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Floods and funding

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We live in river valleys or on alluvial fans. Not all, but most of us make our homes on the remnants of some past torrent. And yet, it is difficult to raise any enthusiasm for flood control, especially between floods, especially if it involves any kind of tax.

Credit the Chelan County commissioners for raising the issue. They are considering creating a countywide flood control district, funded by a 7-cent-per-thousand property tax. Funds could keep road budgets whole and leverage larger grants. Commissioners wisely are not rushing, planning six months of meetings, hearings and workshops to gather public input before making a decision.

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