Surprising channel flood leaves La Conner planning for future
“Climate change is real” is a lesson from Dec. 27 flooding that damaged the La Conner downtown.
Rising seas, high tides, storm surges and waterfront homes: does value outweigh the risks?
Predicted sea-level rising along with extremely high tides and storm surges pose increasing risk to coastal waterfront homes. How much are those trends affecting property values?
Ice jams, snow melt, king tide combine in Marietta flood deluge
A small community along Marine Drive living mostly in RVs has braved seasonal inundation, ready to move at a moment’s notice — until caught by surprise.
Bulkheads: protecting property at what cost to the environment?
Tacoutche Tesse, the Northwest’s great ghost river — Part 4: The death of a thousand cut-offs
The plight of wild salmon and the waters that support them is about big issues, but also a lot of little, unassuming places: creeks and sloughs and flooded fields and braided side channels.
Tacoutche Tesse, the Northwest’s great ghost river — Part 2: The flood and building back better
The great flood of 2021 brought massive destruction but also the opportunity to build back better.
Tacoutche Tesse, the Northwest’s great ghost river — Part 1: Not the Columbia
Salish Current is exploring in a series of articles the Fraser River and its rich, varied and threatened life. This week, Part 1: Not the Columbia.
Rising seas, surging storms put many low-lying areas at risk
Sea levels are expected to rise by 1.5 to nearly 2 feet by 2100 along low-lying shorelines around the Salish Sea—including many areas where people live and recreate.
Flood survivors face next flood season while awaiting long-term fixes
Flood season is coming faster than housing solutions, as recovery from November 2021 flooding continues in Whatcom County.
Still rising: Planners assess sea level, storm surge risks
Rising sea levels combined with storm surges threaten to inundate shoreline sites such as Bellingham’s Boulevard Park.
Floods, fish and farming intersect in Nooksack Basin’s complex challenge
As Whatcom County works to prepare for the next major flooding events and to foster community resilience, a discussion on long-term solutions and ways to promote salmon population and environmental preservation along the Nooksack River is taking shape.
Community Voices / Nooksack flood, water solutions to protect families, fish and farms will require collaboration
Whatcom farmers are calling for communitywide collaboration in pursuing solutions to flooding and water supply issues in the Nooksack River Basin.
Devastated after flooding, north Whatcom County moves into recovery mode
Well over 700 homes have been reported damaged in Whatcom County after the area endured three atmospheric rivers in less than three weeks. While cleanup is underway, the impacts on lives and livelihoods will continue for some time.