The Chehalis River Basin is at a turning point. Recent years have brought extreme and frequent flooding; a trend that may continue into the future. Healthy habitat for aquatic species is significantly degraded in the basin. This impacts wildlife and, if action is not taken, the current course could lead to Endangered Species Act listings […]Continue Reading ...
Two bills aimed at providing funding for flood relief projects in the Chehalis River Basin and statewide were heard in the House Capital Budget Committee today. The bills are sponsored by Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, who also serves as the ranking Republican on the committee (pictured at right). “All of my focus this year is on providing this funding […]Continue Reading ...
MONTESANO, Wash. – An inter-local agreement on flood control between Grays Harbor and Thurston Counties and the Chehalis Tribe was the heated topic at a meeting of Chehalis Basin Flood Authority. Cosmopolis Mayor Vicky Raines tells us, 7 of the 8 attending members voted to not recognize the new pact “in a sense, they really don’t have a lot of acting authority, unless the state were to sign on with them.”
Raines said the primary topic at yesterday’s monthly meeting was to be trust issues “They may say that it’s not setting up a taxing district, but I think that it points in that direction.”
Special meetings were held by Grays Harbor and Thurston counties, and the Chehalis Tribe earlier this week to sign the agreement prior to discussion with the Flood Authority.
(Click the story title to hear an April 21st interview with Cosmopolis Mayor Vickie Raines on this issue)Continue Reading ...
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