November 16, 2009
As many residents of the Skokomish Valley know, flooding is iminent. These pictures I am posting only reflect a specific area of Skokomish Valley near Vance Creek.
As I am a person from a different state who has never experienced floods, I recall my first flood here in the Skokomish Valley back in 2007 which was spoken of as the worst flood in 100 years. Living on a friends family property we had to be rescued in a boat by my friends uncle.
So will the flooding continue? Many sources that I have done research on suggest different things such as dredging the river to simply giving up life in the Skokomish Valley.
But do residents have to give up?
Or can they find solutions to better adapt to the ever changing river? This story and more as it happens.