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Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Forum to address flooding issues from Douglas Creek

STANWOOD -- Landowners in the Douglas Creek drainage area are invited to an open house where they can report stormwater flooding and learn how to keep the creek area clean.
Douglas Creek sits just north of Stanwood and crosses Pioneer Highway near the Pioneer Hills subdivision as it runs west toward Skagit Bay.
The open house, hosted by Snohomish County Surface Water Management, is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW.
Flooded fields and overflowing roadside ditches aren't just a sign of wet weather, they're also a potential sign of poor water quality and bacterial pollution, said county water management officials.
Stanwood Mayor Dianne White, who has lived most of her life near Douglas Creek and knows its importance to the area, encourages people to attend the open house.
Following a short presentation at 6 p.m., representatives from the county, the city and other community partners will be on hand to answer questions and hear from landowners about drainage problems and potential sources of water pollution.
People in the area also can learn about resources available to help solve drainage or waterquality problems. County residents can get technical assistance and grant funds to help replace failing septic systems, install fencing to keep livestock away from streams or solve chronic drainage issues. City residents may be eligible for similar assistance from the city or the Snohomish Conservation District.
Information about the Douglas Creek community meeting can be found in the green information sidebar of the county's Clean Water District website at www.cwd.surfacewater.info. Residents unable to attend the open house can view the online brochure, print it out and mail in a survey about flooding or other issues in their area.
More information is available from Snohomish County planner Sean Edwards at 425-388-3024 or sean.edwards@snoco.org.
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