The Seattle Times covers some of the effects of the rain here in Kenmore: Rivers recede, rain decreases as residents deal with the mess
In Kenmore, Frankie Schmitt found herself battling the worst floodwaters she has seen in 27 years.
Schmitt rented an extra sump pump Friday and asked the Kenmore Fire Department to bring out sandbags to help protect her property. But on Sunday, she said the water in her driveway was 4 feet deep and the garage from which she runs her machine-quilting shop was taking on water.
Nearby Swamp Creek often floods in the rain, and changes the city made recently to the street seemed to make it worse, she said. Beaver dams cause the high water to back up on her side of the creek, she said.
Based on my occasional observations, I’ve often suspected that Swamp Creek has flooded more often since they did all that work a few years ago that was supposed to help it flood less.
Here’s the location of the flooding mentioned in the article:
Read more on the Seattle Times Weather Beat blog.
One Response to “Swamp Creek Flooding Makes the Seattle Times”
Well, at least this time my apartment didn’t flood. *knock on wood* But the Kenmore Self Storage place had their pumps going to keep from flooding from the swamp behind their place.