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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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October 26, 2005

Design Perspectives: Preparing now for a warmer, wetter future

  • Engineers, architects, landscape architects and planners all have a role in helping people do better the next time trouble comes.
    Special to the Journal

    The National Weather Service predicts a warmer-than-normal winter for the South Sound. That usually means heavy rains and flooding.

    Olympia has been hit by a major storm about every 10 years, according to Pete Swensson, senior planner with Thurston Regional Planning Council. That's about how often heavy rains and rising waters in the Deschutes River meet high tides and storm surges in Budd Inlet, one of the southern toes of Puget Sound.

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