US, Canadian officials unveil bilateral flooding initiative

“Washington state and British Columbia have a unique role to play in addressing the urgent challenge of Nooksack River flooding,” said Washington state Governor Jay Inslee. “Flooding will continue to worsen in the face of population growth, development and climate change, and this challenge is bigger and more urgent than any level of government can solve on its own.”

Inslee noted that long-term, sustainable solutions to the problem “will require resources from all levels of government on both sides” of the border, and that Washington state is committed to working together to leverage input and expertise from the affected communities.

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