WWU completes flood risk study of Stanwood's lowlands

A yearlong multi-faceted project flood study is complete.

In a nutshell, it’s a city-university partnership in which upper level courses at Western Washington University use applied learning to help the city of Stanwood. The results also educate west Stanwood homeowners by laying out researched options of insurance, flood mitigation and financial help.

City Administrator Ryan Larsen said the project is an added resource that might benefit the city’s FEMA rating, which could reduce flood insurance costs citywide for everyone.