I was thinking something like that must be going on downstream after I replied this morning. Same story used everywhere.This is a money grab by the behind-the-scenes power players in Chehalis. They want to continue to develop the flood plain to continue the growth of Chehalis because "growth is good for the community". The idea of all that open farm land in the flood plain that can't be developed into a strip mall or a minimum wage Walmart distribution centers chafes their testicles. It is narrow self-interest. They have been trying to rope other counties and cities into joining their lobbying effort but so far, they have not been very successful. Still, these people are willing to play the long game until they finally achieve their goal, So vigilante semper.