Scene on Lake Ballinger: Underwater

Balllinger Park flooding as seen from the air, looking south. (Photo by David Carlos)
Lake Ballinger, looking north. (Photo by Niall McShane)

Portions of Ballinger Park were submerged Wednesday following days of heavy rain. According to City of Mountlake Terrace Stormwater Program Manager Laura Reed, a large portion of Ballinger Park is within the 100-year floodplain and is a wetland. The Washington State Department of Transportation is working on a project in the next five years to replace the 5-foot culvert on McAleer Creek that drains Lake Ballinger, and it’s anticipated that will alleviate much of the flooding on the lake, Reed said.

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