For a week at the end of August, a small army of Western Washington University students, wearing aquamarine WWU hats and orange safety vests, will be a normal sight around Stanwood.

The students, under program director David Davidson, will collect data, Aug. 21-25, including elevations above sea level, which they’ll use to create a web-based, visual flood map of the city.

Once the map is completed in 2018, it will serve several purposes

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