QUINAULT NATION

WASHINGTON STATE

SMITH ISLAND

CHESAPEAKE BAY, MARYLAND

Wet Streets

Patrick Donaway rides his dirt bike through the flooded streets of Smith Island (pop.267). Donaway is a newcomer on an island that can trace its heritage back to the English Colonists who settled here in the 17th Century. While flooding is commonplace and events like this hardly raise alarm (“It just comes in and goes out. We don’t worry.” says one resident), others note that the water steadily continues to rise and publicity is having an adverse effect on the local population and economy.