Floodwaters starting to recede

NORTH COUNTY - The Okanogan River, which has been at flood stage since late last week, began receding Wednesday morning after topping out at about 17.1 feet.

The river is considered to be at flood stage at anything above 15.0 feet and has been there since May 10. At 17, flooding is considered “moderate” but water levels remained above that for only a few hours.

Cooler weather, which is slowing the rate of mountain snow run-off, will help to bring water levels down over the next few days, though rain could change things.

Current NWS flood information can be found here.

 

Real time info on water levels can be found here.

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/?site_no=12445000

About Brent Baker

Brent is a reporter for the Gazette-Tribune. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent started work at the G-T in 2011.

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