National Weather Service warns of small stream flooding

Gary DeVon/staff photos Water runs across Sawtell Road last Friday near Oroville. Tonasket Creek which comes down from the Highlands following the Chesaw Road, overwhelmed the little bridge between Bud Clark Ballfields and Oroville Harvest Park. The water quickly receded and no damage was done to the ballfields as had happened in previous years.

Gary DeVon/staff photos
Water runs across Sawtell Road last Friday near Oroville. Tonasket Creek which comes down from the Highlands following the Chesaw Road, overwhelmed the little bridge between Bud Clark Ballfields and Oroville Harvest Park. The water quickly receded and no damage was done to the ballfields as had happened in previous years.

Flood warning for Okanogan River near Tonasket cancelled

Tonasket Creek finds an outlet near the Cherry Street Bridge in Oroville. The creek followed a course that mostly skirted the western and southern boundaries of Bud Clark Fields and then along the east side of Chesaw Road before dumping into the Okanogan River.

Tonasket Creek finds an outlet near the Cherry Street Bridge in Oroville. The creek followed a course that mostly skirted the western and southern boundaries of Bud Clark Fields and then along the east side of Chesaw Road before dumping into the Okanogan River.

SPOKANE – The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for snowmelt in several areas of Eastern Washington, including Okanogan and Ferry counties.

At 10 a.m. emergency management officials reported snowmelt causing small stream flooding in many areas around the Kettle River. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding. Areas of concern include Salmon Creek south of Conconully and small creeks near Curlew and Chesaw. Some locations that may experience flooding include Republic, Conconully, Davis Lake, Wauconda, Curlew, Nighthawk, Loomis, Malo, Chesaw, Havillah and Lost Lake Campground.

The flood warning for the Okanogan River near Tonasket was cancelled by the NWS on Sunday.