Today is Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

Posts tagged "flooding"
Methow River’s steady erosion threatens Community Covenant Church in Twisp

Methow River’s steady erosion threatens Community Covenant Church in Twisp

River bank has receded dramatically in past two years By Ann McCreary If the Methow River continues to erode the river bank by the Community Covenant Church at the same rate as the past two years, a church-owned gazebo that is 25 feet away from the riverbank could end up in the river next spring....
Methow River erosion damages Twisp’s new community trail

Methow River erosion damages Twisp’s new community trail

A short segment of Twisp’s newly constructed community trail in the Twisp Park has partially slipped into the Methow River, a victim of erosion during high water. Erosion of the river bank beside the park, and further upstream off Highway 20 behind the …
Chewuch River erodes bank, log cabin has to move

Chewuch River erodes bank, log cabin has to move

They weren’t exactly moving heaven and earth, but it may have seemed that way. After more than a month of severing the foundation and utility hook-ups, a 60-ton log house and 41 tons of steel supports — 101 tons in all — were plucked from an eroding riverbank to a more-secure spot higher on the property....
Rivers still high, but flood threat lessens

Rivers still high, but flood threat lessens

Emergency managers are breathing a sigh of relief with predictions for area river levels to crest 2 feet below the forecasts from less than a week ago. Expectations for rapid melting of the mountain snowpack — still at 95 percent of normal — have been revised to a gradual melt-off, Eric Fritts, …
Heavy snowmelt drives Okanogan County’s rivers to flood levels

Heavy snowmelt drives Okanogan County’s rivers to flood levels

Warmer-than-normal temperatures since the beginning of May are driving rapid melting of a still-abundant mountain snowpack, flooding roads, homes and fields and carving out chunks of riverbank throughout Okanogan County. Many rivers and lakes are above flood stage, with the most-serious flooding in Oroville …
Twisp pondering solutions for Painter’s Addition flooding

Twisp pondering solutions for Painter’s Addition flooding

Although spring floodwaters may seem like a distant concern right now, Twisp town officials are looking for ways to avoid a repeat of flooding that has occurred in the Painter’s Addition neighborhood during the past two springs, resulting from the closure of an open irrigation ditch above …
Work on Harts Pass and Chewuch roads will require closures, delays

Work on Harts Pass and Chewuch roads will require closures, delays

Repairs to Harts Pass Road at Cache Creek and on the Chewuch Road will result in some closures and delays during the next week. Limited access and delays are expected for travelers on Harts Pass Road as repairs are made to improve the crossing at Cache Creek. Passage through the area may require high ground...
Highway 153 repairs planned to begin Aug. 7

Highway 153 repairs planned to begin Aug. 7

Highway 153 will be closed at milepost 24, about 9 miles north of Carlton, for three days beginning Monday (Aug. 7) to replace a culvert at Leecher Creek. A detour onto the Twisp-Carlton Road will be in place through Wednesday (Aug. 9) while Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) crews install a new culvert under...
Hwy 20 repairs involve moving — and replacing — tons of dirt

Hwy 20 repairs involve moving — and replacing — tons of dirt

Looking down into a chasm that was previously part of Highway 20 near milepost 212, it becomes clear that photos don’t do justice to the extent of the damage that resulted from flooding during heavy rains two months ago. The roadbed on either side of the deep hole …
Summer of high water expected along the Okanogan River

Summer of high water expected along the Okanogan River

The Okanogan River will run higher this summer than it has in two decades, regional water managers predict. Communities along the Okanogan River from Oroville to Brewster are likely to experience high water along the shoreline throughout the summer and into September, due to …