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Benson Creek residents, agencies still working on solutions to 2014 flood

Benson Creek residents, agencies still working on solutions to 2014 flood

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will repair the uppermost of five dams in the upper Benson Creek watershed as soon as weather permits. All five lakes failed in an August 2014 rainstorm when logs and debris cascaded down from …
USFS: Storm damage closes Black Canyon Road for the winter

USFS: Storm damage closes Black Canyon Road for the winter

Black Canyon Road, off of Highway 153 between Pateros and the community of Methow, Washington, is closed until repairs can be made, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday (Nov. 20). The road will remain closed to all vehicles, including wheeled and tracked vehicles and snowmobiles, throughout the winter. The groomed snowmobile route along Black Canyon...
Help is available to reduce erosion on burned properties

Help is available to reduce erosion on burned properties

In the aftermath of another devastating wildfire season, many area residents are anxious about protecting their homes and property from flash floods and mudslides that result when wildfires destroy vegetation and leave the ground charred, barren and unable to absorb water. There are many different ways to treat burned landscapes to reduce erosion, and the Okanogan...
Reports on severity of burn damage, erosion threats due next month

Reports on severity of burn damage, erosion threats due next month

Field studies to assess damage from recent wildfires on state and private lands in Okanogan County have been completed, and a report on potential erosion threats is expected early next month. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team began work on Sept. 11 and spent four days on the ground evaluating burn severity and damage caused...
Twisp accepting comments on proposal to build in floodplain

Twisp accepting comments on proposal to build in floodplain

Public comment will be accepted until Thursday (Sept. 24) on a proposal to build a house on the 100-year floodplain in Twisp. An application for a floodplain development permit has been submitted to the town by Pete and Jennifer Day of Twisp, who propose building a single-family residence on an undeveloped parcel across Highway 20 from...
Twisp accepting comments on proposal to build house in flood plain

Twisp accepting comments on proposal to build house in flood plain

Public comment will be accepted until Sept. 24 on a proposal to build a house on the 100-year floodplain in Twisp. An application for a floodplain development permit has been submitted to the town by Pete and Jennifer Day of Twisp, who propose building a single-family residence on an undeveloped parcel across Highway 20 from the...
Flash flood, mud hit Texas Creek property again

Flash flood, mud hit Texas Creek property again

Ron and Cheryl Race are digging out again from a flash flood that deposited mud and debris at their Texas Creek property for the second time in less than three months. The flooding, which also spilled over Highway 153 at Leecher Creek near Carlton, is a legacy of last summer’s Carlton …
Flood protection work proceeds in at-risk areas

Flood protection work proceeds in at-risk areas

The Texas Creek home of Tom and Cheryl Race was a bustling work site last week as trucks delivered many loads of gravel, which a bulldozer operator contoured into a large dike upstream from the house to protect it from future flooding. At the same time, a crew of eight Americorps volunteers shoveled away about 300...
No penalties to change status for land damaged by fire, flood

No penalties to change status for land damaged by fire, flood

Property owners who own land within the Carlton Complex or the Rising Eagle Road fire areas that is in any of the county’s open-space property tax classifications can request to have their property removed from the classification without paying the additional tax, interest and penalty normally associated with removal. Property owners must make the request...

I am a Flash Flood

I am from houses washed away, mud, metal, water, and rocks coming down on the road. Trees, cabins, and hay barns; other houses are destroyed, too. And it brought a lot of logs down to the road.