Low-flow spring spared Community Covenant Church Editor’s note: Article updated on 7/31/19 to reflect Allan Bisnett’s correct position with Community Covenant Church. He is not the pastor, he is council treasurer. Twisp leaders asked the federal government to help them protect the town from erosion along the Methow River, which is threatening buildings and a […]
Twisp on alert for possible ice dams blocking river as temps fall
Andrew Denham, Twisp’s public works director, was keeping a close watch early this week on ice that has built up on the Twisp River, hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s ice dams that that threatened to flood parts of Twisp.
The recent prolonged spell of frigid temperatures has produced thick ice on sections of …
Comment on two fish-habitat projects in Twisp River
The Yakama Nations Fisheries are planning two habitat-enhancement projects on the Twisp River. The Newby Narrows Fish Habitat Enhancement Project is at river mile 10 on the Twisp River, about 8.5 miles west of town. The intent is to enhance a 1,200-foot-long side channel by installing six buried log structures and three wood jams, and […]
Warmer weather melting Twisp River ice dam that threatened to flood town
Two large ice dams that blocked sections of the Twisp River last week created concerns about potential flooding in Twisp, particularly at the River’s Edge Mobile Home Park, until the dams broke open on their own over the weekend.
Comment on Methow Valley river projects
Proposals for four river-restoration projects intended to improve conditions for endangered and threatened salmon in the Methow Valley have been submitted to Okanogan County for environmental review or permit exemptions. Yakama Nation Fisheries is working on a project that would enhance fish habitat on the Twisp River. The project involves the construction of three engineered […]