A number of rivers in north central and eastern Washington are in imminent danger of flooding. That’s because spring temperatures have soared into the upper 80s and Canada’s near record snowpack is melting fast.
Flooding hasn’t been this bad in the Okanogan Valley since 1972. This week, forecasters say, it could get close to breaking that record.
Okanogan County Fire District Commissioner Jack Denison said that’s a “worst case scenario.”
“You know we have some sewer systems and infrastructure that affects the day to day livelihood of folks and basically, we are on track to prevent all that from happening,” he said.