Washington Flood Warning: Okanogan and Stehekin Rivers

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
May 8, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Snow melt is swelling the Okanogan and Stehekin Rivers in Washington, prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue flood warnings affecting Okanogan County and Chelan County in North-Central Washington.

The warm weather forecast for the next few days, carrying through at least until Saturday, will produce “considerable runoff,” states the NWS report.

The rivers will be so cold from the runoff that any contact with the water could be dangerous, even life threatening. High water levels can also push large debris into the water, creating boating hazards.  

The NWS is advising people not to drive in flooded areas.

Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.