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Brutal Western US Winter Has Been Terrible for Animals
A heavy snowfall this winter in the Pacific Northwest and other parts of the West has caused travel delays and other problems for people. But wildlife are also suffering, from deer and elk whose food sources are buried under snow and ice to cougars that had to forage in an Oregon town...
State Drought Declaration Won’t be Extended into Next Year
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials have decided to let the statewide drought declaration expire at the end of this year.
KPQ-AM reports that the team that advises Gov. Jay Inslee on the issue recommended that the state Department of Ecology not extend the drought declaration at th…
Heavy Snow Causes Weekend Avalanches. One Killed, One Missing
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Washington state say one woman has died and one man is still missing after a pair of spring avalanches struck separate groups hiking in the mountains each of Seattle.
King County Sgt. Katie Larson said rescuers carried a female snowshoer off of Red M…
Winter Storm Expected to Bring More Heavy Snowfall Tonight
SEATTLE (AP) — The latest storm moving across Washington will leave up to 2 feet of new snow in the Cascades by tomorrow morning. Forecasters say the lowland snow showers in parts of Western Washington this morning will turn to rain with high winds on the coast and northwest interior until eve…
Heavy Rains Expected This Weekend
SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service says a series of strong Pacific frontal systems are heading toward the Northwest and will bring heavy rains at times this weekend and into next week.
Forecasters say the first storm will arrive Friday night with strong winds...
Plenty Of Water For Yakima Valley Growers
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Plenty of water for growers in the Yakima Valley this year. The Bureau of Reclamation’s April 2012, Total Water Supply Available (TWSA) forecast for the Yakima Basin indicates a full water supply for both senior and junior water rights.
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