National Weather Service Not Predicting Major Flooding
The annual small stream flooding threat is now underway. Yakima Valley Emergency Management has issued an alert. They're requesting that people who live along Wide Hollow Creek between Stone Road and 96th Avenue be prepared to evacuate because of the potential for flooding in the area.
Marilyn Lohmann, the service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Pendleton, Ore., says there's a lot of low to mid-level elevation snow in the Cascades, but she says they've seen a lot of snow melt over the past few days. As for the Naches and Yakima rivers, she says we'll see a normal amount of snowmelt fill the waterways this spring. But she says officials don't expect any major flood events this year, other than the normal high water we usually see in April and May on the Yakima and Naches rivers.