Worst flood in 45 years sweeps valley

A barn south of Ellisforde off county Highway 7 sits submerged in water Saturday afternoon.

Photo by Brock Hires
A barn south of Ellisforde off county Highway 7 sits submerged in water Saturday afternoon.



TONASKET — Okanogan Valley residents breathed a collective sigh of relief as Okanogan River water began receding Sunday, but they also began girding themselves for an even higher crest at the end of this week.

The river peaked at 19...

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