The Okanogan River rises under Central Avenue bridge in Omak earlier this week. As of Monday afternoon, the Okanogan River was at 16.34 feet near Janis Bridge south of Tonasket. Flood stage is 15 feet. Officials said the river will continue to rise toward 19 feet by Saturday. Comparatively, the Okanogan River crested at 22.54 feet at Janis Bridge in 1972, and 21.79 feet in 1948.
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Okanogan County Emergency Management will host a county flood season meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the commissioners’ hearing room of the Grainger Administration Building, 123 N. Fifth Ave.
May 9, 2018 3:48 p.m. read more..
Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are rising as the over-abundance of late- season snows begin to run off in Canada, causing flood warnings along the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers in the United States.
May 8, 2018 3:46 p.m. read more..