Posts Tagged ‘Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest’

Federal Agencies Release Plan For Snow Lake Water Control Replacement Project

The Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued the final Environmental Assessment for the proposed removal and replacement of the Upper Snow Lake water discharge control valve. The existing valve has exceeded its expected 10-year service life and cannot meet the 80 cubic feet per second discharge capacity required by the Icicle…

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Cougar Creek Fire Now 65% Contained, International Crews Going Home

A fire threatened homes over the Labor Day weekend above East Wenatchee, burning about 2,600 acres of grass and brush. Level 2 evacuation notices (“get ready to leave”) went out to about 40 homes on Nickel Lane, Olympic Drive and 10th St. on Saturday. Those were lifted Sunday and the fire is now 100 percent…

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Burnouts Protect Homes In Entiat Valley, Containment Close For Grass Valley Fire

Thanks to calmer weather, firefighters continue direct attack on the Cougar Creek Fire, now estimated at 31,000 acres and still five percent contained. With 300 residential and commercial buildings threatened, a structure-protection team stayed on scene along the fire’s eastern edge on the east side of Entiat River Road. No structures have been damaged or…

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Cougar Creek Fire Now Second Largest In State, But Progress Made On Fire Lines

A community meeting last night at the Plain Community Church was attended by about 250 people. An additional 300 people watched the live Facebook stream, and the video is available on Facebook. Additional meetings will be held as needed to inform the public and answer questions. Cougar Creek Fire: The Cougar Creek Fire, 20 miles northwest of…

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Slow Growth On Cougar Creek Fire, Two Small Fires Start Outside Leavenworth

Here’s the latest on fires across the region on Tuesday, Aug. 7.   Cougar Creek Fire: Size: 6169 acres Personnel: 700 Location: 20 miles northwest of Entiat Start Date: July 28, 2018 Cause: Lightning The Cougar Creek Fire is 20 miles northwest of Entiat, and is reported at 6,169 acres. A total of 700 personnel, including 15 crews, 4…

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Cougar Creek Fire Fills Region With Smoke, Burns 4,154 Acres

Here’s the latest with the Cougar Creek Fire up the Entiat Valley on Saturday, August 4. • Acres: 4,154 • Containment: 0% • Location: 20 miles northwest of Entiat • Start Date: July 28, 2018 at 7:21 pm • Cause: Lightning Current Activity: The California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (Team 5) assumed command of…

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