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Eightmile Lake Dam Facing Potential Failure, County Holding Meeting Tonight

The 100-year-old Eightmile Lake Dam in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness is deteriorating. There were already plans to rehab the rock and earthen dam, but issues have been exacerbated by the Jack Creek Fire, which significantly burned forest land above the lake in August 2017.

Chelan County Emergency Management has notified about 30 homeowners along Icicle Creek of the hazards above them on Eightmile Lake.…

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Chelan County Sheriff’s Update – Sheriff Brian Burnett

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about the recent precipitation and concerns about flooding in the county, preparing for marine patrols on Lake Chelan and the Columbia with weather getting more spring-like, the reserve academy underway and last night’s annual Sheriff’s Office awards ceremony.…

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Negotiations On Columbia River Treaty To Start This Spring

Members of Congress from Washington state are praising the decision to start negotiations this year over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada that governs hydropower and flood-control operations along the Columbia River.
Lawmakers from across the Pacific Northwest have been pressing the U.S. government to reopen Columbia River Treaty talks for several years.…

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