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Summer officially starts today with the solstice and so a popular time to get out on our local waters. And now you can maximize your summer boating experience on Lake Chelan, as KOHO’s Chelan Correspondent Jeff Conwell explains.

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Last month, the state expanded the drought emergency that was declared in April and now includes a total of 27 watersheds, including Wenatchee, Entiat and Chelan. But while some watersheds like the Okanogan and Upper Yakima are already feeling the pinch, KOHO’s Chelan Correspondent Jeff Conwell reports the Chelan watershed is fairing okay.

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A partially submerged vessel on Lake Chelan initiated a “spill response” due to leaking diesel fuel Tuesday afternoon. The State Department of Ecology notified emergency management personnel from the Sheriff’s Office that a 29-foot sailboat was more than half-way submerged, located along the south shore of the lake just down lake of 25 Mile Creek.…

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It was an average winter for search and rescues in Chelan County, Emergency Management Deputy Rich Magnussen told KOHO. But there’s already been a drowning on Lake Chelan and a skier was rescued from the Colchuck area.     A Tacoma man drowned in Lake Chelan Saturday afternoon when an inflatable kayak he and another…

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Energy use in the Lake Chelan area has grown nearly five times higher than in other areas of the county since 2015, according to the Chelan County PUD. Customer Service Director Andy Wendell told KOHO that is accelerating planning to meet the area-wide electric needs for new homes, businesses and industry, including an invitation for…

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KOHO’s Chelan Correspondent Jay Witherbee sat down with Chelan Fire Chief Tim Lemon for a recap on the firefighting efforts on both the Chelan Hills and 25 Mile Creek Fires that started Friday and Sunday, respectively, near Lake Chelan. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting…

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