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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