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Flash Flood Watch issued August 20 at 3:51PM PDT until August 22 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...STORMS ON FRIDAY MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS... .SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ON FRIDAY OVER THE NORTH WASHINGTON CASCADES. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON, CHIWAUKUM, LITTLE BRIDGE CREEK, DUNCAN, MILLS CREEK,

Overnight

Lo64° Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi81° Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo61° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Friday

Hi80° Heavy Rain

Friday Night

Lo59° Chance Thunderstorms

Saturday

Hi83° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi84° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo64° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi86° Sunny

Don’t waste effort of Stemilt partners

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The Stemilt Partnership was formed in 2007, a union of the concerned, people and government expressly fearful for the fate of four sections of public land in the beautiful Stemilt Basin, just south of Wenatchee. Their values, cemented after long consultation and public collaboration, include protection for wildlife habitat, for watershed essential to agriculture, for the rich recreational opportunities and the extraordinary beauty of the natural setting.

The partnership succeeded to an extraordinary degree, but not completely. The four sections first included in a huge trade with a potential developer, were kept in public ownership. The Department of Natural Resources sold two parcels to the Department of Fish and Wildlife to be managed for conservation. Chelan County, with grants and donations, is in the process of purchasing 4,000 acres of private timberland nearby, with conservation as the intent. DNR kept two sections, and in September revealed it was considering leasing them to Stemilt Growers for development in part as a cherry orchard.

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