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Flash Flood Watch issued July 31 at 11:49PM PDT until August 01 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ON RECENT BURN AREAS FRIDAY... .BRIEF DOWNPOURS FROM ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS AREAS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED RECENT WILDFIRES. DEBRIS FLOWS AND RAPID RUNOFF WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT IN THIS CASE. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT FRIDAY

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A waterfront alive

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It’s happening on Wenatchee’s waterfront. The parks, the trails, and now the Pybus Public Market have injected a new sense of vitality like nothing we’ve seen since before the great recession. A new, large apartment development is under construction. A hotel development is said to be pending for the city property south of Riverwalk Crossing. The city’s dream-filled waterfront development plan adopted so many years ago in such a hopeful age is still far from being realized, but the idea that sparked it is still alive — that Wenatchee’s Columbia waterfront is a great community asset.

There was news recently of tangible evidence. The city of Wenatchee received the first of many monthly value-added sales tax rebates for the waterfront district — $46,700. The rebate was authorized by the Legislature, based on increased revenue and property value on the waterfront. If all goes well, the rebate could amount to $8 million over 25 years.

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