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Heat Advisory issued July 02 at 3:30AM PDT until July 03 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...HOT TEMPERATURES TO IMPACT THE INLAND NORTHWEST... TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES AROUND 103 DEGREES OR ABOVE WILL BE IN PLACE THROUGH FRIDAY. HOTTEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE SNAKE AND CLEARWATER RIVER VALLEYS...CENTRAL BASIN...AND IN LOWER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE OKANOGAN VALLEY AND WENATCHEE AREA. ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO

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Tourism jobs dry up as Wanapum drawdown continues

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EPHRATA — The shrunken reservoir behind a damaged Wanapum Dam could be one reason tourism jobs are drying up in Grant County.

In June, Grant County lost 260 jobs in tourism and another 100 in retail as recreation on the Wanapum Dam reservoir slowed to a trickle, said the state Employment Security Department. The reservoir’s shoreline was closed in March following the discovery of a fracture in one of the dam’s spillways and drawdown of the reservoir on the dam’s upstream side.

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