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Hydrologic Outlook issued January 17 at 12:00AM PST until January 17 at 6:00PM PST by NWS

...Rain and snowmelt may cause localized flooding issues this week... A change in the weather pattern this week will bring above freezing temperatures to much of the region and the potential for significant rainfall to far eastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle. With widespread low elevation snow across the Inland


Lo10° Slight Chance Wintry Mix and Patchy Freezing Fog


Hi21° Wintry Mix

Tuesday Night

Lo20° Freezing Rain


Hi32° Rain/Freezing Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Wintry Mix Likely then Slight Chance Snow


Hi36° Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Rain/Snow


Hi34° Rain

Friday Night

Lo26° Rain/Snow


Hi35° Chance Rain

Wilf Woods | 1948 flood led to taming of the Columbia River

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The great 1948 flood did more than cause death and destruction.

It became evident that upstream storage on the Columbia River was a necessity for the future, and spurred action between Canada and the U.S. about the river.

Action did not come swiftly. Crusty old Canadian General Andrew McNaughton, representing his country, threatened to divert the upper river west to the Fraser River, a dramatic though probably unlikely idea.

It took 15 years after the great flood for the treaty…

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