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Flash Flood Watch issued August 22 at 2:45PM PDT until August 22 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS

...STORMS FRIDAY AFTERNOON MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS... .SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY EVENING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON... CHIWAUKUM...LITTLE BRIDGE

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Visitor spending at national park feeds local economy, says report

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SEDRO WOOLLEY — The North Cascades National Park complex attracted 809,000 visitors in 2012 and they spent $33 million in nearby communities and supported 370 jobs, a federal report released Monday says.

The park complex includes the North Cascades National Park and both the Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.

Nationwide, the spending report showed $14.7 billion spent by 283 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park.

According to the report, most visitor spending supports jobs in restaurants, grocery and convenience stores (39 percent), hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast inns (27 percent) and other amusement and recreation (20 percent).

To see the report, visit nature.nps.gov/socialscience/economics.cfm.

 

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