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Chelan-Douglas Trends | Lowest average river flows per year

Change in flow is a key determinant of a river's health. Changes in flow are caused by both human and natural actions. These include rainfall, snowfall, temperature and draws for potable, industrial and agricultural use. Without adequate flows, fish do not have enough water to live, the water becomes too warm to support a healthy fish population and pollution from municipalities, industries, fertilizers and pesticides is concentrated in a smaller amount of water.

Needed road upgrade could snarl No. 2 Canyon trail plan

WENATCHEE — The bottleneck for the U.S. Forest Service’s ambitious plan for a new, non-motorized trail system on 6,100 acres in No. 2 Canyon could come in the form of a half-mile-long, primitive roadway that Chelan County has no funding to upgrade.

Open house planned for new Columbia River recreation area

WENATCHEE — The public is invited to view the plans and help choose a name for the new recreation area taking shape on 26 acres of former state Department of Transportation land just south of the Odabashian Bridge in Douglas County.
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Grizzly bear meetings set for next week

NCW — The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host three open house meetings in North Central Washington next week to answer questions and hear comments about a draft proposal to recover grizzly bears in the North Cascades.
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Plain ski trails: Boosting community and the fun factor

PLAIN — The Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails system is designed “For anybody who wants to connect with community and ski a diversity of groomed trails,” said system marketing manager Kate Tollefson.
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Snowpack lags despite helpful weekend storms

WENATCHEE — This weekend's snow storms have helped push the region into a normal range of expected mountain runoff, but mountain snowpack is still lagging, experts said Monday. 

Forest Service gets go-ahead to hire firefighters

WENATCHEE — President Donald Trump’s freeze on hiring new federal employees does not apply to firefighters, a spokeswoman for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest said Monday.
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Flagel’s path

Cashmere man clears a walking route for his wife, who is recovering from knee surgery.
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Bill would delist wolves in four counties

OLYMPIA — State Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, wants to take gray wolves off the state’s endangered species list in four counties, including Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille.

Avian cholera not likely to move north

BURBANK — Officials say more than 2,100 birds — mostly mallard ducks — have died of avian cholera in the Tri-Cities area over the last two weeks.