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Kittitas Co. Officials Worried About Possible Flooding

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KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Kittitas County officials are keeping close tabs on this weekend's weather forecast. There has already been minor flooding along Naneum Creek and other streams east of Ellensburg.

County Commissioners say the flood district plan, which was approved by voters in the fall, will lead to some projects in the near future.

One area getting special attention is a section of the Yakima River, south of Ellensburg, better known as the "ringer loop." Commissioners say this area is prone to significant flooding and damaged levies.

Other areas being closely monitored are lands scorched by last summer's Taylor Bridge and Table Mountain fires.

"In the burned damage areas where you don't have the root structure and some of the other plant and tree structure that was holding the soils together. And also absorbing that runoff it can mean trouble to the lowlands and so that's what were very concerned about now," said Kittitas County Commissioner, Paul Jewel.

With more rain on the way, Kittitas County officials are taking extra precautions. Sandbags are readily available at the fairgrounds parking lot north of Western Village.

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