NEAR WHITE PASS, Wash. - The annual "flip-flop" on the Yakima River is happening right now.
The Bureau of Reclamation has been making adjustments since it began last week. The flip-flop reduces flows in the Yakima River, and increases flows to the Tieton and Naches rivers. It helps with salmon spawning, by keeping enough water in the reservoir for release during the winter months.
About 2,000 cubic feet per second are flowing down the Tieton River right now, making it perfect for whitewater rafting.