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Yakima River Levels Expected to Rise

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RICHLAND, Wash. - The Benton County Emergency Services said that rain and warm weather are expected to cause high water levels in the Yakima River.

Benton County Emergency Services said they expect the river to crest about a foot below flood state by midnight on Wednesday.

Water levels are expected to rise significantly over the next few days.

Benton County Emergency Services Public Information Officer Steve Sautter said the potential flooding is a trickle down effect.

Sautter said, "People who live in Yakima County are going two see the water rise before we see it down here and then they'll see it go down before we see it go down."

Sautter said they will continue to monitor the levels and warn residents that there will be a lot of debris coming down the fast moving water.

Sautter said up to date information is available on the Benton County Emergency Services website. www.bces.wa.gov