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Yakima River May Not Overflow

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash--  Experts say the Yakima River may not see heavy floods, even with all this snow. 

Emergency Services staff say it typically takes just ten inches of snow to tack on one inch of excess water, but because the snow is lacking so much moisture, it can take up to 30 inches of snow for one inch of flooding.

Still, nearby homes may see minor local flooding.