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Yakima County Flood Warning Canceled

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Yakima, Wash.- The Yakima River has receded so much in most parts of Yakima County that it is now off the list for flood warnings.

    The National Weather Service has removed flood warnings for the Yakima County area but are reminding people to still be cautious and observant. In Yakima, the river dropped below the flood stage level of 10 feet and is now just over six feet.    

Members from the Army Corps of Engineers have been adding boulders to various parts of the river to control water levels and reduce water pressure near the levees. Employees say this helped bring the level down. 

"We rose up to about 13 to 13 and a half foot and its at about 6 feet right now so its gone down about 6 to 7 feet which is really good," said Lisa Truhlicka from the Office of Emergency Management.

Although conditions have improved, emergency management employees are recommending people report any unusual activity and keep an eye out for more warnings.
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