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Water bombers used on Blue Creek Fire
Water bombers used on Blue Creek Fire (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Walla Walla Blue Creek Fire “Highest Priority In Nation” Says Official

The wildfire burning about ten miles East of Walla Walla is now the Number One firefighting priority in the U.S, according to the area incident commander.

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Kennewick Irrigation District
Kennewick Irrigation District (KID)
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No More Extra ‘Spot Watering’ for KID Irrigation Customers – Water Levels Plummet

Wednesday, the Kennewick Irrigation District issued the word that spot watering will no longer be permitted for it's residential customers.

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Major offshore quake could significantly affect Western Washington
Major offshore quake could significantly affect Western Washington (Photo by Ted S. Warren-Pool/Getty Images)
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State Official says WA Not Ready for Huge Offshore Earthquake

A state official has raised eyebrows recently by saying a major quake offshore in the Pacific Ocean could make virtually everything West of I-5 'toast.'

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A little more water available in Yakima River
A little more water available in Yakima River (Bureau of Reclamation)
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Good News for Kennewick Lawns! Yakima River Rises Slightly

With the breath of fresh air that's come in the last few days, it's provided some much needed relief for the Kennewick Irrigation District and some other irrigators.

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New burning restrictions in place in Eastern Washington now
New burning restrictions in place in Eastern Washington now (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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New Burn Ban Restrictions Go Into Effect in Eastern Washington

Due to the extreme drought and fire danger East of the Cascades, more fire restrictions are now in effect.

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Lower Valley, Wapato area facing water crisis
Lower Valley, Wapato area facing water crisis (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage for Getty Images.)
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Farmers Face Accusations of Stealing Yakima River Water

It's starting to sound like a cloak-and-dagger mystery, but it's deadly serious. If you thought we had it bad in Tri-Cities, up the Lower Valley, it's getting worse.

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Lack of snow will hurt mountain water reserves
Lack of snow will hurt mountain water reserves (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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Another El Nino Winter Very Likely, Say Northwest Weather Experts

If you're a fan of snow, like us, you will be disappointed.

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yakima river
yakima river (Bureau of Land Management)
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Yakima River Drops, More Irrigation Limitations Imposed

The record heat wave in the Columbia Basin is not helping the Kennewick Irrigation District or other water suppliers, new limitations have been placed on water use.

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Les Blair fire Benton County
Les Blair fire Benton County (KNDU-TV)
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Benton County Fire Near Columbia 80 Percent Contained

Fire authorities hope, weather permitting, to have 100% containment by Monday afternoon or evening.

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107 Sunday Will Match Tri-City Temp Record For June

According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA-the National Weather Service folks) anything above 107 Sunday will break the single day record for Tri-Cities for the month of June.

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