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Photo Credit:Chad BakerJason ReedRyan McVay
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West Richland Making Floating the River Easier With New Park

Yakima river floaters will finally have an official park to launch their tubes from in spring of 2017. The City of West Richland is building a river front park which will have parking and bathrooms and access to the Yakima river.

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Christian Delbert
Christian Delbert
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See the Crazy, Confusing Reason Columbia River Water Can’t Be Used in Drought

After the drought left farmers and homeowners frustrated last summer many wondered why we couldn't pull more water out of the Columbia River. A news analysis of proposed bills gives a disturbing insight into the process.

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Yakima River Flooded Its Banks Thursday Night

According to Benton City resident and KORD personality Ed Dailey, the Yakima River over-flowed its banks about 2 a.m. and has slowly receded since.

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Ed Dailey
Ed Dailey
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Yakima River at Its Highest Level in Years!

We've seen the Yakima River at some of its lowest levels this summer during the drought, but flash flooding from autumn storms this week has it surging.

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Cleanup for Sunnyside oil spill may take weeks
Cleanup for Sunnyside oil spill may take weeks (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Officials Say Sunnyside Oil Leak May Take Weeks to Completely Clean Up

A 1,500 gallon tank holding old used motor oil that that began leaking Sunday has triggered the largest water cleanup effort in the Yakima Valley in 17 years.

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Cause of Fire Unknown on the Yakima River Delta Near Columbia Point

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Richland fire fighters now have a blaze under control south of Columbia Point.

Earlier this morning around 8 p...

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Yakima River Levels Expected To Drop Over Weekend

After cresting early this AM, Saturday, the Yakima River is expected to begin dropping bit by bit the rest of the weekend.

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Yakima River Expected To Hit Flood Stage Friday in Benton City

It's not nearly as bad as recent previous floods, but the Yakima River is expected to slightly nip over flood stage.

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Benton City Man found in yakima river
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Missing Benton City Man Found in Yakima River

Benton County Sherriffs have confirmed the body of a man found today in the Yakima River is that of a missing Benton City man

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Benton City-Yakima River Flooding 2011
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Yakima River Flood Damage Assesment Begins

Benton County Emergency Services and the American Red Cross have begun to assess the damage caused by the recent flooding of the Yakima River, and they are asking for your help.

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