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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Palouse River water recedes


April 18, 2019

The North Fork of the Palouse River is back to normal levels this week after a surge at Palouse April 9-10.

The water crested at noon Wednesday, April 10, with the Lions Club Park near the car wash submerged along with much of Hayton Greene Park – the corner grass and trees area along the riverbank at the west edge of town.

Afterwards, the water went down four feet in one day.

“I need to go to church twice this Sunday, to say thank you,” said Michael Echanove, Palouse mayor.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) meter upriver near Potlatch showed the water height at 11 feet on A...

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