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Flash flood water recedes

Park cleanup underway in Palouse flood zone

PALOUSE — City Public Works Superintendent Mike Wolf said Tuesday, June 21, that flood waters have receded and life is returning to normal.

He was talking about water from the flash flooding that occured a week earlier (on June 14) following heavy rains.

Palouse park clean up Saturday, June 18, went well, he said.

“There was a tree that split at the trunk, and we’ve got to get that out of there,” he said. “Other than that, everything is looking good.”

The water started receding about 8 p.m. June 14.

“It was about 11.5 feet in Potlach,” Wolf said on last Wednesday. “It takes 5-6 hours to reach...


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