- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The latest snowpack estimates for the Snake River Basin show the potential for spring flooding is normal to slightly above normal.

The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the amount of snow remaining in the mountains has the potential to create floods, especially if there is significant rain or unexpectedly warm temperatures.

The Walla Walla District covers parts of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada.

The district says precipitation amounts in the Snake River Basin range from 98 to 174 percent of normal. The 98 percent is for the Malheur-Owyhee-Boise River Basins, while the 174 percent is for the Palouse River Basin.

On April 1, storage for major reservoirs within the Walla Walla District is normal and varies between 28 and 99 percent full.


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