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Army Corps Responds To Inland NW Flooding

Flooding in Chewelah Flooding in Chewelah
Flooding in Chewelah Flooding in Chewelah
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Corps of Engineers says it has sent out teams to help respond to flooding from eastern Washington to western Montana.

The corps' Seattle office says they are shoring up levees Monday on the Yakima and Naches rivers near Yakima.

The corps has also deployed teams to Shoshone, Benewah and Kootenai counties in northern Idaho. Teams are strengthening the Hayden Lake Dam and helping hold back the St. Joe River at St. Maries.

Over the weekend, the corps says it helped prevent erosion at the Bay Horse Dam on Miller Lake in Lincoln County, Mont.

The corps has distributed 271,000 sandbags in western Montana and northern Idaho.

Rivers were filled by heavy weekend rains and snowmelt. The Weather Service forecasts drier weather later this week in the Northwest.

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