Emergency Declared In Ferry County - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Emergency Declared In Ferry County

OFFICIAL NEWS RELEASE FROM FERRY COUNTY: On Thursday, May 26th the Ferry County Board of County Commissioners declared a local emergency. Recent rainfall and snow melt has caused heavy flows in our mountain streams. These weather conditions have caused flooding in various parts of the county. 

Among these areas are Barnaby Creek, Lambert Creek, St. Peters Creek, Cottonwood Creek, and O'Brien Creek. Due to the extreme flooding at Barnaby Creek, we have a road crew on the ground dealing with the issues at hand. There are also crews monitoring the roads in other affected areas.  

Ferry County Commissioners and the Ferry County Sheriff's Office have enacted a No wake Zone on Curlew Lake within 200 feet of the shorelines.

This was enacted in response of the recent Heavy Rains, Rising Temperatures and Snow Melt that has caused Curlew Lake to rise to a level that has threatened Residents and the local resorts located on Curlew Lake. 

The Ferry County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol will be on Curlew Lake over the weekend to strictly enforce this Ordinance. 

We ask that the Holiday travelers observe the ordinance and have a Sun Filled Safe Memorial weekend.

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