Fast Melting Snowpack Means Water Woes Ahead For Washington State03:50
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The Yakima River is running full from bank to bank with heavy snowmelt as seen here at Umtanum.
(TOM BANSE / NORTHWEST NEWS NETWORK)
The Yakima River is running full from bank to bank with heavy snowmelt as seen here at Umtanum. (TOM BANSE / NORTHWEST NEWS NETWORK)
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In the Pacific Northwest, early winter’s epic snowpack is long gone. In Washington State, the snow melted in record time to less than half of its usual level in early June. Farmers and cities could be hurt this summer. But kayakers are dipping their paddles while the water is still high. Anna King from the Northwest News Network reports from Interstate-90 in North Bend, Washington.

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Anna King, Richland correspondent, Northwest News Network. She tweets @AnnaKingN3.

This segment aired on June 14, 2016.

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