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Rising river floods Washington pasture land


Between 2 and 3 inches of rain fell Tuesday night on the southern slopes of Washington state's Olympic Mountains, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for the Skokomish River near Potlatch. Another 2 to 3 inches is predicted for Wednesday.



The river will likely be above flood stage into Thursday morning. The area to be affected by the minor but widespread flooding is primarily pasture land.



Minor flooding is also predicted for farmland and other low areas along the Grays River near Rosburg. It is expected to crest about 11 a.m. Wednesday.



Flood advisories include all of Western Washington, which continues to receive moderate to heavy rain.



In Oregon, flood advisories were issued along the coast. Heavy rains through Wednesday, along with onshore winds and high tides, will generate flooding along the Kilchis River and around Tillamook.



A flood watch continues for the Coast Range of northwest Oregon.



-- Steve Brown



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