Whitman Co, Moscow prep for flooding

From staff reports

The Whitman County Parks Department closed off access to the parking lot for the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail at Sunshine Road due to flooding.

A news release issued by the Whitman County Parks and Developmental Services Department stated that citizens using the trail should use caution if they see water.

The county parks department stated on its Facebook page that the water levels in Paradise Creek could continue to climb and continued to urge citizens to use caution if they see water over the trail.

The Facebook post also reminded citizens that the water levels are unpredictable, but that the water had not crossed the trail at the time of the post.

The city of Moscow responded to flood warnings, with Public Works Crews placing sandbags in vulnerable areas to prevent possible floods in the city.

There was no flooding in Moscow, and there was only minor flooding at Paradise Creek, according to a news release from the city.

Barriers were also placed along the city athletic fields, the dog park at Mountain View Park and the pathway along Berman Creekside Park, according to another news release from the city of Moscow.

The barriers will be there until further notice, as there is no time table for when they will be removed, according to the news release.

Reporting by Danny Lochridge