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Lightning Creek struck by big runoff

RIVERS -- Now you see it; now you don't. Much of the snow that piled up in the mountains Sunday and Monday was dramatically reduced by rain and flushed down rivers today.

Lightning Creek and Pack River in North Idaho surged with runoff, with Lighting's flows increasing from 150 cfs to 7,000 cfs in 24 hours.

Road washouts and closures were reported in some areas on the east slopes of the Cascades, especially in the Okanogan National Forest Naches District.

See more photos and Idaho stream gage information on this USGS site.

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