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Flood Watch on Paradise Creek remains in effect through Wednesday

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Communities in both Moscow and Pullman are bracing themselves for the worst but hoping for the best.

KLEW News Palouse Bureau Chief, Alex Crescenti has more.

Water levels here along the Paradise Creek here in Moscow are not what they were just days ago when the creek crested at 10.8 feet, but it is not expected to get that high this time around.

“The water was right up to that point on the pole, this whole intersection was totally under water,” said Steven Schulte, City of Moscow Street Dept. Supervisor.

Steven Schulte, the street department supervisor for the City of Moscow, says water backed up 200 yards last week here along Hillcrest and Bridge Street, but he says it won’t be that bad for the next couple of days.

“The conditions are not there, there's not as much snow in the fields or even on the mountain at this point,” said Schulte.

All along the Paradise Creek Tuesday, you could see higher levels of water, but not compared to previously seen this season. But if conditions were to worsen, the city is ready to jump into action.

“A lot of the sandbags that are required to help mitigate the flood, they're already in place we just need to restack them in front of the driveways,” said Schulte.

Schulte says residents should keep an eye on the creeks and the roads, and do not try to drive through flooded areas….but predicting how bad places will get has been a challenge this year.

“With the forecast it doesn't look like we're going to get enough rain to really cause that bad of flooding,” said Schulte.

The National Weather Service says the flood watch will remain through Wednesday night.

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