Local & Regional

Local Costs to fix Wanapum Dam estimated at $86.5 million Costs to fix Wanapum Dam estimated at $86.5 million
That total is about $25 million over the original estimate of $61 million for repairs to Wanapum, mitigation and lost revenue due to the need to lower the water levels behind the dam.
Local Missing Yakima man found dead Missing Yakima man found dead
Yakima police say the man who was reported missing by his family on Saturday, was found dead. Ernestino Garcia's body was found Monday morning.
Local Yakima Basin drought forces early use of stored water Yakima Basin drought forces early use of stored water
The federal Bureau of Reclamation has had to start using stored reservoir water to supplement natural flows early because of a worsening drought in central Washington's Yakima Basin.