Will Flooding in Yakima Affect Us?
Heavy rainfall along the east slopes of the Cascades coupled with higher temperatures has caused the Yakima River to overflow its banks in the Yakima area. Of course, the Yakima River flows through our area, and those along the river in Prosser, Benton City and West Richland are no strangers to the flooding, but what will happen this time around?
Well, the short answer is that we won't have any flooding in Benton County. The river will rise, but not overflow its banks. The Yakima River will crest in Benton City on Thursday.