Floodwaters of the Yakima River in southern Washington state neared cresting Saturday night (Jan. 10) after surrounding some homes and structures in Benton County, swamping roads and promting the evacuation of Beach RV Park in Benton City.
It appeared the county was spared the level of damage wrought by flooding in 1996, according to the Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, Kennewick, Wash.
No details were available on the damage to the campground, a 59-site park located on the Yakima River.
Recent rain and snow and rapid melting caused the flooding, which created hazardous conditions in the Yakima and Columbia rivers from brush, tree limbs and trees being swept downstream. The Yakima joins the Columbia near the Oregon border.
Property owners along the river, warned about the likelihood of flooding days ago, were prepared.
It was the second time this year that flooding damaged an RV park in the state.