Rains Bring Surge To Hangman Creek

Rains Bring Surge To Hangman Creek
Rains Bring Surge To Hangman Creek

    Hangman Creek in South Spokane County and West Spokane is once again surging thanks to the recent rainfall.

    At 10:45 Tuesday morning, the creek was running at a level of 2,700 cubic feet per second. The daily average flow for April 5th over the last 60 years of record keeping is 440 cubic feet per second.

   John Covert of the Washington Department of Ecology says that while 2,700 CFS sounds like a lot of water, it’s not nearly as much as it was in early March when the flow hit 6,300 CFS.

   In years past, Covert says there have been flows in excess of 20,000 CFS.