Good news for boaters heading into the holiday weekend. Chelan County PUD spokeswoman Suzanne Hartman says Spring runoff has helped increase river flows, meaning the river levels are rising enough to allow for boat launch accessibility. The two public boat launches now open are: Riverfront Park at the base of Orondo Avenue near Pybus Market and the launch at Wenatchee Confluence State Park in Olds Station. Hartman says boaters need to be aware of the possibility for changing river levels, which could change quickly. Also, inspect any boat ramp to be sure you can safely launch your boat. She says the District is looking into ways to keep boat launches open throughout the summer if river levels drop as a result of the Wanapum Dam situation.
State Fish and Wildlife biologists express doubts about the existence of a Wenatchee wolf pack. It appears that one of two previously identified pack members has rejoined her old pack near Cle Elum. Biologist David Volson told the Wenatchee World that they have no indication that the wolves are still here. Volson says he believes that a wolf caught on a remote camera South of Wenatchee earlier this year was just passing through the area. He said Fish and Wildlife will continue to monitor the area for evidence of wolf movement through the area.