Swollen creek threatens homes near Cataldo

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by Othello Richards & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 5:16 PM

CATALDO, Idaho-- The Coeur D’Alene River sat one foot above flood state Thursday, but it was not the only body of water threatening homes near Cataldo, Idaho.
   
Swollen Latour Creek near Cataldo, Idaho threatened homes Thursday.

There's not much Larry Stinson can do, except secure anything that would float away. “what happens is when Latour Creek can't run into the river because the river gets too high so Latour Creek fills this whole area all the way down for about a mile. “

His yard sits under 2 feet of water in the lowest areas.  Outside his fence, flood water covers the land up to six feet high.

After the flood of 96, Stinson raised his home.   It now sits three feet above the flood plain.
 

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