We've seen the Yakima River at some of its lowest levels this summer during the drought, but flash flooding from autumn storms this week has it surging.

Benton City residents say it's at the highest level today they've seen in years. Many say it is dangerously close to their backyards and have begun talking about sandbags.

This picture was taken this afternoon by my coworker Ed Dailey near the Benton City bridge:

Ed Dailey