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Early spring storms added just over a foot of water to the massive water-storage reservoirs in the Cascades, but they each have 8 feet to go before they’re full. The reservoirs on the Cedar and Tolt rivers provide drinking water for hundreds of thousands of suburban residents. They are operated by the city of Seattle. Seattle officials watched nervously last winter as the snowpack hovered at record-low levels and the reservoirs struggled to fill. They met again this week to discuss the water outlook. The outlook has improved, but there is still a need for a lot of precipitation.

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Woodinville: Police seek man in road rage case

Police are seeking a man who chased a Woodinville High School student at speeds of 100 mph, tried to run him off the road and hit the teen’s car with a golf club. The student, a 17-year-old boy, was driving his Nissan Sentra east on Highway 522 toward Woodinville at about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. John Urquhart said. While trying to pass a slower vehicle, he was suddenly cut off by a late-model silver Dodge Dakota with a silver canopy. After the boy passed the truck, the truck sped up and nearly rear-ended the youth. What ensued was a chase with speeds up to 100 mph.

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Fall City: Part of valley hiking trail washed out

A landslide Wednesday night washed out 120 feet of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail just northeast of Fall City, causing King County to close off the area. Where the paved trail once ran over a narrow ridge line is now an 80-foot drop into a muddy gulch.

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