Latest Flood Warnings/Statements

FLOOD STATEMENT                                BULLETIN NO. 47
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
10 AM PST WED FEB 7 1996
 
 ..SERIOUS FLOODING FORECAST FOR THE LOWER WILLAMETTE AND LOWER
   COLUMBIA RIVERS...
 
 ..A FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MAINSTEM WILLAMETTE RIVER... 
   
 ..A FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE COLUMBIA RIVER FROM VANCOUVER
   DOWNSTREAM...
 
PEOPLE AND EMERGENCY MANAGERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO TAKE ACTION TO
PREPARE FOR SERIOUS FLOODING OF THE LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER AND THE
LOWER WILLAMETTE RIVER AFFECTING PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER.

CONCERN FOR POTENTIAL FILLING OF RESERVOIRS...AND RELEASES IS NOT
NECESSARY AS THEY ARE ACCOUNTED FOR IN THIS FORECAST.
 
FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF WARNINGS AND FORECASTS FOR THE LOWER COLUMBIA
RIVER THE LOWER WILLAMETTE RIVER...STAGE VALUES ARE AS OF 10 AM
THURSDAY...
 
RIVER/STATION       CURRENT   FLOOD       FORECAST
  NAME               STAGE    STAGE       
 
 
WILLAMETTE RIVER
 AT PORTLAND        24.0 FT   18.0 FT   THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO
                                        RISE ALONG A STEADY CURVE.
                                        NEW FORECASTS INDICATE A
   CREST AROUND 30.0 FEET AT THE MORRISON STREET BRIDGE FRIDAY
   MORNING AT 6 AM. THE LOWEST POINT OF THE SEAWALL THAT PROTECTS THE

CITY IS AT 28.8 FEET...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO REACH THIS LEVEL
   AT 10 PM THURSDAY.  HIGHER PORTIONS OF THE SEAWALL ARE AROUND 33
   FEET. THE 1964 FLOOD LEVEL WAS 29.8 FEET. THE FLOOD OF RECORD IS
   33.0 FEET IN 1894.  IF THE RIVER REACHES 30 FEET EXTENSIVE
   FLOODING IS LIKELY IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND AS WELL AS MANY AREAS
   ALONG THE RIVER UPSTREAM TO SALEM AND DOWNSTREAM TO THE COLUMBIA. 
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COLUMBIA RIVER      23.3 FT   16.0 FT   THE COLUMBIA WILL CONTINUE TO
 AT VANCOUVER                           RISE ALONG A STEADY CURVE. 
                                        CURRENT FORECASTS INDICATE A
   CREST AROUND 28.5 FEET AROUND 10 AM FRIDAY. AT THIS LEVEL SOME OF
   THE LEVEES THAT PROTECT PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER COULD BE THREATENED
   WITH FAILURE. THIS WOULD POSE A SERIOUS THREAT TO ALL ISLAND
   AREAS...NORTHWEST PORTLAND AND OTHER AREAS. EXTENSIVE
   FLOODING WILL OCCUR BEFORE THE CREST.

 
 
 AT LONGVIEW        16.0 FT   12.0 FT   THE COLUMBIA AT LONGVIEW IS
                                        FORECAST TO RISE TO
                                        19 FEET. AT THIS LEVEL
  EXTENSIVE LOWLAND FLOODING WILL OCCUR ALONG THE RIVER. MOST ISLANDS
  NEAR LONGVIEW AND RAINIER WILL LIKELY BE FLOODED.
 
 
AT ST. HELENS       NOT AVBL  12.0 FT   THE COLUMBIA AT ST. HELENS IS
                                        FORECAST TO RISE TO AROUND 24
                                        FT...NEAR OR ABOVE THE 1964
  FLOOD LEVELS. THE TOP OF THE LEWIS RIVER DIKE IS AT 22.0 FEET.

and in WASHINGTON STATE:

 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED FLOOD WARNINGS FOR THE
SKYKOMISH...STILLAGUAMISH...SATSOP AND LEWIS RIVERS...
 
THE RIVER GAUGE ON THE SKYKOMISH RIVER AT GOLD BAR IS NOT WORKING BUT
RIVER LEVELS UPSTREAM INDICATE THAT THE SKYKOMISH AT GOLD BAR WILL BE
GOING OVER FLOOD STAGE LATE THIS MORNING AND REMAIN OVER FLOOD STAGE
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY.
 
THE STILLAGUAMISH RIVER WILL REACH FLOOD STAGE THIS EARLY AFTERNOON.
 
THE SATSOP RIVER WILL REACH FLOOD STAGE THIS AFTERNOON.

HEAVY RAINS IN THE SOUTH CASCADES WILL ALSO CAUSE MAJOR FLOODING ON
THE LEWIS RIVER THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.
 
RIVER FORECAST      LATEST    FLOOD     FORECAST/REMARKS
     POINT          READING   STAGE
 
STILLAGUAMISH NR    12.6 FT   16.0 FT   RISING TO FLOOD STAGE AT
     ARLINGTON      600 AM              1 PM. CONTINUING TO RISE
                                        THIS AFTERNOON.
 
SATSOP NR SATSOP    33.0 FT   34.0 FT   CRESTING NEAR 34.5 FT
                    800 AM              AROUND 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON
 
 
...FLOOD WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING MAIN STEM RIVERS...
 
     COWLITZ             SNOQUALMIE          KLICKITAT
     CHEHALIS            SNOHOMISH           HANGMAN CREEK
     SKOOKUMCHUCK        WHITE               PALOUSE
     SKOKOMISH           SKAGIT              WALLA WALLA
     CEDAR               PUYALLUP            YAKIMA
                         NISQUALLY           NACHES
...A FLOOD WARNING ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL SMALL RIVERS AND
STREAMS IN SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON...
 
HERE ARE THE LATEST READINGS AND FORECASTS FOR MAIN STEM RIVERS.
 
RIVER FORECAST      LATEST    FLOOD     FORECAST/REMARKS
     POINT          READING   STAGE
 
COWLITZ AT          10.2 FT   10.5 FT   CRESTING NEAR 12.0 FT AROUND
     PACKWOOD       715 AM              4 PM TODAY.
 
COWLITZ AT          21.3 FT   18.0 FT   CRESTING NEAR 24.0 FT AROUND
     RANDLE         645 AM              8 PM TODAY.
 
COWLITZ AT          25.0 FT   23.0 FT   CRESTING NEAR 28.5 FT AROUND
     CASTLE ROCK    400 AM              8 PM TODAY.
 
COWLITZ AT          22.9 FT   20.0 FT   CRESTING NEAR 28.5 FT AROUND
     KELSO          400 AM              10 PM TODAY.
 
CHEHALIS AT         68.2 FT   65.0 FT   CRESTING NEAR 72.0 FT FRI    
  CENTRALIA         630 AM              AFTERNOON.
CHEHALIS NEAR       16.3 FT   13.3 FT   CRESTING NEAR 18.5 FT FRI
     GRAND MOUND    400  AM             AFTERNOON.
 
SKOOKUMCHUCK NEAR   15.1 FT   13.5 FT   CRESTING NEAR 17.0 FT FRI
     BUCODA         400 AM              AFTERNOON.
 
SKOOKUMCHUCK AT     84.8 FT   85.0 FT   CRESTING NEAR 87.0 FT FRI
     CENTRALIA      700 AM              AFTERNOON.
 
SKOKOMISH NEAR      16.2 FT   15.5 FT   CRESTING NEAR 16.6 FT THIS
     POTLATCH       545 AM              AFTERNOON.
 
WHITE BELOW MUD     7000 CFS  8000 CFS  RISING TO 8000 CFS BY
     MOUNTAIN DAM   115 AM              MORNING AND REMAINING NEAR
                                        FLOOD STAGE TODAY.
 
CEDAR NEAR          5.2 FT    5.0 FT    CRESTING NEAR 5.5 FT LATE 
     LANDSBURG      915 AM              THIS AFTERNOON.
 
CEDAR AT            13.9 FT   12.0 FT   CRESTING 14.5 FT TONIGHT.
     RENTON         900 AM
 
SNOQUALMIE AT     25800 CFS  20000 CFS  CRESTING NEAR 40000 CFS
 THE FALLS        730 AM              AROUND 3 PM TODAY.
 
SNOQUALMIE NEAR     56.3 FT   54.0 FT   CRESTING NEAR 58.5 FT EARLY
     CARNATION      700 AM              FRI MORNING.
 
SNOHOMISH NEAR      13.8 FT   15.0 FT   CRESTING NEAR 18.0 FT
     MONROE         800 AM              TONIGHT.
 
SNOHOMISH AT        24.2 FT   25.0 FT   CRESTING 27.0 FT EARLY
    SNOHOMISH       700 AM              FRI MORNING.
 
SKAGIT NEAR         23.2 FT   28.0 FT   CRESTING NEAR FLOOD STAGE
     CONCRETE       400 AM              THIS EVENING.
 
SKAGIT NEAR         21.9 FT   28.0 FT   REMAINING BELOW FLOOD STAGE.
     MOUNT VERNON   630 AM
 
PUYALLUP NEAR       10.9 FT   10.5 FT   REMAINING ABOVE FLOOD STAGE
     ORTING         715 AM              THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
 
NISQUALLY NEAR      10.4 FT   10.0 FT   RISING TO 13.0 FT THIS
     NATIONAL       615 AM              AFTERNOON.

NISQUALLY AT        10.3 FT   12.0 FT   RISING TO 14.5 FT THIS
     MCKENNA        200 AM              AFTERNOON.
 
 
EASTERN WASHINGTON RIVERS
 
 
YAKIMA AT           7.1 FT    6.9 FT    CRESTING NEAR 8.0 FT 7 AM
     CLE ELUM       350 AM              FRIDAY.
 
YAKIMA AT           33.6 FT   34.0 FT   CRESTING NEAR 34.0 FT AROUND
     ELLENSBURG     350 AM              4 AM FRIDAY.
 
YAKIMA NEAR         11.9 FT    10.0 FT  CRESTING 15.0 FT NOON FRI.
     PARKER         350 AM
 
YAKIMA AT           11.1 FT    13.0 FT  CRESTING 18.5 FT SATURDAY.
     KIONA          350 AM
 
NACHES NEAR         17.2 FT   17.0 FT   CRESTING NEAR 20.0 FT      
     NACHES         350 AM              MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.
 
KLICKITAT NEAR      15.4 FT   9.0 FT    CRESTING NEAR 17.0 FT 10 PM