King County rivers falling, but flood concerns aren't

King County rivers falling, but flood concerns aren't

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King County rivers falling, but flood concerns aren't

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on December 13, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 13 at 7:01 PM

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – Concerns remained high along the Snoqualmie River Monday night near Snoqualmie and Carnation as more rain was forecast Monday night.

KING 5 Chief Meteorologist Jeff Renner says expect 4 to 6 hours of steady rain before a cold front moves through Tuesday morning. Check the forecast

Renner says the Snoqualmie should fall below flood stage Tuesday morning. The Tolt River fell below flood stage Monday. Current flood watches and warnings

In Auburn, city officials monitoring the Green River activated their emergency operations center to Level One. But the Army Corps of Engineers said the chance of any major flooding was low. Workers released water from the Howard Hanson Dam as a precaution Monday morning, but the Corps said the pool in the reservoir was still at low levels and could easily handle more rain.

Flooding along the Green River has been a concern since a storm in early 2009 damaged a reservoir wall, affecting how much water the dam could safely hold back.

A recorded flood-information hotline is updated each hour for citizens wanting information in flood areas in King County. The number is 206-296-8200 or 1-800-945-9263. King County road closures.

 

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