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King County Flood Warning Center closes as flows recede on Snoqualmie River

The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, and closed four and a half hours later, following a brief and minor flood event on the Snoqualmie River.

Warnings came after heavy rain in the Snoqualmie River basin brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level, with high water conditions above flood stage predicted for late Sunday and early Monday. Since then, however, the weather outlook improved.

While the Flood Warning Center is now closed, staff will continue to monitor conditions and provide updated information on river conditions as necessary. Real-time river level information is available online at kingcounty.gov/flood.

King County offers everyone free access to KC Flood Alerts, an automated system that allows subscribers to receive customized alerts of potential flooding for any or all of King County’s six major river systems.

Immediate notifications about pending high water are sent to email, smart phone text or voicemail, providing subscribers with the maximum amount of warning about potential high water.

Find the KC Flood Alerts link at kingcounty.gov/flood. Updated information on flooding will also be posted on the King County website atkingcounty.gov, and via RPIN, the area's regional emergency information website at rpin.org.

 

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