The White River below Mud Mountain Dam and the Puyallup River near Orting are the most flood-prone rivers covered in the expanded flood watch issued by the National Weather Service Tuesday morning and remaining in effect until Wednesday.
The alert, posted at 10:15 a.m. this morning, indicated that if the rivers do flood, it will still be relatively minor. The rainfall in the lowlands will also likely cause street flooding in poorly drained areas or where storm drains are covered by leaves, it said.
Between two to four inches of rain are expected through Wednesday with the snow level hovering at 7,000 feet to 8,000 feet. One to two inches of rain are expected in the lowlands.
You can track the Puyallup and White River’s water levels on the National Weather Service Page:
- This page, on the Pierce County website, tracks water levels within the county and details plans for flood hazard management and procedures on the county level.
- This interactive map shows flood forecasts in county rivers and allows you to monitor the White, Puyallup, Green and Nisqually rivers from your computer.
- The Pierce County Emergency Management website is activated during emergencies. County residents can get flood and emergency alerts by phone, cell phone call or text, email or by TTY/TTD for the audio-impaired.
- To report flooded roadways in unincorporated Pierce County, call (253) 798-6000.
- You can check road conditions in your area by visiting http://blog.piercecountywa.org/emergency. Click on Emergency Map in the right margin.
- View flood warning and alerts at http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/waterandland/flooding/warning-system.aspx.
- Subscribe to flood alerts.
- View road conditions.
- View water sensitive areas in the county.
- Report drainage problems.
And lastly, are you prepared for winter weather (Take Winter by Storm)?