The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase III flood alert for the Green River because of controlled water releases from the Howard Hanson Dam.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says increasing and higher stream levels downstream of the Green can be expected for the next several days. This could cause flooding of varied depths in valleys upstream of Auburn and lower Mill Creek basin. Southeast Green Valley Road and West Valley Road could overtop.
Meanwhile, the following is the latest information from the National Weather Service:
THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN WA.
GREEN RIVER NEAR AUBURN AFFECTING KING COUNTY.
FLOOD BULLETIN NO. 87
THE GREEN RIVER WILL RISE THIS MORNING DUE TO RELEASES OUT OF HOWARD HANSON DAM.
THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR
THE GREEN RIVER NEAR AUBURN
* UNTIL THUR MORNING.
* AT 12:45 AM WED THE STAGE WAS 61.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 64.0 FEET.
* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 62.6 FEET LATE THIS MORNING.
* IMPACT.AT 61.7 FEET.THE GREEN RIVER WILL FLOOD LOW AREAS FROM GREEN VALLEY DOWNSTREAM TO KENT.WITH SHALLOW WATER OVER SE GREEN VALLEY RD & WEST VALLEY RD. A STAGE OF 61.6 FEET ON THE GREEN RIVER CORRESPONDS ROUGHLY TO A PHASE 3 FLOOD IN THE KING COUNTY FLOOD SYSTEM.
Dam Releases Raise Flooding Level On Green River
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