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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Flood Warning Issued for the Willapa River

South Bend, WA:  The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a flood warning for the Willapa River from Sunday morning to Monday morning, or until the warning is cancelled. 

At 10 p.m. Saturday the Willapa River was 10.6' and flowing at 330 cfs.  Flood stage is 21.0' and flood flow is 9300 cfs.  At this time the National Weather Service is predicting that the river will rise above flood stage around 10 a.m. Sunday and is expected to crest at 24.5' around 10 p.m. Sunday.

Historically, this will result in numerous local road closures and flooding in the Forks Creek Hatchery area.  Caution is advised when driving, and residents are advised to expect closures of portions of State Route 6 and possibly State Route 101. 

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