Lewis County River Levels Decrease Along With Flood Threat

Submitted by Lewis County Division of Emergency Management

Lewis County river levels are decreasing and will continue to do so throughout today and tomorrow. The National Weather Service has canceled the Flood Warning for the Newaukum River. Other county rivers are set to have their Flood Warning status expire tomorrow morning.

The light spotty rain the county is currently experiencing is expected to let up by Friday and is not expected to increase river levels between now and then. Due to the saturated soils from the rain, field flooding will go down slowly.

Some county roads remain closed from the flooding over the last two days, although Emergency Management Director Josh Metcalf said, “We faired pretty well from a damage standpoint.”

When safe for crews, Public Works is clearing debris from roads that experienced land sliding. Public Works is also monitoring saturated hillsides that will need to dry out before further work can be done.

A list of county road closures, restrictions, and those designated now as open, can be found here.

In the case of road closures, do NOT drive around road closure signs. They are there for a reason.

For future updates, follow Lewis County Division of Emergency Management on Facebook here.

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