Submitted by Lewis County Division of Emergency Management
Here are the updates to the flood warnings and river levels for Lewis County.
The projection for the Cowlitz River at Randle now shows the river is set to crest in the Minor stage of flooding at 4 p.m. today. This is an adjustment down from an earlier Major stage projection. At this time, the flooding is not expected to impact U.S. Hwy 12.
The Newaukum River near Chehalis has recently crested in the Moderate flood stage and is expected to begin receding.
The Skookumchuck River at Centralia is now predicted to reach Action stage later today, and crest at 187 ft. at 10 p.m. tonight.
At the time of this release, the Chehalis River at Centralia is crossing into the Action stage, and is set to crest in that stage at 10 p.m. tonight.
The Chehalis River near Grand Mound is currently crossing into the Minor stage level and is set to crest just at the Moderate stage level at 4 a.m. tomorrow.
The Chehalis at Doty and the Nisqually near National have both crested. The Cowlitz at Packwood has no flooding.
All river levels can be closely monitored here.
Some roads in Lewis County are being impacted by surface water flooding and are closed. Find a full list of country road closures and openings here.
In the case of road closures, do NOT drive around road closure signs. They are there for a reason. Do not walk, swim, or drive through floodwater. TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN!
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