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Nov. 1, 2010

King County Flood Warning Center closes after minor flood event on Snoqualmie River

The King County Flood Warning Center closed late Monday evening, Nov. 1, after monitoring rising flows on the Snoqualmie River for a few hours.

Persistent rainfall in the area brought the Snoqualmie River into a Phase II flood alert level just after 8 p.m. Monday, and the Flood Warning Center was activated to closely watch stream gages and coordinate any potential emergency actions. However, rainfall quickly diminished across the Snoqualmie watershed, and the Flood Warning Center closed once the immediate threat of flooding had passed.

King County staff will continue to monitor stream gages and weather reports, and will provide updated information on river conditions as necessary. Real-time river level information is available online at http://www.kingcounty.gov/flood.

Updated information on flooding will also be posted on the King County website at www.kingcounty.gov or via RPIN, the area's regional website at http://www.rpin.org. A recorded flood-information hotline is also updated each hour for citizens wanting information in flood areas. The number is 206-296-8200 or 1-800-945-9263.

Citizens who need help interpreting flood information should call 206-296-4535 or 1-800-768-7932. Problems on county maintained roads can be reported by calling 206-296-8100 or 1-800-KC-ROADS.

An automated flood alert system is now available and provides real-time warning of potential high water on more than a half-dozen rivers. King County residents and business owners can sign up to receive King County Flood Alerts by visiting www.kingcounty.gov/flood , or by calling 206-263-3400 during regular business hours to register by phone. Messages of potential high flows on any of King County's major river systems can be sent by phone, text or e-mail.

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The King County Flood Control District is a special purpose government created to provide funding and policy oversight for flood protection projects and programs in King County. The Flood Control District's Board is composed of the members of the King County Council. The Water and Land Resources Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks develops and implements the approved flood protection proj