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Update: Track the swollen rivers in real time

Update: Track the swollen rivers in real time
Standing water remains from flooding in Grays Harbor county, Wash., Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007.
With heavy rain back in the forecast, this doesn't really qualify as a "weekly time waster" segment that I occasionally post in my blog to highlight great weather-related web sites since you won't be wasting time here as today, it carries important information.

This site from the USGS will give you real time flows for most, if not all Washington rivers. Once you select a river, it'll give you the current reading of the flow and river height, and tell you what the National Weather Service Flood Stage height is. You can also change the graph to add in more data, or show it in table-text format.

You can also change the graph to add in more data, or show it in table-text format.

NEW -- I just found this site from NOAA Tuesday afternoon. That has river forecasts and detailed information about which rivers are expected to flood the worst.

It's a good site to compare to the National Weather Service flood warnings and statements. My favorite site for those is here:

http://www.atmos.washington.edu/data/warning_report.WWA.html.

This is a smorgasbord of all warnings and advisories issued for Western Washington, including such things as Small Craft Advisories and heavy surf warnings, so you might have to scroll down to find the latest flood statements.