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Two flooding records set

Two flooding records set
Interstate 5 runs into flood waters from the Chehalis River Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, in Chehalis, Wash.
The National Weather Service says the Snoqualmie River and Stillaguamish River both experienced record flood measurements with this current storm, while many others ended up very close.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
1015 AM PST FRI JAN 9 2009

...A FEW RECORD OR NEAR RECORD CRESTS DURING THIS FLOOD EVENT...
...SUMMARY OF RIVER CRESTS AS OF 6 AM FRIDAY MORNING...

**PRELIMINARY DATA...OFFICIAL DATA WILL BE VERIFIED AND PUBLISHED
BY USGS.

RECORD CRESTS OLD RECORD

SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR CARNATION 62.31 FT 61.17 FT 11/07/2006
NF STILLAGUAMISH RIVER NEAR ARLINGTON 50300 CFS 44000 CFS 10/21/2003

NEAR RECORD CRESTS RECORD

SNOHOMISH RIVER AT SNOHOMISH 33.47 FT 33.50 FT 11/25/1990
NEWAUKUM RIVER NEAR CHEHALIS 13.50 FT 13.54 FT 2/08/1996
SKOOKUMCHUCK RIVER NEAR BUCODA 17.72 FT 17.87 FT 2/08/1996
STILLAGUAMISH RIVER AT ARLINGTON 20.82 FT 21.06 FT 11/06/2006
TOLT RIVER NEAR CARNATION 17200 CFS 17400 CFS 12/15/1959
*NF STILLAGUAMISH RIVER NEAR ARLINGTON 15.12 FT 15.20 FT 11/24/1990
* SEE ABOVE THE SAME LOCATION FOR RECORD DISCHARGE


SUMMARY OF RIVER CRESTS AS OF 6 AM FRIDAY MORNING.

RIVER CREST MAJOR FS FLOOD STAGE

CENTRAL WEST REGION

SKYKOMISH RIVER NEAR GOLD BAR 18.85 FT 15.0 FT
SNOHOMISH RIVER NEAR MONROE 24.03 FT 17.0 FT 15.0 FT
SNOHOMISH RIVER AT SNOHOMISH 33.47 FT 29.0 FT 25.0 FT
TOLT RIVER NEAR CARNATION 17200 CFS 7000 CFS 4500 CFS
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR THE FALLS 60492 CFS 41000 CFS 20000 CFS
SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR CARNATION 62.31 FT 58.0 FT 54.0 FT
ISSAQUAH CREEK NEAR ISSAQUAH 12.54 FT 11.5 FT 10.5 FT
CEDAR RIVER NEAR LANDSBURG 8.44 FT 7.0 FT 5.0 FT
CEDAR RIVER AT RENTON 16.60 FT 12.0 FT

SOUTH WEST REGION

WHITE RIVER NEAR BUCKLEY 11309 CFS 10000 CFS
CARBON RIVER NEAR FAIRFAX 15.75 FT 15.0 FT 13.5 FT
PUYALLUP RIVER NEAR ORTING 16424 CFS 16000 CFS 4500 CFS
NISQUALLY RIVER NEAR NATIONAL 12.68 FT 11.9 FT 10.0 FT
NISQUALLY RIVER AT MCKENNA 10.59 FT 10.0 FT
DESCHUTES RIVER NEAR RAINIER 14.47 FT 11.0 FT
COWLITZ RIVER AT RANDLE 22.80 FT 22.0 FT 18.0 FT
COWLITZ RIVER BELOW MAYFIELD DAM 34828 CFS 25000 CFS
SKOOKUMCHUCK RIVER NEAR BUCODA 17.72 FT 17.0 FT 13.5 FT
SKOOKUMCHUCK RIVER NEAR CENTRALIA 86.58 FT 85.0 FT
NEWAUKUM RIVER NEAR CHEHALIS 13.50 FT 13.5 FT 10.5 FT
CHEHALIS RIVER NR DOTY 16.38 FT 13.0 FT
CHEHALIS RIVER AT CENTRALIA 72.40 FT 72.0 FT 65.0 FT
CHEHALIS RIVER NEAR GRAND MOUND 18.18 FT 17.0 FT 14.0 FT
CHEHALIS RIVER AT PORTER **23.93 FT 21.0 FT

(** CURRENT READING FOR PORTER...CRESTING LATER TODAY )

NORTH WEST REGION

SF NOOKSACK RIVER AT SAXON BR 8.45 FT 8.0 FT
NOOKSACK RIVER AT NORTH CEDARVILLE 148.68 FT 146.5 FT
NOOKSACK RIVER AT FERNDALE 22.76 FT 19.0 FT
SKAGIT RIVER NEAR CONCRETE 28.09 FT 28.0 FT
SKAGIT RIVER NEAR MOUNT VERNON 28.61 FT 28.0 FT
NF STILLAGUAMISH RIVER NEAR ARLINGTON 15.12 FT 15.0 FT 13.0 FT
SF STILLAGUAMISH RIVER NR GRANITE FS 17.26 FT 14.0 FT
STILLAGUAMISH RIVER AT ARLINGTON 20.82 FT 19.0 FT 14.0 FT

OLYMPIC PENINSULA REGION

BOGACHIEL RIVER NEAR LA PUSH 41.61 FT 41.0 FT 37.0 FT
SKOKOMISH RIVER NEAR POTLATCH 17.03 FT 16.8 FT 16.0 FT
SATSOP RIVER NEAR SATSOP 38.12 FT 38.0 FT 34.0 FT
WYNOOCHEE RIVER NEAR MONTESANO 20.09 FT 20.0 FT 18.0 FT