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King County Flood Warning Center: Phase 2 flood alert for Green River upstream of Auburn

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The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Green River, where minor flooding could occur in rural areas upstream of Auburn.

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The King County Flood Warning Center hasFlood Control Zone District Logo issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Green River, where minor flooding could possibly occur in low-lying areas of the Green River Valley upstream of Auburn. The Flood Warning Center opened at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, to closely monitor river flooding from heavy and persistent rainfall.
 
As of 5:30 p.m., the Green River at Auburn slightly exceeded the Phase 2 flood alert threshold of 7,000 cubic feet per second (CFS). At these flows, floodwaters could come in to low-lying areas of the largely agricultural and rural areas along the river upstream of Auburn. No flood impacts would be expected in Auburn and areas downstream of Auburn at the current river flows.

River levels remain high on rivers across King County as a result of the heavy rainfall that swept across the region Feb. 3-4, including on the Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers, which both remain at Phase 2 flood alert levels.

Flood Warning Center employees 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 kingcounty.gov/flood.

During river flooding events, King County serves as a clearinghouse for information on flood conditions, operating a recorded message center with continuous updates of river gage readings and flood phases and other related information. Reach the Flood Warning Center at 206-296-8200 or 1-800-945-9263. Interpreter assistance in multiple languages is available.
 
King County offers everyone free access to KC Flood Alerts, an automated system that allows subscribers to receive customized alerts of potential flooding for any or all of King County’s seven major river systems.

Immediate notifications about pending high water are sent to email, smart phone text or voicemail, providing subscribers with the maximum amount of warning about potential high water.

Find the KC Flood Alerts link at kingcounty.gov/flood. This website is a valuable preparedness resource, with all of the latest information about river levels and road conditions, plus weather reports and other critical links.

Questions or assistance with flooding on smaller streams or urban drainage problems can be called in to 206-477-4811 during business hours, or 206-477-8100 after hours or on weekends.

Problems on County maintained roads can be reported by calling 206-477-8100 or 1-800-KC-ROADS.
 
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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 projects and programs. Information is available at kingcountyfloodcontrol.org.