Natural Resources and Parks
Green River reaches Phase 2 flood alert level as minor to moderate flooding continues on King County rivers, streams
The Green River reached a Phase 2 flood alert level late Monday evening, Feb. 28, with minor flooding possible in low-lying areas upstream of Auburn. The King County Flood Warning Center, which opened at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, continues to monitor moderate flooding along the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers, and minor flooding along the Cedar, Green and White rivers, as well as Issaquah Creek.
Cedar River reaches Phase 2 flood alert level as minor to moderate flooding affecting many King County rivers, streams
King County’s Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Cedar River, with minor flooding possible along the river. Since opening at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28, to monitor rising river levels from steady heavy rainfall, the Flood Warning Center has issued flood alerts and monitored flood conditions on the Tolt, Snoqualmie, White and now Cedar rivers, plus Issaquah Creek.
King County Flood Warning Center: Moderate flooding on Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers; Minor flooding on Issaquah Creek, White River
Rivers and streams across King County continue to rise as a result of heavy rainfall throughout the region, and the King County Flood Warning Center has issued Phase 3 flood alerts for the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers, with moderate flooding possible; and a Phase 2 flood alert for Issaquah Creek, where minor and localized flooding could occur. The Flood Warning Center opened at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28, to closely monitor rising flows on rain-swollen rivers.
King County Flood Warning Center opens as steady rainfall leads to minor flooding along Snoqualmie, Tolt, White rivers
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28 to monitor minor flooding along the Snoqualmie, Tolt and White rivers as heavy rainfall pushed river levels higher across the county.
VIDEO: Join King County’s 'Stream Team,' the environmental scientists who hunt for bugs to monitor the health of local watersheds
Recruiting for King County’s “Stream Team” will begin soon, hiring environmental scientists who will travel to 200 streams throughout the region to capture, collect, and study bugs that are key indicators of watershed health.
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Scientists aboard King County’s research vessel deploy buoy in Puget Sound to measure underwater noise, a risk to southern resident orcas
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