Saturday, January 15, 2011
Latest River Levels
The Portland National Weather Service has issued new hydrograph predictions for river levels in Cowlitz County. According to their latest data, they anticipate that the Cowlitz River at Castle Rock will reach flood stage sometime Sunday evening if the steady rains continue. Flood stage is 48 feet and the river is expected to crest at 48.23 ft. This means there is the potential for flooding on several roads and low-lying agricultural areas, all the usual suspects. The Cowlitz River at Kelso will reach flood stage Sunday evening. Flood stage in Kelso is 21.5 ft and the river is expected to crest at 21.78 feet. This means flooding of low-lying roads, Cowlitz Gardens area and lowlands upstream. At this time the Lewis River at Woodland does not appear to be near flood stage. We do not have info on the Kalama or Coweeman Rivers at this time.