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Flows stabilize on several rain-swollen King County rivers

The King County Flood Warning Center closed around 3:15 a.m. on Tuesday as the flows from the Snoqualmie, White and Tolt rivers stabilized.

KING COUNTY, Wash. — The Snoqualmie, White and Tolt rivers are no longer at risk of minor flooding.

The King County Flood Warning Center closed around 3:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, as the flows from the three rivers stabilized. 

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Heavy rains Monday pushed the Snoqualmie River flow to about 12,180 cubic feet per second (CFS), just barely above the river’s Phase 2 flood alert threshold of 12,000 CFS. According to the King County Flood Warning Center, at this level, minor flooding is possible in low-lying areas along the river.

The Tolt River was flowing at around 4,230 CFS on Monday, leaving the potential for flooding upstream of the city of Carnation.

Officials will continue to monitor stream conditions and weather patterns.

Real-time river level information is available at kingcounty.gov/flood.

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