The water seems to be about where it was when I went to bed last night, but USGS says it's down about 1.5 feet.
We're okay. I need to check the basement. It was dry last night, but the sump pump had turned on. We might get an inch of rain between today and Wednesday which is much better than the inch+ we've been getting every day.
**Yes, Everyone - I unplugged the pump from the outlet first.**
I just went down there, and I've decided to buy a new pump. The one I have is working, but I'm not happy with the float action. I was about to change the float, but when I started pulling the pump out by the twine (yes, TWINE) that anchors it to a pole, the twine broke.
**Yes, Everyone, I plugged the pump back in**
I'm off to read about sump pumps and to buy some nylon rope.
Hi, tumwater! I was looking for this thread, and if I didn't find it, I was going to start one to see how you are. Poor Bucoda can't catch a break. I love to drive out to Ground Mound to Tenino to Bucoda and back home.
The Skookumchuck is HIGH at Harrison Ave, and logs galore are speeding down it. Most look like regular trees and large branches, but a few I saw looked milled. The rip rap on my bank is submerged, and mossy tree branches are being pushed by the water. The river isn't close to cresting, but it's higher than I've ever seen in my whopping three years here. ;-) My basement is dry (why is there a basement here?), and the house itself is on higher ground. Everything slopes towards the river
Downtown is flooding. I think that's due to China Creek. Main St. is closed before Pearl. I was trying to get to the Tractor Supply in Chehalis at about 9 am, and I figured there would be water across Airport Road. I don't know why I thought I could get there on Gold St. I ended up taking 5 to Chamber Way. Of course Tractor Supply is on a road next to and parallel to 5. It's a great ditch! I didn't drive through any standing water, and I am never going to go to stupid Tractor Supply or anywhere when it's been raining like this.
For real, though. What rocket scientist thought that it would be a good idea to construct a large series of strip malls and big box stores in a river basin next to 5? Where did they expect the water to go?
Beth Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > For real, though. What rocket scientist thought > that it would be a good idea to construct a large > series of strip malls and big box stores in a > river basin next to 5? Where did they expect the > water to go?
I don't understand why the Dept of Ecology allowed all this development in a flood plain.
The only thing I can rationalize is the politicians looking at all the extra tax dollars they can get for commercial property over farm land.
'develop$' is right.
Now they want to build a dam up stream, talk about throwing bad money after wasted money.
Stay safe Beth, one of these days I'll figure out where you live and I'll stop by and say hello.
Beth Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > :-) > > What's the story with the damn? Isn't there one > already? Aren't we getting rid of some of these > things? > > I am so confused.
The dam being purposed was on the Chehalis river southwest of Adna. Last I heard it wasn't viable to stop the flooding and was generally a big waste of money. We shall see, I don't trust politicians.
I don't believe there's been any notable flooding in either Port Angeles or Sequim, too many hills.
One area I always pay attention to is the BNSF right-of-way between Seattle & Everett, I used to work there during college.
This track is on the BNSF main line between Seattle & Chicago / points East. The Empire Builder uses this route as do other passenger trains to Vancouver, B.C. (pre-COVID) and Sound Transit trains to Everett.
In the early 50's, the predecessor line, the Great Northern Ry, moved part of the double track line from Edmonds out away from the shoreline where many slides stopped trains, it was called 'the Million Dollar Mile' then. That portion was down-graded to single track.
That change now impacts loading & unloading the Kingston - Edmonds ferry because it's single track where cars enter & leave the ferry dock.
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We've got flooding here in the Palouse on the eastern half of Washington. My place is on one of the hills, but downtown is built on a flood plain. We're looking at the same "businesses and offices built in a part of town prone to flooding" problem Beth mentioned.