Contact: Brent Bower FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
206-526-6095 x228 December 15, 2015
Flood Inundation Maps to Enhance Flood Forecasts for the Chehalis River
People living along the Chehalis River have a new tool from the National Weather Service to help them understand their risk during floods. A large section of the river is now depicted on flood maps that show people where the water will flow and what it will look like in their community when the river crests beyond its banks. The new flood inundation maps will also help local officials reduce flood impacts to communities by giving them more advanced information for planning.