Corps of Engineers to Hold Mud Mountain Dam Release Levels at 5,000 cubic feet per second
February 21, 2012 · Updated 11:03 PM
Seattle – A series of rain storms are predicted to impact western Washington at least through Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for the following rivers: Tolt near Carnation and Snoqualmie, and Puyallup near Orting.
Officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, do not expect the amount of precipitation in the White River Basin to create operational challenges for Mud Mountain Dam. As a precautionary measure, Corps of Engineers water managers plan to keep outflows from Mud Mountain Dam at 5,000 cubic feet per second, reducing the risk of flooding on the White river.
Volunteer flood fight teams and reservoir managers at the Corps’ Seattle District are on alert and poised to respond as necessary to areas affected by flooding. Additionally, Corps of Engineers volunteers stand by if needed to deploy to the White River basin and will monitor conditions and communicate what they see back to the Seattle District’s reservoir control center and emergency operations center.