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Aug. 12, 2022

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Flood warning issued for Columbia River between Vancouver and Kelso

By , Columbian Metro Editor

The National Weather Service is predicting high flows on the Columbia River through at least early next week as a result of a series of warm, wet weather systems passing through the area.

A hydrologic outlook from the Weather Service’s Portland office said the Columbia River will approach minor flood stage between Vancouver and Kelso late in the weekend into early next week.

Those venturing in the river should be prepared for cold water and unusually powerful currents. Boaters should be aware that many objects typically exposed along the sides of the river channel will now be below the water surface and could damage their boat.

A few paths along the river’s edge may also become submerged. Residents impacted by the water levels in the spring of 2017 should continue to monitor the forecast as confidence grows in the forecasted river level.

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