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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

Emergency Management

The Deschutes River is the fastest rising (and falling) river in Thurston County, responding quickly to local rainfall and runoff. Minor flooding (low-lying roads and pasture lands) occurs at a gauge height of about 9.5 feet. Individual residences are threatened at about 11.5 feet, and there is widespread threat to communities and major thoroughfares at 13.5 feet.


View the river gauge for the Deschutes River.