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Thurston County, Washington

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.