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Skookumchuck River

The National Weather Service issues a flood warning for the Skookumchuck River when their forecast model indicates the river will reach a stage of 211.65 feet at the gauge near Bucoda.

Minor flooding (low-lying roads and pasturelands) occurs at a gage height of about 211.65 feet at the gage near Bucoda. Moderate flooding (individual residences are threatened) occurs at about 213.65 feet, and major flooding (widespread threat to communities and major thoroughfares) at 215.15 feet.

Gauge Four Miles Downstream from Bucoda

Source: National Weather Service, Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (click graph to open site)
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Source: Washington State Department of Ecology, Flow Monitoring Network (click graph to open site)
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Gauge in Centralia at PearlStreet Bridge

Source: National Weather Service, Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (click graph to open site)
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Source: Washington State Department of Ecology, Flow Monitoring Network (click graph to open site)
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Gage below Bloody Run Creek, Eight Miles Upstream of Bucoda

Source: National Weather Service, Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (click graph to open site)
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Source: Washington State Department of Ecology, Flow Monitoring Network (click graph to open site)
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​Historical
Crests
​Feet​CFS
(Cubic Feet per Second)
​Anticipated Impacts
​2/8/1996 216.02 11,000 MAJOR FLOODSTAGE
Skookumchuck River in Thurston County will cause major flooding in the Bucoda area... with deep and swift flood waters inundating residential and business areas and numerous roads. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters, tributaries and other streams within and near the Skookumchuck River Basin.
1/8/2009 215.87 10,500
               215.75 10,100
1/10/1990 215.48 9,400
​11/25/1990 215.38 9,170
215.15 8,650
1/21/1972 214.97 8,260 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE
Skookumchuck River in Thurston County will flood several residential and business areas around Bucoda. Flood waters will cover many roads
213.15 5,500
211.65                ​FLOODSTAGE
The Skookumchuck River in Thurston County will flood a few roads and low pasture lands near Bucoda.
209.65 2,750ACTION STAGE
​Historical
Crests
​Feet​CFS
(Cubic Feet per Second)
​Anticipated Impacts
191.16 10,400 MAJOR FLOODSTAGE
The Skookumchuck River will cause major flooding in Centralia and the surrounding area. The river will flood many roads and residential areas and cover much of the farmland in the Skookumchuck River valley. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters, tributaries and other streams within and near the Skookumchuck River Basin. A stage of 86.9 feet corresponds to a Phase III flood in the Lewis County flood warning system.
1/8/2009 191.03
               190.86
1/10/1990 190.66 9,900
4/5/1991 190.44                MODERATE FLOOD STAGE ​
1/21/1972​​ 190.36               
190.34
189.76
188.767,400 ​FLOODSTAGE
The Skookumchuck River in Lewis County will flood several roads and farm lands near Centralia. A stage of 85.2 feet corresponds to a Phase II flood in the Lewis County flood system.
189.96                   ACTION STAGE
The Skookumchuck River in Lewis county will spill into low areas along the river near Centralia. This river level on the Skookumchuck corresponds to a Phase I flood in the Lewis County flood system.
184.762,750