Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

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River Flood Monitoring

​You can see National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) river level statistics and predictions by selecting from the list of rivers below.

Each river has one or more gauges monitoring water levels, and has a description of where the gauge is located along the river. Refer to the gauge that is closest to the area you are interested in monitoring.

Next to each gauge graph is a chart summarizing flood levels and historical information.

Click here to see a page showing all gauge graphs for quick reference.

Deschutes River

Skookumchuck River

Nisqually River

Black River

Chehalis River

Note: Flood prediction is not an exact science. Although gauge readings and historical data are excellent forecasting tools, please remember that rivers continually change. There are also local factors that can contribute to flooding such as stream and creek discharge into a river, snowmelt and damming caused by fallen trees and other debris. Therefore, during flood situations floodplain residents should not rely solely on gauge readings and historical flood levels, but should keep an eye on the river and stay tuned to local media reports.

During flood situations, Thurston County Emergency Management posts additional information and media releases on its emergency information page.