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It might not be time to start an inventory of available gopherwood, but with all the rainfall hitting the Pacific Northwest so soon after last month's

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If it Keeps on Rainin', Levee's Goin' To Break

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It might not be time to start an inventory of available gopherwood, but with all the rainfall hitting the Pacific Northwest so soon after last month's snow storm, images of a second Deluge do come to mind.

This is one of the few times, in the memory of this lifelong Washingtonian at least, where every single river system in the Puget Sound basin is at or above flood level.

Last afternoon, I took a trip to have a gander at the Snoqualmie River. Low-lying portions of North Bend are flooded, including Bendigo Blvd. where the Factory Outlet mall is located.

Further travel to the town of Snoqualmie and Fall City was impossible as all roads leading into the two cities were blocked off (as far as I could see).

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It seems "Road Closed" signs don't deter some people. 

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Low-lying homes along the Snoqualmie River in North Bend.

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Flood waters on the Snoqualmie, as of last afternoon, were inches below over-spilling a levee protecting North Bend's sewage treatment plant.

 

 
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