Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rivers in Flood

Rivers throughout the region have been at record levels following intense rains on Monday November 6, 2006. Here are some photos from the Snoqualmie River drainage the following morning with some reference photos at lower flows. This is clearly a channel-forming flood event.

The Middle Fork Snoqualmie at 22,000 cfs.

Island Drop Rapid on the Middle Fork Snoqualmie at 22,000 cfs (left) and at more moderate flows of about 1500 cfs (right).

Looking upstream at Island Drop Rapid at 22,000 cfs on the Middle Fork Snoqualmie.

Snoqualmie Falls at 47,000 cfs.

Snoqualmie Falls at more moderate flows.