Flood warning issued for Green, Cedar rivers

KING COUNTY -- The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase III flood alert for the Cedar River and Green River in King County.

A Phase III flood alert for the Green River means increased flows in flood-prone areas of the Green River Valley upstream of Auburn. Southeast Green Valley Road, West Valley Road and lower Mill Creek could also see some floodwaters.

Minor flooding can also be expected in low-lying areas along the Cedar River. There is also a risk of water over Jones Road, near 156th Place Southeast.

The Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers have both receded after a weekend of minor to moderate flooding.

King County offers free access to KC Flood Alerts, an automated system that allows subscribers to receive customized alerts of potential flooding for any or all of King County’s six major river systems.

Immediate notifications about pending high water are sent to email, smart phone text or voicemail, providing subscribers with the maximum amount of warning about potential high water.

Find the KC Flood Alerts link at kingcounty.gov/flood. You can also reach the Flood Warning Center at 206-296-8200 or 1-800-945-9263.

Questions or assistance with flooding on smaller streams or urban drainage problems can be called in to 206-296-1900 during business hours, or 206-296-8100 after hours or on weekends.

Problems on County maintained roads can be reported by calling 206-296-8100 or 1-800-KC-ROADS.