Flood Warning Issued for Skokomish River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Skokomish River. Heavy rain will continue over the south slopes of the Olympics today (Wednesday) pushing the Skokomish well above flood stage by this afternoon. The rains will taper off tonight. The river will recede below flood stage on Thursday.

The Skokomish is expected to crest at just under 18 feet about 4 PM and fall below the 17-foot flood stage about 7 AM Thursday morning. Forecasters say “minor” flooding is occuring in the Skokomish Valley with water flooding pasture lands and flowing over West Bourgault Road and Skokomish Valley Road.