Flooding Expected Along Little Deschutes and Deschutes Rivers

On 02-16-14, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office became aware of high water flows along the Little Deschutes River in the La Pine area. Based on information from the Deschutes Basin Water Master, we expect flooding to increase that could affect homes over the next few days.

Residents of La Pine along the Little Deschutes River to the confluence with the Deschutes River should begin making preparations for high water that will likely affect homes. The water will continue to rise peaking over the next few hours.

Residents in the Tumalo area along the Deschutes River will likely see high water peaking sometime on Monday night through Tuesday morning. Tumalo residents along the Deschutes River should begin making preparations for high water that could affect homes.

Preparations include:

Move valuables to higher ground, or higher floors
Prepare a disaster kit. For more information see:
Prepare for evacuation as necessary
Avoid walking or driving through high water

Other areas may see high water, but the primary watch locations are mentioned above.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management is coordinating with the Deschutes Basin Water Master and their partners to monitor and respond to this event. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies and Search and Rescue Volunteers are preparing to offer assistance.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office requests unneeded sandbags distributed on Friday, February 14th be returned to the Riverwoods Country Store to be used other parts of the county.

BY: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager


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