Wynoochee Dam Malfunction

Chuck Wallace Deputy Director of Emergency Management tells KBKW that at 2:20 this afternoon, one of the gates on the Wynoochee Dam opened for 10 minutes and released a 4000cfs surge downstream.

According to the Army Corps of Engineers it has created a 3 foot wave surge downstream. They are saying the 3 foot  surge should “wash out” as it travels downstream. Boaters and fishermen should be alert for the surge.

Homeowners should be alert for any issues along the river through the evening. No flooding is expected.