Weather Service: Weiser RIver flooding more minor than expected

Weiser River floods Friday

WEISER -- The Weiser River remains above flood stage Friday, but forecasters are revising their warnings to note flooding in the area will not be as bad as they thought. 

Although the National Weather Service estimated early Friday morning the river would peak at nearly 12-and-a-half feet - well above the 9.5 flood stage and into the "moderate" flooding range - the projected high water mark was lowered later Friday to 10.92 feet.

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That level of flooding is considered to be in the "minor" range. The Weiser River is expected to hit that point Friday, then recede back to normal levels. 

Water levels are not the only concern: River monitors say the water is moving at 11,000 cubic feet per second, well above the normal rate of about 2,000 cubic feet per second.

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Friday's flooding comes one month after flooding in Weiser submerged the east part of town and required the rescue of several residents.

 

 

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