A Flood Warning has been issued for the Alsea River near Tidewater from this evening to Friday evening or until the warning is canceled. At noon Thursday the stage was 11.4 feet / 9,050 cfs, flood stage is 18.0 feet and flood flow is 20,000 cfs. Minor flooding is forecast. This river is forecast to rise above flood stage around 11:00pm Thursday and is expected to crest around 20.0 feet Friday morning. Above 20 feet, water begins to surround houses at the ‘Little Albany’ community on Highway 34 near Milepost 8. Widespread pasture and dairyland flooding can be expected. Flooding of numerous roads along and near the river occurs at this level.