The following is a message from Lincoln County Citzen Alert notifications.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind community members who live or travel along the Siletz River, Hwy 229 area to be mindful of river levels. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Siletz River and will remain in effect from Thursday morning through Friday evening.
The river is currently at 7.1′ and is expected to crest at 13.66′ on Friday before 9:00am. You can find the current warnings, watches or advisories for Lincoln County and the individual pages for each of the Lincoln County Rivers also at http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement or just click here.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will activate the Citizen Alert notification system via phone calls when local rivers are estimated to reach the Flood Warning stage or for any other emergency event.
To subscribe to Lincoln County Citizen Alert go to: http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement or just click here.
Below are the official flood levels for the Siletz River from the National Weather Service.
* Above 25 ft, expect major flooding, with evacuations of residences and areas along the Siletz between mile post 2.5 and mile post 5 on State Highway 229 near Sunset Landing downstream to Coyote Rock. Stay tuned to local media sources and law enforcement information for details.
* Above 20 ft, expect widespread flooding downstream. Increased flooding can be expected in the housing development downstream from Mack Landing. Numerous private roads and a trailor park between mile post 2.5 and mile post 5 near Sunset Landing to Coyote Rock are flooded. Flooding may be exacerbated during high tide.
* Above 18 ft, expect minor flooding of a small housing development near mile post 8 down stream from Mack Landing. Widespread lowland and pasture land flooding also occurs at this level. Flooding may be exacerbated during high tide.
* Above 16 ft, expect minor lowland flooding and minor flooding of some structures and roads along the Siletz River. Flooding may be exacerbated during high tide.
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving weekend,
Office of Emergency Management
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office