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Steady rains edge SH toward flood conditions


April 10, 2019

A CREEK on Pleasant Valley Road, swells what normally is a small pond to multiple times its normal size,

Other than a brief break March 3, the rain fell last week at about a half inch per day, and then it really came down over the weekend, closing roads around Linn County, raising the lakes to their full pools and pushing Mid-Valley rivers toward their flood stages.

During a 48-hour period beginning at about 4 a.m. Saturday and ending at about 4 a.m. Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recorded an even 4 inches of rainfall at Foster Dam. Saturday saw 1.89 inches, and 2.21 inches fell Sunday.

Public Works Director Greg Springman said the South Santiam River at Pleasant Valley Boat Ramp h...

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