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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-06-07 04:00:00.0 PST-8
Begin Location 1NNE NEWPORT
Begin Lat/Lon 48.1881/-117.0435
End Date 2011-06-30 23:59:00.0 PST-8
End Lat/Lon 48.9577/-117.3518
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 400.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Following a very wet April and May, warmer June temperatures began to melt an above normal mountain snowpack increasing flows into already swollen river basins. This caused moderate flooding along the Pend Oreille River and several of its tributaries. Agriculture fields, recreation sites, roadways, as well as homes were impacted by the flooded river. The most severe flooding along the Pend Oreille River occurred between Albeni Falls and Box Canyon Dams.
Event Narrative Widespread flooding was observed along the Pend Oreille River throughout the month of June 2011 impacting the communities of Newport, Dalkena, Usk, Cusick, Ruby, Blueslide, Lost Creek, Ione, and Metaline Falls. Some of the worst flooding was noted along the following roads: Alaska Way, Davis Road, McCloud Creek, Deeter Road, Riverbend Loop, Sandy Shores, Yergens, Le Clerc Road, Pow Wow Park Road, Dike Road, Needles Road, and Main Street in Metaline Falls; four private roads including Beehive Lane, Bear Paw Drive, Echo Lane, and Hawk Lane were also flooded. Numerous homes along these roads suffered flooding with as much as two to three feet of water in their basements and significant damage to docks, sheds, and other outbuildings. The town of Metaline was forced to bypass sewage treatment and allow its storm drains to flow directly into Pend Oreille River. The flooding had enormous impacts on recreation with many boaters avoiding the river due to a no-wake restriction in place. Additionally, the Kalispels' 37th Powwow and 4th of July celebration were cancelled due to the flooding.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 420.00K 0.00K
DIAMOND LAKE PEND OREILLE CO. WA 06/07/2011 00:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FURPORT PEND OREILLE CO. WA 06/07/2011 00:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
NEWPORT PEND OREILLE CO. WA 06/07/2011 04:00 PST-8 Flood 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 420.00K 0.00K