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Old 06-09-2011, 01:24 PM  
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Columbia River overflowing

Columbia River over flowing near Beverly Washington
By Clay Graham

On Saturday June 4th, 2011 I was traveling to Beverly Dunes when I notice a mist over the Wanapum Dam. As I drove by I saw a lot of water was being dumped. I got near the old train trestle and saw trees under water. I turned around to get a few pictures. I headed onto Beverly Dunes to find the campground was under water since the Columbia River was backed up Crab Creek. Here are a few pictures:




















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Old 06-09-2011, 01:37 PM  
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That's incredible. I would imagine it was quite loud?
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:19 PM  
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That's incredible. I would imagine it was quite loud?
I was taking pictures from the hi-way and could hear it. I wish I would had time to take the tour.
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Nice pictures. I find it ironic to see all that water in what to me looks like a pretty arid region.
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Thanks for sharing Ceg
What was the source of the excess water?
Recent rains? Early melting of snow? Dam malfunction?
I suppose I could look it up but it's much easier to let you tell us.
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Nice pictures. I find it ironic to see all that water in what to me looks like a pretty arid region.
Thank you.
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Thanks for sharing Ceg
What was the source of the excess water?
Recent rains? Early melting of snow? Dam malfunction?
I suppose I could look it up but it's much easier to let you tell us.
We have had a very cold spring dumping a lot of snow in the mountains and a lot of flooding from rain in the lower lands. In May we got hit hard taking out a lot of Forest roads. It just recently got hot and is melting the snow off fast. A lot of creeks and rivers are high where some like the Naches River was near flood stage on Tuesday.
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What was the source of the excess water?
If you've ever traveled up the Columbia River Gorge it's truly an amazing experience. I live in N California in proximity to the Sacramento River...and in comparison to the Columbia River, the Sacramento is just a piddling little creek. The Columbia is enormous.
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I find it ironic to see all that water in what to me looks like a pretty arid region.
More weird than ironic to me. If I'm in Hood River I'm in forests and mountains with clouds hanging well below the peaks. Go 5 miles West toward the Dalles and it looks like these photos. The Cascades keep the rain for themselves.

The Columbia passed flood stage in Portland a week ago. It's controlled minor flooding but this week is also Fleet week in Portland. With the river so high they're forced to raise the bridges for anything taller than a rowboat.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:08 PM  
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Flooding on the Columbia River

The flooding reminds me of a story I read on-line regarding a flood in what is now the Municipal Golf course and Portland international race course in 1948 on Memorial day, killing many and destroying Vanport Extension Center.

I have been away for a while, is PIR under water as well?

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