Main track at the Snoqualmie Depot
during peak rainfall.
Snoqualmie River at Snoqualmie
approaching peak flow. Sandy Cove
Park is completely flooded.
South Fork of the Snoqualmie River
at peak flow. Under normal flow,
there is approximately 20 feet of
headway under Bridge 35.
The Museum is fortunate the flood reduction measures have worked in favor of preserving track and bridges, yet concerns remain about the ever-increasing frequency and severity of high rainfall events. And, as with all high water events, all the affected bridges were inspected for damage and were found safe and suitable for service. Though no damage occurred, significant resources were utilized monitoring conditions and preparing for potential impacts. Hopefully, snow levels will drop and the threat of further high rainfall events will diminish! (In the interest of full disclosure, the flood reduction measures have been controversial below Snoqualmie Falls and many think that flood impacts have now in creased in Fall City, Carnation, Duvall, and all points in between.)