The River and Flood Division works with agency partners to determine potential flood threat for the Nooksack River basin. A network of remote weather stations and stream gauging stations provide data to make flood predictions and provide flood warnings.
Analyzing Weather Patterns
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) provides information on weather patterns and their effect on the local environment.
- The NWS issues specific levels of warning (flood watch, flood warning).
- Local and state agencies can use the warning levels to develop into action plans.
Protecting Lives & Property
Local agencies and private citizens are provided with information, and appropriate measures can be taken to protect lives and property from flood damages. The Early Flood Warning system allows impacted citizens to make rational judgments for their own safety and protection and allows a coordinated and effective response to the flood threat. Private citizens can check the stream gauge data online to stay informed of current flood levels.