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Umatilla River Crests at 7th Highest Level On Record in Pendleton

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The National Weather Service says the Umatilla River recently hit its seventh highest level ever, causing minor flooding in Pendleton. The National Weather Service says the Umatilla River recently hit its seventh highest level ever, causing minor flooding in Pendleton.

PENDLETON, OR - The National Weather Service says the Umatilla River recently hit its seventh highest level ever, causing minor flooding in Pendleton.  

The river peaked at 9.08 feet Monday afternoon; that's two feet above flood stage. The high water streamed over roads and fields. Forecasters expect the waters to recede Tuesday.

The highest crest on record for the Umatialla River in Pendleton was set back in February 1996 when the river rose to 11.08 feet.

 

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