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Marine Drive closed during flooding event (November 2015). Photo: My Ferndale News

Nooksack River level forecast at Ferndale worth watching

FERNDALE, Wash. — The Nooksack River level forecast at Ferndale currently warns to expect it to crest just above the 15-foot mark Wednesday morning. Some road impacts can be expected when the river reaches a level above 15 feet.

Nooksack River level forecast at Ferndale as of 11am on December 7, 2020.

The National Weather Service Seattle office is not expecting heavy rains in the mountains, a common cause for rising river levels. But a forecast rise in the snow level to 7,000-feet may combine with chronic light rain in the mountain as the reason for this forecast rise in the river.

The following local road impacts are likely after the river level reaches 15 feet at Ferndale.

  • Water over the roadway on Ferndale Road north of Marine Drive and also north of Slater Road
  • Water over the roadway at the corner of Barrett and Paradise Roads
  • Flooding of the WDFW parking lot on Marine Drive
  • Water over the roadway at corner of Marine Drive south of Country Lane

Drivers and property owners are advised to continue monitoring the river level forecast for the Nooksack River at Ferndale.

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