River to crest at lower level but potential for flooded roads remains

Marine Drive from Lummi Shore Road ROAD CLOSED 2015-11-14
Marine Drive during 2015 flooding event. Photo: My Ferndale News
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National Weather Service Seattle office forecasters say they expect the Nooksack River to crest later today in the Ferndale area at about the 15-foot mark. This is a reduction from earlier forecasts that had it cresting closer to the 18-foot mark.

The river is expected to crest mid-afternoon today.

While short of the 18-foot minimum needed to be officially considered within the minor flood range, some impacts have occurred in the past when the river reached the 15-foot mark. They include.

  • 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

Depending upon the amount of water on the roadways, closures of some impacted roads may occur.

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As of 6am this morning, Marine Road remained closed between Ferndale Road and Lummi Shore Road/Drive due to the river level rising Friday.

River level forecasts can change frequently. Stay up-to-date with the MFN Nooksack River Level Forecast page.



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Joe Beaulaurier
Beaulaurier is the founder of My Ferndale News. As a Ferndale resident, he hopes to empower the community with free access to news that matters and makes a difference in the day-to-day challenges faced while we work and live in the Ferndale area.