Continued Rain Increases Risk of Minor Flooding


Salem and areas surrounding the Willamette River may begin to see high water levels and some minor flooding. Trails and park areas along the Willamette River may be impacted as water levels increase over the next few days. Those who use Minto-Brown Island Park, Wallace Marine Park, and other low-lying areas near the Willamette should be cautious of minor flooding. Salem streams and creeks are currently running below flood warning levels at this time. The City's High Water Watch webpage ( features up-to-the-hour information on Salem stream levels and local rainfall amounts.

Salem residents are encouraged to visit the City of Salem website to see up-to-date information about stream levelscurrent road conditions, and additional high water safety tips to protect your home.  Sandbags are presently available at several locations. Please visit the City's Sandbag Map for up-to-date information on sandbag locations.

Contact the Public Works Dispatch Center 24-hours-a-day at 503–588–6333 to report high water or other weather-related concerns. Sign up with the Marion-Polk Alerts to receive emergency notifications.

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Trevor SmithPublic Information Officer-Public Works