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Rivers crest after weekend rainfall

National Weather Service

Flood watches and warnings remain in effect for the Central Coast and the South Willamette valley Monday morning, with some rivers pushing their boundaries.

While the National Weather Service says some overnight lulls in rainfall may have saved most rivers from reaching flood stage, there are still some areas of concern.

The Marys River near Philomath has reached flood stage. This has the potential to affect southern portions of Corvallis. Fortunately, forecasters say the relative lull in precipitation seems to be causing the river to level off. It is possible the river may remain just above flood stage for a few hours, thus the Flood Warning remains in effect through noon for that area. Numerous roads along the river are likely affected & some structures near the river may begin to flood.

There is also a Flood Warning for the Siuslaw River Monday, with minor flooding expected. It is expected to crest around 10:00 to 11:00 am, before the river recedes. Minor flooding of lowlands and low-lying roads near the Siuslaw is expected.

This is a changing situation and this story will be updated.

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Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.