Tualatin officials warn of possible flooding
Tualatin officials are keeping an eye on the Tualatin River over the next few days as the river is expected to peak tomorrow afternoon and could flood businesses in lower lying areas on Nyberg Road and Nyberg Lane.
Meagan George, Tualatin deputy city manager, said the city is also expecting high water this evening on Nyberg Lane where that roadway is expected to be closed.
Several businesses in that area have already experienced some type of flooding this week, she said.
Rains also caused flooding to the same area back in December 2015. However, nothing has proved as devastating as the February 1996 flood where the Tualatin River overflowed its banks, creating a muddy mess of water in the core areas of downtown Tualatin. More than 20,000 sandbags were handed out to help control the rising waters during the flooding.
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