Deschutes River could cause Tumalo flooding

By Dylan J. Darling The Bulletin
Published Feb 19, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated Feb 19, 2014 at 06:37PM
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin Ruth LaMarche, on her property in Tumalo Tuesday evening, said she is worried that floodwaters will be directed to her home because of a nearby vacant lot that is at a higher elevation than her lot along the Deschutes River. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office issued a press release warning of increasing flooding potential for the Tumalo community and warned water recreators should avoid the river downstream of Mirror Pond.
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin The Deschutes River is on the rise near the home of Ruth LaMarche, in Tumalo Tuesday evening.The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office issued a press release warning of increasing flooding potential for the Tumalo community and warned water recreators to avoid the river downstream of Mirror Pond.
Rob Kerr / The Bulletin Tumalo resident Marsha Anderson, with her dog Scooter Tuesday evening, says she’s not too worried about her metal furniture sitting in the rising waters of the Deschutes River. She says it has been there for five years and is too heavy to move. Deschutes County officials warned of increasing flooding potential for the Tumalo community and put out a request for kayakers and others to avoid floating the river downstream of Mirror Pond.