FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2019 1:45pm
McKay Creek River Update
Pendleton, Ore. — The City of Pendleton and the Bureau of Reclamation have been meeting throughout the day to discuss current levels at the reservoir and weather forecasts.
City Staff put boots on the ground and did an assessment of the water flows through McKay Creek area at the current release of 800 cfs.
The City supports increasing the flows to 1200 cfs which will increase storage of the storms in the forecast and will monitor these flows throughout today. Utilizing drone footage of the last incident, changes to the creek bed and the excavation to widen the creek done recently near Community Park, creek water will not reach houses.
We will be working with the Bureau throughout the weekend to monitor property impacts.
It is possible residents will see some water levels reach their yards and perhaps groundwater will effect basements.
If you have questions or concerns please phone Donna Biggerstaff at the City of Pendleton at 541-966-0220.
After hours and on weekends the contact number is 541-276-0855.