Clark County Public Works responding to impacts of recent heavy rains, high water


Several park properties have been impacted

VANCOUVER – Recent heavy rains are impacting communities around the state, with minor impacts occurring in Clark County. Clark County Public Works has been responding to calls as they come in, addressing issues of standing water and downed tree limbs on county roads and in county parks. Crews are also prepared to assist neighboring communities, including Skamania County, if needed. 

Recent heavy rains are impacting communities around the state, with minor impacts occurring in Clark County.
Photo courtesy clark.wa.gov

Residents can check for weather-related traffic impacts at clark.wa.gov/public-works. Additionally, several park properties have been impacted. Current impacts include: 

  • Lacamas Heritage Trail is closed. 
  • The Round Lake Trail at Lacamas Regional Park is closed. Other access points and trails may also be closed. 
  • Portions of the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail are closed. 
  • Moulton Falls has areas of standing water over trails and park areas. 
  • Daybreak Boat Launch is inaccessible due to high water. 

Residents are reminded to never walk, ride, or drive through water if they can’t tell how deep it is. Water six inches deep can sweep an adult off their feet. 

Sandbags are available to residents for free at two Public Works locations:            

  • 78th Street Operations Center, 4700 NE 78th St. 
  • 149th Street Operations Center, 11609 NE 149th St. 

Residents will need to fill their own bags (bags and sand provided). Materials are available all hours of the day, all days of the week. 

Residents can report standing water and storm debris on roads and in parks by going to clark.wa.gov/public-works/report-park-road. For problems that require immediate response, residents should call (564) 397-2446.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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