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North County, Central County, South County

The heart of the storm that caused the flooding and major damage to roadways in the County was February 6 - 8, 1996 (Tuesday through Thursday). 

 

This is a photograph of flood waters from Wilson River flowing over the Wilson River Loop Road.

 

North County

2/13/96:  Shoulder damage on Foss Rd at MP 6.5 vicinity CCC Bridge (facing North).  Photo

2/16/96:  Collapsed shoulder on Foss Road at MP 10.1 (facing East).  This road parallels most of the Nehalem River within the County.  Photo

2/16/96:  Another view of damage on Foss Road at MP 10.2 (facing East).  Photo

2/7/96:  The Nehalem River floods over McDonald Dike Road at MP 0.2 (facing West).  Photo

2/12/96:  Piled up flood debris from the Nehalem River adjacent to McDonald Dike Road at MP 0.6 (facing NW).  Photo

2/12/96:  Another of the above debris on McDonald Dike Road at MP 0.6 (facing NW).  Note the bladed mud is starting to dry up on the roadway.  Photo

2/12/96:  Pavement damage on McDonald Dike Road at MP 0.2 (facing East).  This entire section of pavement was removed from the roadway and deposited to the left of road (note the centerline stripes).  The Oregon National Guard is manning a checkpoint in the background to keep non-local traffic away from damaged homes further East. Date approximate.  Photo

2/12/96:  Mud on McKimmens Road at MP 0.2 (facing West).  Photo

2/9/96:  Water and debris over Miami-Foley Road at MP 11.4 at Schiffman Rd (North bound).  The Lommen Bridge (and the Nehalem River) is several hundred feet beyond the debris in the debris in the roadway.  Photo

2/9/96:  Flow and debris on Miami-Foley Road at MP 11.4.  Photo

2/9/96:  Close-up of the debris and flow across Miami-Foley Road at MP 11.4 (South bound).  Photo

2/11/96:  Approximately same angle shot as above of Miami-Foley Road but 2 days later.  Emergency repairs in progress.  Photo

2/10/96:  Repair work in progress on Miami-Foley Road at MP 11.5 (North bound).  Photo

2/9/96:  Close-up of debris on Miami-Foley Road at MP 11.4 (facing South).  Note where centerline of the road is at.  Photo

2/9/96:  The Nehalem River floods past Mohler Co-Op Store next to Tideland Rd at Hwy 53.  Photo

2/9/96:  Another view of flood waters at Mohler Co-Op Store at Tideland Rd/Hwy 53 intersection.  Photo

2/9/96:  View of Tideland Rd and the Nehalem Bay Wastewater Agency facility from under Hwy 101 Bridge SE of Nehalem (note the bridge shadow).  Photo

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Central County

2/8/96:  Water over Long Prairie Road next to the Blimp Base at MP 0.5 +/- (facing West).  Photo

2/8/96:  A flooding creek tops over Trask River Road at MP 2.4 (facing East).  Photo

2/8/96:  Damage to the road shoulder on Trask River Road at MP 4.8 (facing East).  Photo

2/8/96:  One of many slides on Trask River Road. This one at MP 12.1 (facing East).  Photo

2/9/96:  Collapsed road on Whiskey Creek Road at MP 3.75 (North bound).  Photo

2/12/96:  A more graphic view of the road failure on Whiskey Creek Road at MP 3.75 (South bound).  Photo

2/8/96:  Flooding water from the Wilson River tops Wilson River Loop Road at MP 2.8 (North bound).  Note: Sollie Smith Bridge over the Wilson River is 3/4 mile to the North of this location!.  Photo

2/8/96:  Emergency truck traffic on Wilson River Loop Road at MP 2.7 (facing North).  Photo

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South County

2/8/96:  The Pacific City Airport did not escape effects of the flooding (facing South).  Photo

2/13/96:  Water across Blaine Rd at MP 9.6.  Photo

2/13/96:  Slide on Blaine Rd at MP 9.9 (West bound).  Photo

2/11/96:  Sand blown across the road on Cape Lookout Rd at MP 10.0 (South bound).  Photo

2/19/96:  Collapsed roadway on East Beaver Ck Rd at MP 4.2 (facing East).  Photo

2/9/96:  Damaged pavement as a result of a large fallen tree on Evergreen Drive at MP 0.5.  Photo

2/9/96:  Collapsed roadway due to high Nestucca River on Evergreen Drive at MP 0.8 (facing West).  This is the day after the height of the storm.  Photo

2/10/96:  Evergreen Drive at MP 0.8 (facing East).  This is 2 days after the storm.  Note the continuing settling and cracking of the road.  Photo

2/11/96:  Evergreen Drive at MP 0.8 (facing West).  This is 3 days after the storm.  Continued collapsed of the roadway.  Emergency repairs in progress.  Photo

2/8/96:  Intersection of Ferry St (Sandlake Rd) and Resort Drive in Pacific City (facing South).  North of Pacific City.  Photo

2/8/96:  Resort Drive near Ferry St (facing East).  Photo

2/8/96:  Intersection of Ferry St and Resort Drive (facing SW).  Photo

2/8/96:  County Park structure West of Ferry St at Resort Drive.  Photo

2/8/96:  Raging 'creek' during height of flow at Holgate Bridge on East Beaver Ck Rd at MP 1.8 (facing West).  Photo

2/12/96:  Shoulder damage on Irish Rd at MP 0.1 (South bound).  Photo

2/9/96:  View of Learned Rd from Old Woods-Cloverdale Rd (facing West).  Photo

2/16/96:  Thwarted repair activities at Old Woods-Cloverdale Rd at MP 1.8 (facing East).  Photo

2/8/96:  Flooded homes in Woods North of Pacific City. Photo taken from Ferry St (facing NW).  Photo

2/8/96:  Flooding and drift debris at Woods Bridge North of Pacific City on Ferry St (facing South).  Photo

2/12/96:  Photo from approx same angle of above shot (Woods Bridge on Ferry St).  If this same photo would have been taken during the high flow several days earlier, the photographer would have been waist deep in water.  Photo

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