Willamette River floods Alton Baker Park

Willamette River floods Alton Baker Park

EUGENE, Ore. — On Sunday morning, the Willamette River flooded Alton Baker Park.

This came shortly after the National Weather Service put in effect a flood warning that will be in effect until 10 a.m. Monday.

Eugene has seen over 6 inches of rain since the beginning of February, bringing the total to 9.81 inches for this year. 

The Willamette River crested at nearly 18 feet in Eugene at around 3 a.m. Sunday, which is about three feet above the average level.

Although the river has risen above the banks in Alton Baker Park, the Eugene metropolitan area is not considered flooded until the water levels rise above 23 ft. 

Others rivers, beside the Willamette River, are expected to rise if the rain continues into this evening.   

The National Weather Service is forecasting rain and showers for the next seven days.