OLYMPIA – The Department of Enterprise Services has called in additional staff through Saturday to address issues with urban flooding on the Capitol Campus due to high volumes of rain.
DES is collaborating with the City of Olympia to prioritize response needs and mitigate impacts.
People are being asked to immediately report any flooding related issues on the campus to (360) 725-0000.
DES crews have:
In addition, crews have been addressing issues related to back-ups in the Olympia stormwater system. They are working along with the Olympia Fire Department and other responders to:
Capitol Lake flooding may occur tomorrow if rains continue as forecast. DES crews are taking steps to ready for a response, including staging materials in the area such as sandbags.
DES crews also are coordinating their efforts with the City of Olympia crews to reduce risk for any potential downtown flooding.
If flooding occurs, Capitol Lake and Heritage Park will be partially or completely closed. DES is asking people to be careful as they commute and do business around the lake.