While the old system of monitoring flows is still in place in many locations, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management has released a new online dashboard which allows anyone with a computer to monitor the automated data for flooding concerns.

While the old system of monitoring flows is still in place in many locations, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management has released a new online dashboard which allows anyone with a computer to monitor the automated data for flooding concerns.

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Riverside property owners, anglers and others with interest in stream levels around Oregon have a new way to check for potential flooding.

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management last month released a new online dashboard. The tool includes an interactive map and a list of how many stream gauges are expected to be nearing flood stage, or have minor flooding, moderate flooding or major flooding. As of early this week, no gauges around Oregon indicated flooding.

Last month, a storm brought heavy rain to parts of Oregon. Daniel Stoelb, the geographic information system coordinator for the state Office of Emergency Management, created the stream gauge dashboard so people could quickly check how high water was rising.

Anyone with a home or other property along a river or creek, as well as river guides and people who fish, will find the new dashboard useful, said Lane County spokeswoman Devon Ashbridge.

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