• Mount Rainier peeks through clouds, viewed across subalpine wildflowers and glacial moraine.

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • Nisqually to Paradise delays and Kautz Creek area closure.

    Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. Beginning May 29 to mid-July, all services at the Kautz Creek parking and picnic area are closed through the week. Limited parking on Sat & Sun. More »

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    Be aware of hidden- and potentially fatal- hazards created by snow bridges and high streamflows on Mount Rainier. More »

Images of the Flood of 2006

Broken roadway and landslide debris

Landslide wreaks havoc on SR123.

Debbie Hannevig

Slide Show Presentations
Rangers at Mount Rainier National Park have created several slide show presentations to explain the storm damage, recovery efforts, and long-term implications for park management.

Flood Damage
PDF(6.98 MB)
November 2006

The Big Picture
PDF
(18.8 MB)
February 2007

Videos

After the Flood:
High Resolution (18.4 MB) or Low Resolution (2.33 MB)
Created November 10, 2006. Visit the the former site of Sunshine Point Campground with Superintendent Dave Uberuaga and Hollis Barnett, a long time local resident of the Nisqually Entrance area.

The Emergency Operations Center (1.21 MB)
Created November 11, 2006. Footage of the Longmire Emergency Operations Center, undermined by the Nisqually River.

Damage to Emergency Operations and Riverbed Debris (3.44 MB)
Created November 11, 2006. Close-up of the damage to the Emergency Operations Center and riverbed debris, as viewed from across the Nisqually River.

 
Photos
Choose an album below to view images of flood damage and recovery efforts throughout the park. High resolution versions are included for use in publications, and should be credited to the National Park Service.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Did You Know?

Artist rendering of the Osceola Mudflow releasing from Mount Rainier.

About 5,600 years ago the summit and northeast face of Mount Rainier fell away in a massive landslide accompanied by volcanic explosions. The Osceola Mudflow, a towering wall of mud and rock, thundered down the White River Valley where it deposited 600' of debris eventually reaching the Puget Sound.