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

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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  • High Water & Inclement Weather Create Hazardous River Crossings

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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?

Floyd Schmoe, Mount Rainier's first full-time Park Naturalist.

Floyd Schmoe was Mount Rainier's first full-time Park Naturalist. In 1923, he launched the park's "Nature Notes", a series of writings on various park-related topics. There are hundreds of editions of the notes in the park's collection, all of which are accessible through the Mount Rainier History & Culture webpage: More...