This is taken standing right next to the pole facing the water, you can see the Columbia River through the trees. The river is actually a bit swollen and up over the edges right now.
As you can see the plaques mark the level of each flood. There have been more floods in the area but these are the only ones that were officially recorded by someone. Noah couldn't believe how much the river had come up and was even more baffled by the fact that people were building homes down that close to the river. "What if it does it again mom? Won't they get flooded out of their home? Why would you build your house down here if you knew it was going to happen again?" Smart kid if you ask me, I just asked him if he was going to build his house down that close to a river someday and his response, "Only if it floats or it's a boat!" He then proceeded to tell me that float and boat rhyme and named a bunch of other words that rhymed with those words. Anyway, if you make it down there, please check out the flood pole, it will make Noah very happy.
"About time you told them about the flood pole mom!"