This new film takes a look at Lewis County’s historic flood

“High Water — Ten Years later,” a new documentary that focuses on the December 2007 flood that clobbered Lewis County, debuted at 7 p.m. Monday on TVW.

The flood occurred after three Pacific Coast storms pummeled the region and resulted in record levels of rainfall. The flooding shutdown Interstate 5 at Centralia and caused millions of dollars in damage and lost revenue in the area.

The film looks at the catastrophe and the “controversial plans to address a devastating cycle,” according to a tweet from TVW’s The Impact.

“We explore the science behind the flood and the risk of something like that happening again,” said executive producer Mike McClanahan. “The piece also highlights the challenges facing salmon and other aquatic species in the basin and the concern about the impact a proposed dam could have on them.”

“High Water” will air again at 8 p.m. Dec. 7, and be available for streaming at www.tvw.org/tvchannels/air/. After the premiere, the film can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/QgMWaZmlvmU. (The link is not active until after 7:30 p.m. Monday.)

TVW is on local cable channel 23.