Flood Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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Flood Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
720 AM CDT WED AUG 24 2016

...Flooding Continues along the Upper Iowa River...

.Extremely heavy rainfall overnight has resulted in flooding along
the Upper Iowa River and its tributaries. Over 7.5 inches of rain
was reported near Decorah, and over 5.5 inches was reported near
Dorchester. Reports between 3 and 5 inches were very common around
the area. This is causing significant flooding. The latest forecast
information is provided below.

River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast
precipitation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two
feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility
vehicles. Turn Around, Don`t Drown!

Additional river and weather information is available at...
http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .

&&

IAC191-250224-
/O.EXT.KARX.FL.W.0023.160824T1401Z-160825T0224Z/
/BLFI4.1.ER.160824T1401Z.160824T1700Z.160824T2024Z.UU/
720 AM CDT WED AUG 24 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Upper Iowa River at Bluff ton.
* until this evening...Or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  6:45 AM Wednesday the stage was 13.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this morning and continue to
  rise to near 14.4 feet by this afternoon.
* Impact...At 14.2 feet...Water may go over the road near Bluff ton.

&&

LAT...LON 4340 9197 4345 9197 4349 9186 4336 9181 4334 9187

$$

IAC191-250320-
/O.EXT.KARX.FL.W.0021.000000T0000Z-160825T1912Z/
/DEHI4.2.ER.160824T0917Z.160824T1800Z.160825T0112Z.NO/
720 AM CDT WED AUG 24 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Upper Iowa River at Decorah.
* until Thursday afternoon...Or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  6:45 AM Wednesday the stage was 12.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 14 feet by
  this afternoon.
* Impact...At 14.0 feet...Major flooding may occur outside the areas
  protected by the levee.

&&

LAT...LON 4334 9161 4339 9161 4336 9181 4334 9187 4325 9182

$$

IAC005-250320-
/O.EXT.KARX.FL.W.0022.000000T0000Z-160827T0720Z/
/DCHI4.3.ER.160824T0746Z.160824T1800Z.160826T1320Z.NR/
720 AM CDT WED AUG 24 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Upper Iowa River At Dorchester Hwy 76.
* until late Friday night...Or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 6:00 AM Wednesday the stage was 19.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and flooding near record levels is
  forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to between 22 and
  22.5 feet this afternoon.
* Impact...At 17.0 feet...Iowa Highway 76 is overtopped just north
  of the gage site.

&&

LAT...LON 4341 9161 4334 9161 4339 9152 4343 9123 4350 9125

$$

MW



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