Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 221429
FLSBIS
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
929 AM CDT TUE JUL 22 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH
DAKOTA...
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR BANTRY AFFECTING MCHENRY COUNTY
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER AFFECTING MCHENRY COUNTY
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE AFFECTING BOTTINEAU COUNTY
  WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY AFFECTING MCHENRY AND BOTTINEAU
  COUNTIES
FOR THE SOURIS RIVER BASIN INCLUDING TOWNER...BANTRY...WESTHOPE...
WILLOW CITY...MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND IS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE.

.EVEN WITH THE RECENT RAIN AND ANOTHER ROUND OF PRECIPITATION
POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY...THE OVERALL DOWNWARD TREND IN WATER LEVELS ALONG
THE SOURIS WILL CONTINUE. IN GENERAL...THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER AND
BANTRY ALONG WITH WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY WILL ALL FALL TO BELOW
FLOOD STAGE EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE WILL REMAIN
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE UNTIL EARLY AUGUST.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


SAFETY MESSAGE...DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER TOPS THE
ROADWAY. TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN. AVOID DRIVING ON FLOODED ROADS.

&&

NDC049-232029-
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929 AM CDT TUE JUL 22 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 52.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO HAVE A MAXIMUM VALUE OF 54.0
  FEET THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 54.0 FEET...FLOOD PROBLEMS BEGIN, AGRICULTURAL LAND AND
  MEADOWS AFFECTED. MODERATE FLOOD STAGE.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   WED    THU    FRI    SAT    SUN

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 TOWNER       52   M    53.8   53.4   53.0   52.7   52.4


LAT...LON 4810 10087 4830 10050 4845 10047 4845 10037
      4821 10045 4807 10085



$$

NDC049-232028-
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/BANN8.2.ER.140704T2315Z.140722T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
929 AM CDT TUE JUL 22 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR BANTRY.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT  8:00 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.3 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 12.3 FEET BY THIS
  AFTERNOON.  ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
* IMPACT...AT 11.5 FEET...WATER BEGINS CROSSING THE ROAD SEVERAL
  HUNDRED FEET TO THE LEFT OF THE BRIDGE. NO TOWNS OR MAJOR ROADS ARE
  FLOODED.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   WED    THU    FRI    SAT    SUN

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 BANTRY       11 12.3 TUE 8 AM   12.3   12.1   12.0   11.9   11.8


LAT...LON 4875 10088 4875 10080 4852 10039 4845 10037
      4845 10047 4860 10076



$$

NDC009-232028-
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/WSTN8.3.ER.140630T1805Z.140706T1445Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
929 AM CDT TUE JUL 22 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT  8:00 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 14.2 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO A STAGE OF 14.0 FEET
  BY TOMORROW MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 14.0 FEET...REFUGE AREA FLOODS. THE CITY OF WESTHOPE IS
  ON HIGH GROUND AND DOES NOT FLOOD. ROAD TO GAGE IS IMPASSABLE.
  ACCESS TO DAM #357 IS OK BELOW 16 FEET.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   WED    THU    FRI    SAT    SUN

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WESTHOPE     10 14.2 TUE 8 AM   14.0   13.9   13.8   13.7   13.6


LAT...LON 4900 10099 4900 10093 4886 10090 4875 10080
      4875 10088 4890 10099



$$

NDC009-049-232028-
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/WLCN8.1.ER.140703T2020Z.140713T0245Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
929 AM CDT TUE JUL 22 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT  8:00 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO A STAGE OF 11.4 FEET
  BY TOMORROW MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 11.5 FEET...OVERFLOW OCCURS ON LEFT BANK.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   WED    THU    FRI    SAT    SUN

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WILLOW CITY  10 11.5 TUE 8 AM   11.4   11.3   11.2   11.0   10.8


LAT...LON 4858 10055 4865 10039 4869 10002 4855 10002
      4861 10037 4854 10049



$$
AJS


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