Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 191734
FLSBIS
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1234 PM CDT TUE AUG 19 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH
DAKOTA...
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE AFFECTING BOTTINEAU COUNTY
FOR THE SOURIS RIVER BASIN INCLUDING WESTHOPE...MINOR FLOODING IS
OCCURRING AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE.

.THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE REMAINS TWO FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE
AND WILL CONTINUES ITS SLOW FALL TO NEAR FLOOD STAGE AROUND THE END
OF AUGUST. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINS OVER PARTS OF THE
SOURIS RIVER BASIN THROUGH THE WEEK...WHILE NO IMPACTS ARE
NECESSARILY EXPECTED...STRONG ENOUGH RUNOFF TO EXTEND THE CURRENT
RUN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE CAN NOT BE RULED OUT

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.

&&

NDC009-210534-
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1234 PM CDT TUE AUG 19 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 12:00 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.6 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 11.5 FEET
  BY TOMORROW MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 12.0 FEET...WILDLIFE AND REFUGE FLOODING ONLY.

&&


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

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WESTHOPE     10 11.6 TUE 12 PM  11.5   11.4   11.3   11.1   11.0


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

$$
AJS



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