Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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FLSBIS
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1119 AM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH
DAKOTA...
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR FOXHOLM AFFECTING WARD COUNTY
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER AFFECTING MCHENRY COUNTY
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR BANTRY 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 FOXHOLM...TOWNER...BANTRY...
WESTHOPE...WILLOW CITY...MINOR TO MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE.

.THE CURRENT 2000 CFS DISCHARGE FROM LAKE DARLING WILL BE CUT SIGNIFICANTLY
ON MONDAY JULY 14. ACCORDINGLY...THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR FOXHOLM WILL FALL BELOW
FLOOD STAGE SOMETIME LATE MONDAY TO EARLY TUESDAY. WATER LEVELS IN THE RURAL
MINOT AREA WILL BEGIN DECREASING IN THE FOLLOWING DAYS. FARTHER DOWNSTREAM...IN
THE TOWNER AREA...WATER LEVELS ARE FORECAST TO REMAIN STEADY THROUGH THE THIRD
WEEK OF JULY WHILE STILL RISING THROUGH THE WEEK IN THE BANTRY AREA. VERY HIGH
WATER IN THE WESTHOPE AREA IS NOW WELL BEYOND ITS CREST AND IS IN A SLOW BUT
STEADY FALL. HOWEVER...THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE WILL REMAIN WELL ABOVE
FLOOD STAGE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. STRONG RUNOFF FROM THE LAKE METIGOSHE
AREA AND BACKWATER EFFECTS FROM THE SOURIS RIVER HAVE PUSHED WILLOW CREEK NEAR
WILLOW CITY WELL ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. BY MONDAY...WILLOW CREEK WILL HAVE CRESTED
AND BEGUN A STEADY FALL EVEN THOUGH IT WILL REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE THROUGH THE
WEEK.

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.


&&

NDC101-141819-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0024.000000T0000Z-140715T1554Z/
/FOXN8.2.ER.140630T0015Z.140709T1030Z.140715T0354Z.NO/
1119 AM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR FOXHOLM.
* UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING.
* AT 10:15 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 13.9 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* IMPACT...AT 14.3 FEET...THE ROAD LEADING TO THE GAGE AND BAKER
  BRIDGE DOWNSTREAM OF THE GAGE HOUSE WILL FLOOD. THE VALLEY FLOOR
  BECOMES COVERED WITH WATER.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 FOXHOLM      10 13.9 FRI 10 AM  14.0   14.0   14.0    7.4    7.4


LAT...LON 4845 10159 4845 10155 4843 10151 4828 10140
      4827 10142 4837 10152



$$

NDC049-141819-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0025.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/TOWN8.2.ER.140630T1200Z.140711T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1119 AM CDT FRI JUL 11 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 54.4
  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   SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 TOWNER       52   M    54.4   54.4   54.4   54.4   54.4


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



$$

NDC049-141819-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0026.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/BANN8.2.ER.140704T2315Z.140716T0600Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1119 AM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR BANTRY.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 10:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.9 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 12.5 FEET BY
  THURSDAY EARLY AFTERNOON THEN BEGIN FALLING.
* 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   SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 BANTRY       11 11.9 FRI 10 AM  12.0   12.1   12.2   12.3   12.4


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



$$

NDC009-141819-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0027.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WSTN8.3.ER.140630T1805Z.140706T1445Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1119 AM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 10:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.3 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO A STAGE OF 16.0 FEET
  BY TOMORROW MORNING.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WESTHOPE     10 16.3 FRI 10 AM  16.0   15.9   15.7   15.6   15.5


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



$$

NDC009-049-141819-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0028.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WLCN8.1.ER.140703T2020Z.140711T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1119 AM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 10:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.3 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR 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...OVERFLOW OCCURS ON LEFT BANK.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WILLOW CITY  10 12.3 FRI 10 AM  12.3   12.2   12.0   11.8   11.5


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



$$



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