Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
953 AM CDT THU JUL 17 2014

...SUMMARY OF FLOOD PRODUCTS AS OF THURSDAY...

FLOOD WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THESE LOCATIONS IN THE SOURIS
RIVER BASIN...

THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER...BANTRY...AND WESTHOPE...AS WELL AS
WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY.

LOWER RELEASES OUT OF LAKE DARLING ARE ALREADY RESULTING IN LOWER WATER
LEVELS UPSTREAM OF MINOT. THESE LOWER RELEASES AND LOWER THAN NORMAL
PRECIPITATION OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE
NOTICEABLY LOWER WATER LEVELS IN THE TOWNER AREA BY EARLY NEXT
WEEK. HOWEVER...A FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE NEAR TOWNER IS NOT LIKELY
UNTIL NEAR THE END OF NEXT WEEK. SIMILARLY...THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR
BANTRY IS LIKELY TO REMAIN FAIRLY CONSISTENT BEFORE BEGINNING A
FAIRLY RAPID FALL AROUND THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. FINALLY...IN THE
WESTHOPE AREA...THE SOURIS RIVER IS NOT LIKELY TO SEE A
SIGNIFICANT DECREASE IN WATER LEVELS UNTIL NEAR THE END OF NEXT
WEEK AT THE EARLIEST. ELSEWHERE IN THE SOURIS RIVER BASIN...WILLOW
CREEK CONTINUES ITS FALL. HOWEVER...IT WILL REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD
STAGE UNTIL EARLY NEXT WEEK.

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION IN YOUR AREA...VISIT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BIS. FOR INFORMATION ON RIVER STAGES AND
FORECASTS CLICK ON THE RIVERS AND LAKES TAB NEAR THE TOP OF THE
MAIN PAGE.

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AJ





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