Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 180211
FLSBIS
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
911 PM CDT THU APR 17 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH
DAKOTA...
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR FOXHOLM AFFECTING WARD 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...WESTHOPE...AND WILLOW
CITY...MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS FORECAST.

.FOR THE SOURIS RIVER AT WESTHOPE AND WILLOW CREEK AT WILLOW CITY RUNOFF
FROM SNOWMELT WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO NEXT
WEEK.
THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR FOXHOLM WILL RISE TO JUST ABOVE MINOR FLOOD
STAGE BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AS A RESULT OF INCREASED RELEASES FROM LAKE
DARLING AND ALAMEDA DAMS. THIS PROACTIVE EARLY RELEASE IS INTENDED
TO CREATE MORE ROOM IN THE RESERVOIRS FOR A SERIES OF RAIN EVENTS
STARTING THIS COMING WEEKEND WHICH WILL LAST THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF
NEXT WEEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...DO NOT DRIVE OR WALK INTO FLOODED AREASS.

&&

NDC101-190211-
/O.EXT.KBIS.FL.W.0015.140418T2100Z-140424T0448Z/
/FOXN8.1.DR.140418T2100Z.140419T1200Z.140423T1648Z.NO/
911 PM CDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR FOXHOLM.
* FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON TO WEDNESDAY EVENING.
* AT 8:15 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.8 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
  CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 10.4 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 12.0 FEET...RURAL FLOODING BEGINS.

&&

             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7PM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   FRI    SAT    SUN    MON    TUE

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 FOXHOLM      10  8.8 THU 8 PM   10.1   10.4   10.4   10.4   10.4


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

$$

NDC009-190210-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0014.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WSTN8.1.SM.140416T0345Z.140416T1400Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
911 PM CDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 8:00 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.9 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER LEVEL WILL REMAIN RIGHT AT FLOOD STAGE
  INTO NEXT WEEK.
* IMPACT...AT 10.0 FEET...WATER IS ALMOST VALLEY-WIDE...BUT THE AREA
  FLOODED IS GRASS COVERED AND NO BUILDINGS ARE AFFECTED.

&&

             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7PM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   FRI    SAT    SUN    MON    TUE

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WESTHOPE     10  9.9 THU 8 PM   10.0   10.0   10.0   10.0   10.0


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


$$

NDC009-049-190210-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0013.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WLCN8.1.SM.140414T1500Z.140418T0600Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
911 PM CDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 8:00 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.6 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE CREEK LEVEL OFF NEAR 10.7 FEET LATE TONIGHT.
  ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
* IMPACT...AT 10.0 FEET...WATER BEGINS BACKING UP INTO RAVINES AND
  GETS TO THE TOP OF THE ROAD BY GAGE.

&&

             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7PM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   FRI    SAT    SUN    MON    TUE

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WILLOW CITY  10 10.6 THU 8 PM   10.7   10.7   10.6   10.5   10.5


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


$$



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