Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 301425
FLSBIS
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
925 AM CDT WED JUL 30 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH
DAKOTA...

  WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY AFFECTING MCHENRY AND BOTTINEAU
  COUNTIES
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE AFFECTING BOTTINEAU COUNTY
FOR THE SOURIS RIVER BASIN INCLUDING WESTHOPE...WILLOW CITY...MINOR
FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE.

.THE FINAL TWO FORECAST POINTS ABOVE FLOOD STAGE WITHIN THE SOURIS
RIVER BASIN ARE THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE AND WILLOW CREEK NEAR
WILLOW CITY. NOT ENOUGH PRECIPITATION IS IN THE CURRENT FORECAST TO
CHANGE THE CURRENT DOWNWARD TREND. WILLOW CREEK IS LIKELY TO FALL
BELOW FLOOD STAGE OVER THE COMING WEEKEND WHILE THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR
WESTHOPE WILL REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE WELL INTO 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.

&&

NDC009-312025-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0027.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WSTN8.3.ER.140630T1805Z.140706T1445Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
925 AM CDT WED JUL 30 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT  9:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 13.5 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 13.4 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   THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WESTHOPE     10 13.5 WED 9 AM   13.4   13.3   13.2   13.1   12.9


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



$$

NDC009-049-312025-
/O.EXT.KBIS.FL.W.0028.000000T0000Z-140804T0600Z/
/WLCN8.1.ER.140703T2020Z.140713T0245Z.140803T1800Z.NO/
925 AM CDT WED JUL 30 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY.
* UNTIL LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.
* AT  9:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.6 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* IMPACT...AT 10.0 FEET...WATER BEGINS BACKING UP INTO RAVINES AND
  GETS TO TOP OF ROAD BY GAGE.

&&


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

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WILLOW CITY  10 10.6 WED 9 AM   10.6   10.4   10.3   10.0    9.8


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



$$



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