Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 211647
FLSBIS
Flood Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1147 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North
Dakota...
  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 Towner...Bantry...Westhope...
Willow City...Minor to Moderate flooding is occurring and is expected to
continue.

. High water remains along the Souris River from Towner up
through the Westhope area. This high water along the Souris River
and that along Willow Creek near Willow City will continue through
the weekend. Expectations are that it will be near the end of April
to early May before water levels start falling below flood stage.

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.


A follow-up product will be issued.

&&

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1147 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Towner.
* until further notice.
* At  8:00 AM Thursday the stage was 1455 feet.
* Flood stage is 1454 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to a stage of 1455 feet
  by tomorrow morning.
* Impact...At 1456 feet...Moderate flood stage. Flood problems begin
  with agricultural land and meadows affected.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED          FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME      Sat     Sun     Mon     Tue     Wed

Souris River Basin
 Towner       1454 1455.4 Thu 8 AM  1455.2  1455.1  1455.1  1455.0  1455.0


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



$$

NDC049-251047-
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/BANN8.2.DR.170402T0715Z.170409T1345Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1147 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Bantry.
* until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Friday the stage was 1441 feet.
* Flood stage is 1440 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will remain near 1441 feet through the weekend.
* Impact...At 1440 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       1440 1440.9 Fri 11 AM 1440.9  1440.9  1440.8  1440.8  1440.8


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



$$

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/WSTN8.3.SM.170330T2352Z.170409T0800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1147 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Westhope.
* until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Friday the stage was 1419 feet.
* Flood stage is 1414 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to a stage of 1418 feet
  on Monday.
* Impact...At 1418 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      Sat     Sun     Mon     Tue     Wed

Souris River Basin
 Westhope     1414 1419.0 Fri 11 AM 1418.7  1418.4  1418.1  1417.7  1417.4


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



$$

NDC009-049-251047-
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/WLCN8.1.SM.170329T2237Z.170403T0615Z.000000T0000Z.NR/
1147 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Willow Creek near Willow City.
* until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Friday the stage was 1444 feet.
* Flood stage is 1442 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue falling to near 1443.5 feet by Sunday
  afternoon.
* Impact...At 1443 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  1442 1443.8 Fri 11 AM 1443.6  1443.5  1443.4  1443.2  1443.1


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



$$

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