Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
1054 AM CST SAT FEB 25 2017


...The flood warning continues for these river locations in
Minnesota and North Dakota...

  * Fargo on the Red River in Clay and Cass Counties
  * Dilworth on the Buffalo River in Clay County
  * Hendrum on the Wild Rice River (MN) in Norman County
  * East Grand Forks on the Red River in Polk and Grand Forks
  Counties
  * Oslo on the Red River in Marshall, Walsh, Polk and Grand
  Forks Counties

.Water levels along portions of the Red River at Oslo and East Grand
Forks and the Wild Rice River at Hendrum, Minnesota are continuing
to rise and will crest over the next few days. The Wild Rice River at
Hendrum is being affected by backwater from the mainstem Red River.
Additionally, water levels along portions of the Red River at Fargo
and the Buffalo River at Dilworth are cresting and will begin to fall
over the next few days.

Little additional precipitation is expected in the local area over
this next week. However, there continues to be some uncertainty in
the current forecasts due to the significant period of cold air
temperatures expected to occur this weekend and into early next week.
These temperatures may cause runoff to freeze in the drainage
networks, rivers, and streams, rather than flow downstream. In that
case, river levels may not rise as high as forecast. On the other
hand, the effect of possible ice and ice jams has not been included
in the forecasts.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...turn around, don`t drown...

 - Don`t travel through flooded areas!

 - Persons in the warned area need to take steps to protect life
   and property. if necessary move to a higher and safer location.

 - Persons living in the Red River Basin should monitor river
   levels while the river is in...or near...flood.

For more information, go to the AHPS/River section
on our web page at:      www.weather.gov/grandforks

&&

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1054 AM CST SAT FEB 25 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Fargo on the Red River.
* until further notice, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  9:15 AM Saturday the stage was 22.1 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Minor Flood Stage is 18.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river has crested and will continue to fall to a
  stage of 21.7 feet by Sunday mid-morning.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 22.0 feet, Fargo North Broadway bridge is
  closed.

&&

Daily 7am CDT/6am CST forecast stage in feet:

 Date                Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat
(month/day)         02/26  02/27  02/28  03/01  03/02  03/03  03/04

Red River
  Fargo             21.7   20.7   19.7   18.9   18.4   18.2   18.1


LAT...LON 4715 9673 4724 9683 4724 9694 4676 9689 4677 9671


$$

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1054 AM CST SAT FEB 25 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...East Grand Forks on the Red River.
* until Thursday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  9:45 AM Saturday the stage was 28.4 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Minor Flood Stage is 28.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 29.0 feet sometime
  Sunday early afternoon. The river will fall below Flood Stage
  Wednesday morning.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 28.0 feet, the bank is full.

&&

Daily 7am CDT/6am CST forecast stage in feet:

 Date                Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat
(month/day)         02/26  02/27  02/28  03/01  03/02  03/03  03/04

Red River
  East Grand Forks  28.9   29.0   28.6   28.0   27.4   26.7   26.1


LAT...LON 4768 9674 4807 9698 4810 9719 4767 9699


$$

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1054 AM CST SAT FEB 25 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Oslo on the Red River.
* until further notice, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  9:15 AM Saturday the stage was 25.9 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 26.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise above Flood Stage by late Saturday
  morning and continue to rise to near 28.5 feet by Monday
  mid-morning.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 30.0 feet, Moderate Flood Stage is
  reached.

&&

Daily 7am CDT/6am CST forecast stage in feet:

 Date                Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat
(month/day)         02/26  02/27  02/28  03/01  03/02  03/03  03/04

Red River
  Oslo              27.4   28.5   28.4   27.9   27.3   26.8   26.3


LAT...LON 4810 9721 4807 9698 4846 9706 4848 9725


$$

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1054 AM CST SAT FEB 25 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Dilworth on the Buffalo River.
* until Thursday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  9:30 AM Saturday the stage was 14.4 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Minor Flood Stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will rise to a crest near 15.5 feet
  Sunday mid-morning. The river will fall below Flood Stage
  Wednesday morning.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 15.8 feet, Road west of gage begins to
  flood. Gage not accessable above 15 feet.

&&

Daily 7am CDT/6am CST forecast stage in feet:

 Date                Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat
(month/day)         02/26  02/27  02/28  03/01  03/02  03/03  03/04

Buffalo River
  Dilworth          15.5   15.2   14.3   13.2   11.9   10.8   10.1


LAT...LON 4715 9682 4704 9681 4689 9669 4684 9652 4692 9650


$$

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1054 AM CST SAT FEB 25 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Hendrum on the Wild Rice River (MN).
* until Tuesday evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  9:30 AM Saturday the stage was 21.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Minor Flood Stage is 20.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is cresting and will fall below Flood Stage
  Monday afternoon.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 20.0 feet, Minor flood stage is
  reached.

&&

Daily 7am CDT/6am CST forecast stage in feet:

 Date                Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat
(month/day)         02/26  02/27  02/28  03/01  03/02  03/03  03/04

Wild Rice River (MN)
  Hendrum           21.0   20.4   19.2   17.9   16.7   15.3   14.0


LAT...LON 4734 9683 4724 9684 4715 9673 4722 9653 4732 9656


$$




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