Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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WGUS83 KFSD 282022
FLSFSD
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
322 PM CDT THU APR 28 2016

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Iowa...
South Dakota...

  Big Sioux River At Hawarden
  Big Sioux River At Akron
  Ocheyedan River Near Spencer
  Little Sioux River Near Milford
  Little Sioux River Above Spencer
  Little Sioux River At Spencer
  Little Sioux River At Linn Grove
  Little Sioux River At Cherokee

.The following river forecasts include forecast precipitation through
tonight. Any additional future rains could affect the crest
forecasts.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Do not drive cars through flooded areas. the water
depth and road condition may be unsafe.

Additional information is available at

http://www.water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=fsd

Stay tuned for further updates by listening to NOAA weather radio...
or your local radio and TV stations.

The next scheduled statement will be issued tomorrow morning.

&&

IAC167-SDC083-127-300022-
/O.EXT.KFSD.FL.W.0010.160429T1600Z-160503T1000Z/
/HAWI4.1.ER.160429T1600Z.160430T1800Z.160502T1000Z.NO/
322 PM CDT THU APR 28 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Big Sioux River At Hawarden.
* from Friday morning to late Monday night.
* At 09AM Thursday the stage was 12.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by 11 AM Friday and crest near
  16.1 feet by Saturday April 30. The river will fall below flood
  stage by Monday May 02.
* At stages near 15.0 feet...Agricultural flooding begins on the
South Dakota side of the river.

&&

LAT...LON 4303 9654 4303 9647 4296 9645 4296 9657


$$

IAC149-SDC127-300022-
/O.EXT.KFSD.FL.W.0011.160430T1400Z-160503T0651Z/
/AKRI4.1.ER.160430T1400Z.160501T0600Z.160502T0651Z.NO/
322 PM CDT THU APR 28 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Big Sioux River At Akron.
* from Saturday morning to late Monday night.
* At 03PM Thursday the stage was 13.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by 9 AM Saturday and crest near
  16.6 feet by Sunday May 01. The river will fall below flood stage by
  Monday May 02.
* At stages near 17.0 feet...About 6500 acres of farm land are
flooded.

&&

LAT...LON 4296 9657 4296 9645 4286 9652 4273 9648
          4273 9669 4277 9667

$$

IAC041-300022-
/O.EXT.KFSD.FL.W.0012.000000T0000Z-160502T1800Z/
/SPOI4.1.ER.160428T1205Z.160429T1200Z.160501T1800Z.NO/
322 PM CDT THU APR 28 2016

...Flood Warning extended until 1 PM Monday...
The Flood Warning continues for
  The Ocheyedan River Near Spencer.
* until Monday afternoon.
* At 02PM Thursday the stage was 8.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Recent activity...The river rose above flood stage on Thursday
  April 28.
* Forecast...The river will crest near 9.2 feet by Friday April 29.
  The river will fall below flood stage Sunday May 01.
* At stages near 9.5 feet...Significant amounts of pasture and other
farm land begin flooding.

&&

LAT...LON 4318 9540 4318 9533 4315 9520 4313 9513
          4312 9524 4315 9540

$$

IAC041-059-300022-
/O.CON.KFSD.FL.W.0014.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/MIFI4.1.ER.160428T0912Z.160428T1915Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
322 PM CDT THU APR 28 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Little Sioux River Near Milford.
* until further notice.
* At 02PM Thursday the stage was 12.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Recent activity...The river rose above flood stage on Thursday
  April 28.
* At stages near 12.0 feet...Minor flooding of low lying agricultural
lands begins.

&&

LAT...LON 4350 9533 4350 9526 4334 9519 4334 9516
          4328 9517 4329 9524

$$

IAC041-059-292100-
/O.EXT.KFSD.FL.W.0013.000000T0000Z-160429T2100Z/
/LSSI4.1.ER.160428T1422Z.160429T0000Z.160429T1500Z.UU/
322 PM CDT THU APR 28 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Little Sioux River Above Spencer.
* until Friday afternoon.
* At 02PM Thursday the stage was 10.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Recent activity...The river rose above flood stage on Thursday
  April 28.
* Forecast...The river will crest near 10.2 feet by Thursday April
  28. The river will fall below flood stage Friday April 29.
* At stages near 10.0 feet...Minor flooding of agricultural lands
begins.

&&

LAT...LON 4329 9524 4328 9517 4324 9523 4315 9512
          4315 9518 4324 9529

$$

IAC041-300022-
/O.CON.KFSD.FL.W.0007.000000T0000Z-160503T1200Z/
/SPWI4.1.ER.160427T2052Z.160429T1200Z.160502T1200Z.NO/
322 PM CDT THU APR 28 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Little Sioux River At Spencer.
* until Tuesday morning.
* At 02PM Thursday the stage was 11.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Recent activity...The river rose above flood stage on Wednesday
  April 27.
* Forecast...The river will crest near 12.0 feet by Friday April 29.
  The river will fall below flood stage Monday May 02.

&&

LAT...LON 4315 9518 4315 9512 4315 9505 4299 9503
          4302 9510 4310 9510

$$

IAC021-041-300021-
/O.CON.KFSD.FL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/LNNI4.1.ER.160426T0325Z.160502T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
322 PM CDT THU APR 28 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Little Sioux River At Linn Grove.
* until further notice.
* At 03PM Thursday the stage was 18.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will crest near 19.2 feet by Monday May 02
  then begin falling.
* At stages near 18.5 feet...The city park in Sioux Rapids is
flooded.

&&

LAT...LON 4302 9510 4299 9503 4287 9512 4288 9536
          4296 9543 4293 9520

$$

IAC035-300021-
/O.EXT.KFSD.FL.W.0009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/CHKI4.1.ER.160428T1151Z.160429T0600Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
322 PM CDT THU APR 28 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Little Sioux River At Cherokee.
* until further notice.
* At 02PM Thursday the stage was 17.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Recent activity...The river rose above flood stage on Thursday
  April 28.
* Forecast...The river will crest near 18.0 feet by Friday April 29
  then begin falling.
* At stages near 18.0 feet...Cherokee city park begins to flood on
the south bank of the river.

&&

LAT...LON 4296 9543 4291 9539 4265 9557 4256 9569
          4256 9578 4270 9564

$$

&&
LOCATION FLOOD  LATEST OBSERVED  MAXIMUM FORECAST  RECENT OBSERVED
         STAGE  STAGE  TIME      STAGE  TIME       CREST TIME

BIG SIOUX RIVER
HAWI4    15.0   12.23 Thu 9 AM    16.1  Sat 1 PM
AKRI4    16.0   13.85 Thu 3 PM    16.6  Sun 1 AM

OCHEYEDAN RIVER
SPOI4     8.0    8.59 Thu 3 PM     9.2  Fri 7 AM

LITTLE SIOUX RIVER
MIFI4    12.0   12.42 Thu 2 PM                      12.4  Thu Apr 28
LSSI4    10.0   10.17 Thu 2 PM    10.2  Thu 7 PM
SPWI4    10.0   11.20 Thu 2 PM    12.0  Fri 7 AM
LNNI4    18.0   18.59 Thu 3 PM    19.2  Sun 7 PM
CHKI4    17.0   17.74 Thu 2 PM    18.0  Fri 1 AM

MG



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