Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 221956
Flood Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
256 PM CDT Mon May 22 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North

  Souris River near Westhope affecting Bottineau County
For the Souris River Basin including Westhope...Minor flooding is
occurring and is expected to continue.

. The Souris River near Westhope will remain above flood stage until
near the end of the week. Current forecasts suggest this last remaining
stretch of high water will fall below flood stage on Saturday.


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.


256 PM CDT Mon May 22 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Westhope.
* until Saturday evening.
* At  2:00 PM Monday the stage was 1415 feet.
* Flood stage is 1414 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  Saturday morning.
* Impact...At 1414 feet...Water is almost valley-wide. The area
  flooded is grass covered and no buildings are affected.


             FLD  OBSERVED          FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME      Tue     Wed     Thu     Fri     Sat

Souris River Basin
 Westhope     1414 1414.6 Mon 2 PM  1414.5  1414.4  1414.3  1414.1  1414.0

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


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