Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
219 PM CDT Sun Sep 24 2017

...The National Weather Service in Midland has issued a flood warning
for the following rivers in Texas...

  Rio Grande at Boquillas-Rio Grande Village affecting Brewster
  County

Heavy rain from yesterday evening and overnight had brought the
river levels above flood stage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists are urged to heed flood warnings, and exercise caution if
traveling through this area.  Vehicle-related fatalities are the
number one source of flood fatalities in West Texas and New Mexico.
If you encounter a flooded stretch of roadway, do not attempt to
cross it.  You and your vehicle could be swept downstream in rushing
floodwaters.  Turn around, don`t drown!

River levels are high.  Ranchers and farmers should move livestock
and machinery out of flood-prone areas if time permits.

Keep in mind that any additional rainfall across the area could
significantly change the present forecast stage.

Additional information is available at:  www.weather.gov/midland

The next statement will be issued this evening.

&&

TXC043-251119-
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/BOQT2.1.ER.170924T1731Z.170924T2100Z.170925T0000Z.NO/
219 PM CDT Sun Sep 24 2017

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande at Boquillas-Rio Grande Village.
* until Tuesday morning, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  2PM Sunday the stage was 13.4 feet (4.1 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet (4.0 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 13.8 feet (4.2
  meters) by late this afternoon.  The river will fall below flood
  stage this evening.
* Impact...At 13.0 feet (4.0 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage.  Water reaches the water pumps maintained by the park
  service that are used to water the campgrounds and to provide water
  to the employee living quarters.  It may be necessary for park
  personnel to remove the pumps.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.9 feet (4.2 meters) on
Aug 19 2016.

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Boquillas-Rio  12.0 13.0   13.4   Sun  2 PM   8.9   5.3   5.2   5.1

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Boquillas-Rio   3.7  4.0    4.1   Sun  2 PM   2.7   1.6   1.6   1.6

&&

LAT...LON 2896 10305 2915 10312 2940 10294 2931 10279 2912 10292


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