Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
504 PM MDT MON MAY 25 2015

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SHERIDAN WY-
504 PM MDT MON MAY 25 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 230 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
SOUTHEASTERN SHERIDAN COUNTY...

SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IS EXPECTED ON THE POWDER RIVER IN
SOUTHEASTERN SHERIDAN COUNTY...INCLUDING AT ARVADA...FROM LATE
TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO GET HIGHER THAN
IT HAS AT ANY POINT SINCE THE LATE 1970S. THE POWDER RIVER NEAR
ARVADA WILL LIKELY RISE TO A CREST BETWEEN 12 AND 14 FEET BY
TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE RECORD RIVER LEVEL AT ARVADA IS
16.90 FEET...SET IN 1978.

EXPECT THE RIVER CHANNEL TO FILL WITH WATER AND SPILL OUT OF ITS
BANKS IN PLACES...FLOODING FARMLAND AND POSSIBLY CAUSING PROPERTY
DAMAGE.

THIS FLOODING IS BEING CAUSED BY HEAVY RAIN THAT FELL UPSTREAM OVER
CENTRAL WYOMING THIS PAST WEEKEND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE CATTLE AND FARM EQUIPMENT TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. PREPARE
FOR RAPIDLY RISING WATER AND FLOODING NEAR THE POWDER RIVER. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 4473 10615 4488 10610 4495 10603 4486 10602
      4476 10605 4456 10606 4456 10617

$$

CJS



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