Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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WGUS86 KOTX 282002
102 PM PDT Sun May 28 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers and lakes in
  Okanogan River near Tonasket AFFECTING Okanogan County

Warm temperatures will persist through the middle of the week
leading to more snow melt and increasing river levels. Moderate
flooding is possible by midweek.


Additional information is available at:

The spring snow melt runoff in lakes and rivers is dangerously cold
and can be life threatening for those that come into contact with the
water. Take appropriate precautions.

Be aware of large debris in the river. High water levels can push
logs and other large debris into the river...increasing the danger to
people and boats.

Never drive cars...Trucks or sport utility vehicles through flooded
areas. The water may be too deep to allow for safe passage. As little
as one foot of water on the road can move most vehicles off the road.


102 PM PDT Sun May 28 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Okanogan River near Tonasket.
* until further notice.
* At 12:15 PM Sunday the stage was 15.72 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is possible
  by the middle of the week.
* Forecast...The river is expected to continue to rise above
  17 feet by Friday afternoon...Then begin falling.


LAT...LON 4895 11945 4893 11932 4825 11951 4832 11968 4895 11945

* At  17.0 feet...Low lying fields and pasture land in the flood plain
  along the Okanogan river valley, from Oroville to Okanogan, will be
  flooded. Some homes near the river in Okanogan may experience some
  basement flooding from seepage. Water will be between the railroad
  and Highway 97 near Cordell, south of Oroville. Water will be
  against the shoulder of Omak River Road across from Wanacut Creek.
* At  16.0 feet...Pasture land between Rodeo Track Road and Benton
  Street, on the east side of the river near Omak, will begin to
* At  15.0 feet...Minor flooding of low-lying areas is likely between
  Oroville and Tonasket.


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