Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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WGUS86 KOTX 241343
643 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers and lakes in
  Lake Coeur d Alene affecting Benewah and Kootenai Counties
  Spokane River at Spokane affecting Spokane County
  St Joe River at St Maries affecting Benewah County


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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 rivers and lakes. High water levels can
push logs and other large debris into the water...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.


643 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  Lake Coeur d Alene    .
* until late Tuesday night.
* At  5:30 AM Friday the stage was 2134.21 feet.
* Flood stage is 2133.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and will continue.
* Forecast...The river is expected to continue to fall to below flood
  stage by Tuesday early afternoon.


LAT...LON 4773 11694 4771 11656 4733 11667 4730 11696 4773 11694

* At 2134.4 feet...Squaw Bay Road at Neachen Bay and Blue Lake Road
  near Springston Bridge in Harrison may be flooded at this stage.
  Flooding may also occur at this stage on Black Rock Road east of
  Highway 3, Lake Road, Thompson Lake Road, Willow Creek Road and
  Evans Creek Road.
* At 2134.0 feet...Harbor Island may begin to experience minor
  flooding. Water may begin to cover Loffs Bay Road at Loffs Bay.
* At 2133.5 feet...Low areas at campground on Wolf Lodge Bay Road,
  near I-90 and Highgway 97, may begin to flood.
* At 2133.0 feet...If there are waves or boat wakes there may be some
  minor flooding of residential and commercial property around the
  lake. Flooding of lowland areas and some secondary roads adjacent
  to Route 3 is likely, including Killarney Lake Road, Bull Run Road,
  Rainey Hill Road, Medimont Road, and River Road between Highway 3
  and Tamarack Ridge Road. Loffs Bay Road at Mica Creek may also
  begin to flood.


643 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Spokane River at Spokane.
* until Friday March 31.
* At  5:45 AM Friday the stage was 28.47 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and will continue.
* Forecast...The river is expected to continue to fall to below flood
  stage by Thursday early afternoon.


LAT...LON 4761 11704 4764 11747 4775 11754 4772 11705 4761 11704

* At  29.0 feet...Flooding of Peaceful Valley, Riverfront Park, and
  the Harbor Island area is likely. Sections of Centennial Trail will
  be inundated.
* At  28.0 feet...Flooding in sections of Peaceful Valley is likely.
  Minor flooding along Upriver Drive and in the Riverpoint Industrial
  area is also possible.
* At  27.5 feet...Water will be over one lane of Upriver Drive between
  Stone and Regal Streets and encroach onto the shoulder of the road
  in other sections of Upriver Drive between Stone and Granite
* At  27.0 feet...Significant stretches of the Centennial Trail
  between Mission Avenue and Greene Street will be inundated. Minor
  flooding will occur along the river`s edge in Peaceful Valley Park
  and in the yards of homes at the east end of Water Street. The
  River may back up through storm drains onto Main Street near its
  intersection with Elm Street in Peaceful Valley. Minor flooding of
  low lying areas along the Spokane River Valley will occur.
* At  25.4 feet...Sections of the Centennial Trail along Upriver
  Drive, between Mission Avenue and Greene Street, will be covered in
  water. Water will be at the trail`s edge in several locations along
  this same stretch.


643 AM PDT FRI MAR 24 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The St Joe River at St Maries.
* until further notice.
* At  6:30 AM Friday the stage was 35.61 feet.
* Flood stage is 32.50 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and will continue.
* Forecast...The river level is expected to remain near 35.6
  feet this morning then begin falling.


LAT...LON 4701 11627 4717 11663 4728 11668 4740 11665 4735 11632

* At  36.0 feet...Extensive lowland flooding is likely. Some
  sections of the St Joe River Road may be inundated. Water will be
  up to some homes in the trailer park on St Maries River Road.
  Water will approach the flood gates in the levee at the Aqua
* At  35.0 feet...Water will be up to Aqua Avenue in St Maries.
* At  33.0 feet...Water may be over St Joe City Road.
* At  32.5 feet...Minor flooding will occur throughout the low lying
  areas of the St Joe Valley. Water will be observed behind levees
  due to seepage. Minor flooding of the Aqua Park along the river`s
  edge. Outbuildings along the river that are not behind levees may
  be flooded.


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