Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 251546
FLSBIS
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1046 AM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH
DAKOTA...

  SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER AFFECTING MCHENRY COUNTY
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR BANTRY AFFECTING MCHENRY COUNTY
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE AFFECTING BOTTINEAU COUNTY
  WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY AFFECTING MCHENRY AND BOTTINEAU
  COUNTIES
FOR THE SOURIS RIVER BASIN INCLUDING TOWNER...BANTRY...WESTHOPE...
WILLOW CITY...MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND IS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE.

.RECENT RAINS IN THE SOURIS RIVER BASIN OF NORTH DAKOTA HAVE NOT PRODUCED
MUCH RUNOFF EVEN THOUGH RUNOFF IN THE SASKATCHEWAN PORTION OF THE SOURIS
RIVER BASIN REMAINS SOMEWHAT ELEVATED FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. REGARDLESS...
SOURIS RIVER FORECAST POINTS CURRENTLY ABOVE FLOOD STAGE REMAIN IN A SLOW
BUT STEADY DOWNWARD TREND. THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER AND BANTRY WILL
FALL TO FLOOD STAGE AROUND TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY WHILE THE SOURIS RIVER
NEAR WESTHOPE WILL CONTINUE TO FALL BUT REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE UNTIL
SOMETIME PAST THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST. ELSEWHERE...WILLOW CREEK NEAR
WILLOW CITY CONTINUES ITS VERY SLOW FALL FROM RECENT HIGHS AND WILL REMAIN
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE UNTIL SOME TIME IN EARLY AUGUST. WITH ONLY MODEST
AMOUNTS OF RAIN IN THE FORECAST FOR THE COMING WEEK...THERE APPEARS TO BE
NO SIGNIFICANT RISK OF RETURNING TO RECENT HIGH WATER MARKS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


SAFETY MESSAGE...DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER TOPS THE
ROADWAY. TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN. AVOID DRIVING ON FLOODED ROADS.


&&

NDC049-291546-
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/TOWN8.2.ER.140630T1200Z.140717T1500Z.140728T1800Z.NO/
1046 AM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER.
* UNTIL LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 52.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO HAVE A MAXIMUM VALUE OF 52.9
  FEET THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 53.0 FEET...NO SIGNIFICANT FLOOD PROBLEMS.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 TOWNER       52   M    52.6   52.3   52.1   51.8   51.7


LAT...LON 4810 10087 4830 10050 4845 10047 4845 10037
      4821 10045 4807 10085



$$

NDC049-291546-
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/BANN8.2.ER.140704T2315Z.140723T1045Z.140731T0600Z.NO/
1046 AM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR BANTRY.
* UNTIL THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
* AT  9:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.1 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY
  EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 11.5 FEET...WATER BEGINS CROSSING THE ROAD SEVERAL
  HUNDRED FEET TO THE LEFT OF THE BRIDGE. NO TOWNS OR MAJOR ROADS ARE
  FLOODED.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 BANTRY       11 12.1 FRI 9 AM   12.0   11.8   11.4   11.3   11.1


LAT...LON 4875 10088 4875 10080 4852 10039 4845 10037
      4845 10047 4860 10076



$$

NDC009-291546-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0027.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WSTN8.3.ER.140630T1805Z.140706T1445Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1046 AM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT  9:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 13.9 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL REMAIN NEAR 13.9 FEET.
* IMPACT...AT 14.0 FEET...REFUGE AREA FLOODS. THE CITY OF WESTHOPE IS
  ON HIGH GROUND AND DOES NOT FLOOD. ROAD TO GAGE IS IMPASSABLE.
  ACCESS TO DAM #357 IS OK BELOW 16 FEET.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WESTHOPE     10 13.9 FRI 9 AM   13.9   13.8   13.7   13.7   13.7


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



$$

NDC009-049-291546-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0028.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WLCN8.1.ER.140703T2020Z.140713T0245Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1046 AM CDT FRI JUL 25 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT  9:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.4 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO A STAGE OF 11.2 FEET
  BY TOMORROW MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 11.5 FEET...OVERFLOW OCCURS ON LEFT BANK.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WILLOW CITY  10 11.4 FRI 9 AM   11.2   11.1   11.0   10.9   10.8


LAT...LON 4858 10055 4865 10039 4869 10002 4855 10002
      4861 10037 4854 10049



$$




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