Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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WGUS83 KFSD 041452
FLSFSD
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
952 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

...The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in Iowa...

  Ocheyedan River Near Spencer

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South
Dakota...Iowa...

  Vermillion River Near Wakonda
  Big Sioux River At Hawarden
  Big Sioux River At Akron
  Little Sioux River Near Milford
  Little Sioux River Above Spencer
  Little Sioux River At Spencer
  Little Sioux River At Cherokee
  Little Sioux River At Linn Grove

.The following river forecasts include forecast precipitation through
tonight. Any additional future rains could affect the crest
forecasts.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Do not drive cars through flooded areas. the water
depth and road condition may be unsafe.

Additional information is available at

http://www.water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=fsd

Stay tuned for further updates by listening to NOAA weather radio...
or your local radio and TV stations.

The next scheduled statement will be issued tomorrow morning.

&&

SDC027-051852-
/O.EXT.KFSD.FL.W.0015.000000T0000Z-160507T0502Z/
/WKAS2.2.ER.000000T0000Z.160502T1420Z.160506T0502Z.NO/
952 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Vermillion River Near Wakonda.
* until late Friday night.
* At 09AM Wednesday the stage was 16.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  Friday May 06.
* At stages near 16.5 feet...Water reaches the bottom of the bridge
on 461st Avenue northeast of Colfax Corner, and major flooding of
agricultural land south of Davis begins.

&&

LAT...LON 4310 9703 4310 9694 4291 9690 4291 9701
          4295 9700 4300 9704

$$

IAC041-059-051852-
/O.CON.KFSD.FL.W.0014.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/MIFI4.2.ER.160428T0912Z.160503T1315Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
952 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Little Sioux River Near Milford.
* until further notice.
* At 09AM Wednesday the stage was 13.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* At stages near 14.0 feet...Significant amounts of pasture and other
farm lands begin to flood.

&&

LAT...LON 4350 9533 4350 9526 4334 9519 4334 9516
          4328 9517 4329 9524

$$

IAC041-059-051852-
/O.EXT.KFSD.FL.W.0016.000000T0000Z-160506T1500Z/
/LSSI4.1.ER.000000T0000Z.160502T1400Z.160506T0900Z.UU/
952 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Little Sioux River Above Spencer.
* until Friday morning.
* At 09AM Wednesday the stage was 11.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  Friday May 06.
* At stages near 10.0 feet...Minor flooding of agricultural lands
begins.

&&

LAT...LON 4329 9524 4328 9517 4324 9523 4315 9512
          4315 9518 4324 9529

$$

IAC041-051852-
/O.EXT.KFSD.FL.W.0007.000000T0000Z-160509T0300Z/
/SPWI4.1.ER.160427T2052Z.160502T1215Z.160508T0300Z.NO/
952 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Little Sioux River At Spencer.
* until Sunday evening.
* At 09AM Wednesday the stage was 12.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  Saturday May 07.

&&

LAT...LON 4315 9518 4315 9512 4315 9505 4299 9503
          4302 9510 4310 9510

$$

IAC021-041-051852-
/O.CON.KFSD.FL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/LNNI4.2.ER.160426T0325Z.160503T0445Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
952 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Little Sioux River At Linn Grove.
* until further notice.
* At 09AM Wednesday the stage was 19.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will hold nearly steady for the next day or two
  and then begin to fall slowly.
* At stages near 20.0 feet...Significant flooding of agricultural
land begins along this entire stretch of the river.

&&

LAT...LON 4302 9510 4299 9503 4287 9512 4288 9536
          4296 9543 4293 9520

$$

IAC035-051852-
/O.EXT.KFSD.FL.W.0009.000000T0000Z-160509T0600Z/
/CHKI4.1.ER.160428T1151Z.160504T0100Z.160508T0600Z.NO/
952 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Little Sioux River At Cherokee.
* until late Sunday night.
* At 09AM Wednesday the stage was 19.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  Sunday May 08.
* At stages near 19.0 feet...The north bank of the river overflows.

&&

LAT...LON 4296 9543 4291 9539 4265 9557 4256 9569
          4256 9578 4270 9564

$$

IAC167-SDC083-127-051548-
/O.EXT.KFSD.FL.W.0010.000000T0000Z-160505T1548Z/
/HAWI4.1.ER.160429T1203Z.160503T0000Z.160504T1548Z.NO/
952 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Big Sioux River At Hawarden.
* until Thursday morning.
* At 09AM Wednesday the stage was 15.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  this evening.
* At stages near 15.0 feet...Agricultural flooding begins on the
South Dakota side of the river.

&&

LAT...LON 4303 9654 4303 9647 4296 9645 4296 9657


$$

IAC149-SDC127-051852-
/O.EXT.KFSD.FL.W.0011.000000T0000Z-160506T2125Z/
/AKRI4.2.ER.160429T1515Z.160504T0015Z.160505T2125Z.NO/
952 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Big Sioux River At Akron.
* until Friday afternoon.
* At 09AM Wednesday the stage was 18.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  Thursday May 05.
* At stages near 17.0 feet...About 6500 acres of farm land are
flooded.

&&

LAT...LON 4296 9657 4296 9645 4286 9652 4273 9648
          4273 9669 4277 9667

$$

IAC041-041522-
/O.CAN.KFSD.FL.W.0012.000000T0000Z-160505T0900Z/
/SPOI4.2.ER.160428T1205Z.160502T0115Z.160504T1000Z.NO/
952 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  The Ocheyedan River Near Spencer.
* At 08AM Wednesday the stage was 7.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Recent activity...The river fell below flood stage at 5 AM
  Wednesday.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to 7.2 feet by 7 AM
  Thursday.
* At stages near 8.0 feet...Minor flooding of pasture land begins.

&&

LAT...LON 4318 9540 4318 9533 4315 9520 4313 9513
          4312 9524 4315 9540

$$

&&
LOCATION FLOOD  LATEST OBSERVED  RECENT OBSERVED
         STAGE  STAGE  TIME      CREST TIME

VERMILLION RIVER
WKAS2    14.0   16.35 Wed 9 AM    16.6  Sun May 01

LITTLE SIOUX RIVER
MIFI4    12.0   13.67 Wed 9 AM    14.0  Tue May 03
LSSI4    10.0   10.99 Wed 9 AM    11.1  Mon May 02
SPWI4    10.0   12.30 Wed 9 AM    13.1  Mon May 02
LNNI4    18.0   19.89 Wed 9 AM    20.2  Mon May 02
CHKI4    17.0   19.73 Wed 9 AM    19.8  Tue May 03

BIG SIOUX RIVER
HAWI4    15.0   15.14 Wed 9 AM    16.5  Mon May 02
AKRI4    16.0   17.96 Wed 9 AM    18.2  Tue May 03

OCHEYEDAN RIVER
SPOI4     8.0    7.87 Wed 9 AM     9.7  Sun May 01

MG



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