Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
338 PM CST MON JAN 16 2017

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

  Rio Grande at Candelaria 3N affecting Presidio COUNTY

.The Rio grande at Candelaria has dropped below flood stage.  No
further rises are expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists are urged to heed flood warnings, and exercise caution if
traveling through this area.  Vehicle-related fatalities are the
number one source of flood fatalities in West Texas and New Mexico.
If you encounter a flooded stretch of roadway, do not attempt to
cross it.  You and your vehicle could be swept downstream in rushing
floodwaters.  Turn around, don`t drown!

River levels are high.  Ranchers and farmers should move livestock
and machinery out of flood-prone areas if time permits.

Keep in mind that any additional rainfall across the area could
significantly change the present forecast stage.

Additional information is available at:  www.weather.gov/midland

This will be the final statement issued for this event.

&&

TXC377-162208-
/O.CAN.KMAF.FL.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170117T1800Z/
/CDET2.3.ER.170115T0517Z.170115T0600Z.170116T1208Z.NR/
338 PM CST MON JAN 16 2017

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Rio Grande at Candelaria 3N.
* At  3PM Monday the stage was 8.0 feet (2.4 meters).
* Fell below flood stage at  6:08 AM Monday.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet (2.6 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to 7.6 feet (2.3 meters)
  by tomorrow morning.
* Impact...At 7.5 feet (2.3 meters), the river reaches bankfull, and
  no significant damage is expected.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 8.7 feet (2.7 meters) on
Oct 11 2016.

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Tue   Tue   Tue
                                                7PM   1AM   7AM   1PM
  Candelaria 3N   7.5  8.5    8.0   Mon  3 PM   7.8   7.7   7.6   7.5

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Tue   Tue   Tue
                                                7PM   1AM   7AM   1PM
  Candelaria 3N   2.3  2.6    2.4   Mon  3 PM   2.4   2.3   2.3   2.3

&&

LAT...LON 3057 10504 3069 10492 3022 10463 2980 10451 2975 10465


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