Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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228 PM CDT SAT AUG 27 2016

...The National Weather Service in Midland has issued a flood warning
for the following rivers in Texas...

  Rio Grande at Castolon affecting Brewster County

.Recent heavy rains in the area have resulted in water flowing into
the drainage basins running into the Rio Grande. This has contributed
to water rising above flood stage at Castolon on the Rio Grande. Water
levels are expected to decrease below flood stage tonight and below
action stage by tomorrow morning provided that additional rainfall
does not occur.


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

The next statement will be issued this evening or tonight.


228 PM CDT SAT AUG 27 2016

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande at Castolon.
* until Monday morning, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  1PM Saturday the stage was 15.4 feet (4.7 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 15.7 feet (4.8
  meters) by this evening.  The river will fall below flood stage
* Impact...At 15.0 feet (4.6 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and lowland flooding begins.  The river begins to flood the
  road between Santa Elena Canyon and Cottonwood Campground in Big
  Bend National Park.  The river begins to flood the parking lot at
  Santa Elena Canyon, and cut off the nature trail into the canyon.
  Campers in Cottonwood Campground need to prepare for possible

This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.7 feet (4.8 meters) on
Oct 13 2012.


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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sun   Sun   Sun
                                                7PM   1AM   7AM   1PM
  Castolon       13.0 15.0   15.4   Sat  1 PM  15.7  14.4   8.6   7.0

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sun   Sun   Sun
                                                7PM   1AM   7AM   1PM
  Castolon        4.0  4.6    4.7   Sat  1 PM   4.8   4.4   2.6   2.1


LAT...LON 2909 10366 2923 10358 2920 10349 2912 10340 2900 10349


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