Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
208 AM CDT TUE AUG 30 2016

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

  Rio Grande at Castolon affecting Brewster County

.Water levels were high on the Rio Grande at Castolon but have receded
to below action stage. Levels are expected to remain below action stage
baring additional rainfall.

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 last statement.

&&

TXC043-300738-
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/CSTT2.1.ER.160829T0310Z.160829T0345Z.160829T0539Z.NO/
208 AM CDT TUE AUG 30 2016

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Rio Grande at Castolon.
* At 1AM Tuesday the stage was 12.2 feet (3.7 meters).
* Fell below flood stage at  0:39 AM Monday.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to 10.3 feet (3.1
  meters) by tomorrow morning.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 16.0 feet (4.9 meters) on
Aug 29 2016.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Tue   Tue   Wed
                                                7AM   1PM   7PM   1AM
  Castolon       13.0 15.0   12.2   Tue  1 AM   7.7  12.4   8.4   7.4

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Tue   Tue   Wed
                                                7AM   1PM   7PM   1AM
  Castolon        4.0  4.6    3.7   Tue  1 AM   2.3   3.8   2.6   2.3

&&

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


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