Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
744 PM CDT Fri Oct 20 2017

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

  Rio Grande above Presidio 6WNW affecting Presidio County

.The Rio grande above Presidio has fallen below flood stage.  River
levels will continue to fall through the weekend.

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 issued for this event.

&&

TXC377-210114-
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/PIOT2.1.ER.171015T0730Z.171017T2230Z.171020T1945Z.NO/
744 PM CDT Fri Oct 20 2017

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Rio Grande above Presidio 6WNW.
* At  7PM Friday the stage was 8.9 feet (2.7 meters).
* Fell below flood stage at 14:45 PM Friday.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet (2.7 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to 8.8 feet (2.7 meters)
  by Sunday morning.
* Impact...At 9.0 feet (2.7 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and flooding between the levees occurs.  No damage to
  structures is expected.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 9.1 feet (2.8 meters) on
Oct 20 2017.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sat   Sat   Sat
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Presidio 6WNW   6.0  9.0    8.9   Fri  7 PM   8.9   8.9   8.8   8.8

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sat   Sat   Sat
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Presidio 6WNW   1.8  2.7    2.7   Fri  7 PM   2.7   2.7   2.7   2.7

&&

LAT...LON 2975 10465 2980 10451 2963 10437 2951 10446 2957 10453


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