River Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
601 AM MDT Thu May 11 2017

3 to 7 inches of rainfall have occurred over much of northwest
Kansas along and south of Interstate 70. Rainfall will continue
across much of this area into early this afternoon. All
this rainfall is expected to drain into the Smoky Hill River.

The Smoky Hill River 22 miles south of Oakley has risen since
last night. The river forecast center has forecast the river
will rise to just above 8 feet by late this afternoon. This is still
near a foot below flood stage. However, if the rainfall is slower to
leave it is possible that the river could rise above flood stage.

Residents that live near the Smoky Hill River are urged to monitor
the latest forecasts for this river, and be prepared for possible
flooding.

Safety message...Stay tuned to developments by listening to noaa all
hazards radio...your local radio or tv station...or cable television.

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                   Fld   Observed             Forecast 7am
Location           Stg   Stg   Day  Time      Thu    Fri    Sat

Smoky Hill River
  Oakley             9   5.6   Thu  5:30 AM   6.1    8.1    6.3


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Buller




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