Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
749 PM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Texas..
  Rio Grande at Presidio International Bridge affecting Presidio
  County
  Rio Grande below Presidio 5SE affecting Presidio County

Runoff from recent heavy rainfall, and releases from Luis Leon
Reservoir in Mexico, has resulted in minor flooding along the
Rio Grande at the International Bridge gauge, and 5SE of Presidio
gauge.  The Rio Grande is expected to remain in minor flood at
both of these locations through Wednesday.  Other sites along
the Rio Grande may go above flood stage due to releases from
Luis Leon. Interested parties along the Rio Grande should
stay tuned for later statements.

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

The next statement will be issued Tuesday morning.

&&

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749 PM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Rio Grande at Presidio International Bridge.
* until further notice, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  7PM Monday the stage was 17.4 feet (5.3 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.5 feet (4.7 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 17.5 feet (5.3
  meters) by after midnight tomorrow then begin falling.
* Impact...At 15.5 feet (4.7 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 15.7 feet (4.8 meters) on
Aug 18 2017.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Tue   Tue   Tue
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Presidio Inter 12.0 15.5   17.4   Mon  7 PM  17.5  17.5  17.5  17.5

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Tue   Tue   Tue
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Presidio Inter  3.7  4.7    5.3   Mon  7 PM   5.3   5.3   5.3   5.3

&&

LAT...LON 2951 10446 2963 10437 2961 10430 2945 10435 2949 10443


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749 PM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Rio Grande below Presidio 5SE.
* until further notice, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  7PM Monday the stage was 8.6 feet (2.6 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet (2.7 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by after midnight tomorrow and
  continue to rise to near 10.3 feet (3.1 meters) by Saturday early
  afternoon.  Additional rises are possible thereafter.
* Impact...At 11.0 feet (3.4 meters), minor flooding continues along
  the river.  Irrigation pumps may need to be removed.  No threats to
  residences or other structures are known to occur.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 9.7 feet (3.0 meters) on
Jul 23 2017.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Tue   Tue   Tue
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Presidio 5SE    8.0  9.0    8.6   Mon  7 PM   9.0   9.2   9.3   9.3

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Tue   Tue   Tue
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Presidio 5SE    2.4  2.7    2.6   Mon  7 PM   2.7   2.8   2.8   2.8

&&

LAT...LON 2945 10435 2961 10430 2959 10425 2937 10394 2923 10401


$$




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