Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 261752
FLSBIS
Flood Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1252 PM CDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North
Dakota...
  Souris River near Foxholm affecting Ward County
  Souris River near Towner affecting McHenry County

For the Souris River Basin including Foxholm...Minor flooding is
occurring...and is expected to continue.

For the Souris River River Basin including Towner...Minor
flooding is occurring...With Moderate flooding forecast.

. Lake Darling outflows are holding at 1200 cubic feet per second.
As melt progresses additional changes are likely. Any changes are
highly dependent on observed and forecast temperatures and timing
of local runoff to maintain target flow of 2000 cubic feet per
second at Minot.

. Increased outflows from Lake Darling and snowmelt runoff from
local areas below Lake Darling is reaching the Towner area. There
is still a good amount of ice in the reach, which adds uncertainty
to the timing of the flow as it moves further downstream. Ice jams
may form as ice breaks up and moves through the system.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Do not drive into areas where water tops the
roadway. Turn around...Don`t drown. Avoid driving on flooded roads.

&&

NDC101-272352-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/FOXN8.1.DR.000000T0000Z.170326T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1252 PM CDT SUN MAR 26 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Foxholm.
* until further notice.
* At 12:15 PM Sunday the stage was 1573 feet.
* Flood stage is 1573 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 1573 feet by this
  afternoon. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact...At 1575 feet...Rural flooding begins.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED                  FORECASTS (1PM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME       Mon     Tue     Wed     Thu     Fri

Souris River Basin
 Foxholm      1573 1573.2 Sun 12 PM  1573.2  1573.2  1573.2  1573.2  1573.2


LAT...LON 4845 10159 4845 10155 4843 10151 4828 10140
      4827 10142 4837 10152

$$

NDC049-272352-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/TOWN8.2.DR.000000T0000Z.170401T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NR/
1252 PM CDT SUN MAR 26 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Towner.
* until further notice.
* At  8:00 AM Sunday the stage was 1456 feet.
* Flood stage is 1454 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 1456 feet by
  Friday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact...At 1456 feet...Secondary roads become covered with water.
  Farmers on the right side of the river looking downstream will be
  affected but little damage. Water bypasses gauge at this height.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED                 FORECASTS (1PM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME      Mon     Tue     Wed     Thu     Fri

Souris River Basin
 Towner       1454 1455.6 Sun 8 AM  1455.6  1455.6  1455.7  1455.9  1456.2


LAT...LON 4810 10087 4830 10050 4845 10047 4845 10037
      4821 10045 4807 10085

$$

KS


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