Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1005 AM PDT Tue May 23 2017

...Forecast Flooding Changed from Minor to Moderate Severity for the
following rivers and lakes in Washington...
  Okanogan River near Tonasket AFFECTING Okanogan County

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Additional information is available at:
http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=otx

The spring snow melt runoff in lakes and rivers is dangerously cold
and can be life threatening for those that come into contact with the
water. Take appropriate precautions.

Be aware of large debris in the river. High water levels can push
logs and other large debris into the river...increasing the danger to
people and boats.

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1005 AM PDT Tue May 23 2017

...Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity...
The Flood Warning continues for
 The Okanogan River near Tonasket.
* until further notice.
* At  9:15 AM Tuesday the stage was 15.02 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river is epected to continue to rise to near 17.4
  feet by late Friday morning ...Then slowly fall but remain
  above flood stage through the weekend.

&&

LAT...LON 4895 11945 4893 11932 4825 11951 4832 11968 4895 11945

* At  17.5 feet...Water will be behind the levee due to seepage,
  flooding the Motocross track downstream of the City of Okanogan.
* At  17.0 feet...Low lying fields and pasture land in the flood plain
  along the Okanogan river valley, from Oroville to Okanogan, will be
  flooded. Some homes near the river in Okanogan may experience some
  basement flooding from seepage. Water will be between the railroad
  and Highway 97 near Cordell, south of Oroville. Water will be
  against the shoulder of Omak River Road across from Wanacut Creek.
* At  16.0 feet...Pasture land between Rodeo Track Road and Benton
  Street, on the east side of the river near Omak, will begin to
  flood.
* At  15.0 feet...Minor flooding of low-lying areas is likely between
  Oroville and Tonasket.

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