Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
948 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

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

  Pecos River near Malaga 3ESE affecting Eddy County
  Pecos River at Malaga 10S affecting Eddy...Loving and Reeves
  Counties
...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in New
Mexico...

  Pecos River near Artesia 6E affecting Eddy County
  Pecos River below Carlsbad 2E, below Dark Canyon affecting Eddy
  County
  Dark Canyon Draw at Dark Canyon Carlsbad affecting Eddy County
  Black River above Black River Malaga 5W affecting Eddy County

.The heavy rain is coming to an and runoff will be decreasing.
Elevated stages will continue for much of Pecos river as the bulk
of the water moves downstream.

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

&&

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848 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

...Flood Warning extended until Thursday evening...The Flood Warning
continues for
  the Pecos River near Artesia 6E.
* from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday evening, or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* Flood stage is 12.5 feet (3.8 meters).
* Impact...At 13.5 feet (4.1 meters), the river reaches the floor of
  the instrument shelter.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) on
Jul 18 1991.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Artesia 6E     12.0 12.5      M   M          13.9  13.0  10.2   8.7

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Artesia 6E      3.7  3.8      M   M           4.2   4.0   3.1   2.7

&&

LAT...LON 3297 10443 3297 10423 3285 10425 3265 10423 3264 10443


$$

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/CPDN5.1.ER.140923T0511Z.140923T0600Z.140923T0708Z.NO/
948 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

...Flood Warning extended until Tuesday afternoon...The Flood Warning
continues for
  the Pecos River below Carlsbad 2E, below Dark Canyon.
* until Tuesday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8PM Monday the stage was 8.0 feet (2.4 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet (4.3 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by after midnight tomorrow and
  continue to rise to near 15.4 feet (4.7 meters) by after midnight
  tomorrow.  The river will fall below flood stage by after midnight
  tomorrow.
* Impact...At 14.0 feet (4.3 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and begins flooding area farmland, mainly downstream.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 18.5 feet (5.6 meters) on
Sep 22 2014.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Carlsbad 2E, b 12.0 14.0    8.0   Mon  8 PM   4.3   3.3   2.5   2.0

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Carlsbad 2E, b  3.7  4.3    2.4   Mon  8 PM   1.3   1.0   0.8   0.6

&&

LAT...LON 3243 10433 3252 10419 3236 10399 3225 10412 3236 10428


$$

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948 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Pecos River near Malaga 3ESE.
* At  9PM Monday the stage was 16.1 feet (4.9 meters).
* Flood stage is 30.0 feet (9.1 meters).
* Forecast...The river crested below flood stage at 25.4 feet (feet
  meters).  The river will fall to 9.8 feet (3.0 meters) by .

This crest compares to a previous crest of 22.1 feet (6.7 meters) on
Sep 19 2014.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Malaga 3ESE    29.0 30.0   16.1   Mon  9 PM   9.8   8.1   7.1   6.3

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Malaga 3ESE     8.8  9.1    4.9   Mon  9 PM   3.0   2.5   2.2   1.9

&&

LAT...LON 3225 10412 3236 10399 3226 10392 3211 10395 3213 10412


$$

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948 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Pecos River at Malaga 10S.
* At  8PM Monday the stage was 16.6 feet (5.1 meters).
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet (6.1 meters).
* Forecast...The river will crest below flood stage at 18.4 feet (5.6
  meters) tomorrow evening.
* Impact...At 20.0 feet (6.1 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and no significant damage is expected.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 21.7 feet (6.6 meters) on
Sep 19 2014.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Malaga 10S     19.0 20.0   16.6   Mon  8 PM  13.9   8.8   7.7   7.4

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Malaga 10S      5.8  6.1    5.1   Mon  8 PM   4.2   2.7   2.3   2.3

&&

LAT...LON 3213 10412 3211 10395 3205 10392 3203 10410 3207 10411


$$

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848 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

...Flood Warning extended until Tuesday afternoon...The Flood Warning
continues for
  the Dark Canyon Draw at Dark Canyon Carlsbad.
* until Tuesday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8PM Monday the stage was 9.4 feet (2.9 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by tonight and continue to rise
  to near 16.6 feet (5.1 meters) by after midnight tomorrow.  The
  river will fall below flood stage by after midnight tomorrow.
* Impact...At 18.0 feet (5.5 meters), the canyon reaches moderate
  flood stage.  A few residences and businesses nearest to the bank
  near the U.S. Highway 285 bridge (Canal Street) in Carlsbad begin
  to flood.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 17.9 feet (5.4 meters) on
Sep 12 2013.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Dark Canyon Ca  9.0 15.0    9.4   Mon  8 PM   6.1   5.5   5.0   4.4

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Dark Canyon Ca  2.7  4.6    2.9   Mon  8 PM   1.9   1.7   1.5   1.3

&&

LAT...LON 3200 10485 3227 10485 3243 10457 3249 10418 3237 10400


$$

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948 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

...Flood Warning extended until Tuesday afternoon...The Flood Warning
continues for
  the Black River above Black River Malaga 5W.
* until Tuesday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8PM Monday the stage was 1.8 feet (0.6 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet (5.5 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by after midnight tomorrow and
  continue to rise to near 18.1 feet (5.5 meters) by after midnight
  tomorrow.  The river will fall below flood stage by after midnight
  tomorrow.
* Impact...At 18.0 feet (5.5 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and area rangeland continues flooding.  Low water crossings
  and other low-lying areas along nearby roads are flooded.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 18.1 feet (5.5 meters) on
Sep 19 2014.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Black River Ma 12.0 18.0    1.8   Mon  8 PM   1.3   1.0   0.6   0.5

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Black River Ma  3.7  5.5    0.6   Mon  8 PM   0.4   0.3   0.2   0.2

&&

LAT...LON 3195 10485 3212 10485 3237 10402 3221 10403 3195 10452


$$



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