Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1111 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Oregon...

  North Fork Coquille River near Myrtle Point affecting Coos County...
  South Fork Coquille River at Myrtle Point affecting Coos County...
  Coquille River at Coquille affecting Coos County...
  Umpqua River near Elkton affecting Douglas County...

.The North and South Forks of the Coquille River have both crested at
Myrtle Point. The Coquille River at Coquille and the Umpqua River
near Elkton continue to rise.

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1111 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Coquille River at Coquille.
* At 10:30 PM Sunday the stage was 23.9 feet.
* Flood Stage is 21.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river is forecast to crest at 25.98 feet around
  5 AM PST Monday morning.
* Impact...At 25.0 feet...Some homes are flooded along and near the
  Coquille River. Roads are flooded in spots in low-lying areas near
  the Coquille River.
* Impact...At 27.0 feet...Severe flooding in valley. extensive damage
  to many farms...homes...and roads. No flooding of downtown parts of
  Myrtle Point and Coquille.
* Flood History...The forecast 26 foot crest compares to a previous
  crest of 24.3 feet on Apr 1 2012. on january 18, 1971 the river
  crested at 25.4 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too
deep to allow for safe passage or there may be unseen damage to the
roadway. Use alternate routes and stay away from riverbanks.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit our web page at
www.weather.gov/medford or listen to noaa weather radio.

&&

LAT...LON 4312 12442 4307 12416 4310 12412 4323 12422 4316 12441

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1111 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  the North Fork Coquille River near Myrtle Point.
* At 10:45 PM Sunday the stage was 38.1 feet.
* Flood Stage is 35.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river crested at 38.4 feet earlier this evening and
  will continue to fall to below Flood Stage by late tomorrow morning.
* Impact...At 37.0 feet...Expect significant flooding along the North
  Fork Coquille River and its tributaries. Significant agricultural
  flooding can be expected from the Gravelford area to the confluence
  with the South Fork Coquille River. Log jams are possible above the
  Copper Bridge which will have greater impacts on this situation
  should they occur.
* Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 37.1 feet
  on Dec 14 2003. This crest compares to a previous crest of 35.8 feet
  on Jan 20 2012.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too
deep to allow for safe passage or there may be unseen damage to the
roadway. Use alternate routes and stay away from riverbanks.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit our web page at
www.weather.gov/medford or listen to noaa weather radio.

&&

LAT...LON 4308 12414 4306 12412 4307 12406 4314 12397 4312 12408

$$

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1111 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  the South Fork Coquille River at Myrtle Point.
* At 10:15 PM Sunday the stage was 37.3 feet.
* Flood Stage is 33.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river crested at 37.5 feet earlier this eveneing and
  will continue to fall to below Flood Stage by late tomorrow morning.
* Impact...At 37.0 feet...Extensive road and farmland flooding
  upstream and downstream of Myrtle Point can be expected. Some
  residents of low-lying areas in the vicinity of Myrtle Point may be
  threatened.
* Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 35.3 feet
  on Nov 21 2012. On january 20 2012 the river crested at 37.04 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too
deep to allow for safe passage or there may be unseen damage to the
roadway. Use alternate routes and stay away from riverbanks.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit our web page at
www.weather.gov/medford or listen to noaa weather radio.

&&

LAT...LON 4293 12417 4287 12406 4302 12408 4308 12414 4307 12417

$$

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1111 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Umpqua River near Elkton.
* At 10:15 PM Sunday the stage was 33.7 feet.
* Flood Stage is 33.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river is expected to crest at 33.7 feet around midnight
  tonight and will continue to fall to below Flood Stage through early
  Monday morning.
* Impact...At 33.0 feet...Slight low-land and agricultural flooding
  occurs mainly from the Kellog area through Elkton to Scottsburg.
* Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 33.6 feet
  on Dec 30 2008.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too
deep to allow for safe passage or there may be unseen damage to the
roadway. Use alternate routes and stay away from riverbanks.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit our web page at
www.weather.gov/medford or listen to noaa weather radio.

&&

LAT...LON 4338 12362 4327 12347 4328 12341 4367 12348 4371 12376

$$



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