Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
639 AM PDT Fri May 26 2017

...The flood warning continues 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.

Never drive cars...Trucks or sport utility vehicles through flooded
areas. The water may be too deep to allow for safe passage. As little
as one foot of water on the road can move most vehicles off the road.

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639 AM PDT Fri May 26 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Okanogan River near Tonasket.
* until further notice.
* At  6:15 AM Friday the stage was 16.66 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Forecast...The river is expected to slowly fall through Saturday
  though remain above flood stage...before rising again next week.

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

* 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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