Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
915 AM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...The National Weather Service in Midland has issued a flood warning
for the following rivers in Texas...

  Rio Grande at Castolon affecting Brewster County
  Rio Grande at Johnson Ranch affecting Brewster County
  Rio Grande at Boquillas-Rio Grande Village affecting Brewster
  County

.Recent heavy rain in the area has resulted in water flowing into the
drainage basins running into the Rio Grande. This has contributed to
rapidly rising water in the Rio Grande at Castolon...Johnson Ranch
and at the Boquillas Ranger Station.  The Rio Grande at Castolon and
at Johnson Ranch will reach flood stage this afternoon and Boquillas
Ranger Station will reach flood stage early tonight.  All three
locations are expected to recede below action stage by tomorrow
afternoon.

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 this afternoon or evening.

&&

TXC043-270615-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FL.W.0006.160826T1933Z-160828T1234Z/
/CSTT2.1.ER.160826T1933Z.160826T2000Z.160827T0034Z.NO/
915 AM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande at Castolon.
* from this afternoon to Sunday morning, or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At  8AM Friday the stage was 7.9 feet (2.4 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this afternoon and continue to
  rise to near 15.8 feet (4.8 meters) by late this afternoon.  The
  river will fall below flood stage by this evening.
* Impact...At 15.0 feet (4.6 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and lowland flooding begins.  The river begins to flood the
  road between Santa Elena Canyon and Cottonwood Campground in Big
  Bend National Park.  The river begins to flood the parking lot at
  Santa Elena Canyon, and cut off the nature trail into the canyon.
  Campers in Cottonwood Campground need to prepare for possible
  evacuations.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.7 feet (4.8 meters) on
Oct 13 2012.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Fri   Sat   Sat
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Castolon       13.0 15.0    7.9   Fri  8 AM  12.2  15.6   9.4   8.7

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Fri   Sat   Sat
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Castolon        4.0  4.6    2.4   Fri  8 AM   3.7   4.8   2.9   2.7

&&

LAT...LON 2909 10366 2923 10358 2920 10349 2912 10340 2900 10349


$$

TXC043-270615-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FL.W.0007.160826T2308Z-160827T1344Z/
/TELT2.1.ER.160826T2308Z.160827T0000Z.160827T0144Z.NO/
915 AM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande at Johnson Ranch.
* from this evening to Saturday morning, or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At  8AM Friday the stage was 5.6 feet (1.7 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to
  rise to near 16.3 feet (5.0 meters) by this evening.  The river
  will fall below flood stage by this evening.
* Impact...At 15.0 feet (4.6 meters), flood stage is reached.
  Moderate lowland flooding begins.  Roads that lead to Cottonwood
  Campground and River Road may flood.  Stages are practically
  synonymous with the gage at Cottonwood Campground at Castolon
  (CSTT2), and therefore represent the reach from Santa Elena Canyon
  through Cottonwood Campground, where damage may occur.  Cattle also
  graze in the lowlands, and may be threatened.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 17.1 feet (5.2 meters) on
Jul 26 2004.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Fri   Sat   Sat
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Johnson Ranch  12.0 15.0    5.6   Fri  8 AM   7.2  16.3  11.8  10.4

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Fri   Sat   Sat
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Johnson Ranch   3.7  4.6    1.7   Fri  8 AM   2.2   5.0   3.6   3.2

&&

LAT...LON 2900 10349 2912 10340 2915 10312 2896 10305 2895 10338


$$

TXC043-270615-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FL.W.0008.160827T0530Z-160828T2006Z/
/BOQT2.1.ER.160827T0530Z.160827T0600Z.160827T0806Z.NO/
915 AM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016

The National Weather Service in  has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Rio Grande at Boquillas-Rio Grande Village.
* from late tonight to Sunday afternoon, or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At  8AM Friday the stage was 3.9 feet (1.2 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet (4.0 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by after midnight tomorrow and
  continue to rise to near 13.7 feet (4.2 meters) by after midnight
  tomorrow.  The river will fall below flood stage by early tomorrow.
* Impact...At 13.0 feet (4.0 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage.  Water reaches the water pumps maintained by the park
  service that are used to water the campgrounds and to provide water
  to the employee living quarters.  It may be necessary for park
  personnel to remove the pumps.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.9 feet (4.2 meters) on
Aug 19 2016.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Fri   Sat   Sat
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Boquillas-Rio  12.0 13.0    3.9   Fri  8 AM   3.7   5.2  13.7  11.7

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Fri   Sat   Sat
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Boquillas-Rio   3.7  4.0    1.2   Fri  8 AM   1.1   1.6   4.2   3.6

&&

LAT...LON 2896 10305 2915 10312 2940 10294 2931 10279 2912 10292


$$




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