Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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FLSBIS
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1012 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH
DAKOTA...
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE AFFECTING BOTTINEAU COUNTY
FOR THE SOURIS RIVER BASIN INCLUDING WESTHOPE...MINOR FLOODING IS
OCCURRING AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE.

.THE CURRENT TREND OF NEARLY STEADY RIVER LEVELS IN THE SOURIS RIVER
NEAR WESTHOPE IS MOST LIKELY TO CONTINUE OVER THE NEAR TERM DESPITE
INCOMING RAINS THROUGH SUNDAY. ONCE THE RAINS HAVE MATERIALIZED
THERE IS A POSSIBILITY FOR A MODEST RISE IN THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR
WESTHOPE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER TOPS THE
ROADWAY. TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN. AVOID DRIVING ON FLOODED ROADS.


&&

NDC009-242112-
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1012 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT  9:00 AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.3 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE STEADY BUT MAY RISE TO NEAR
  11.5 FEET BY THURSDAY EVENING. ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE
THEREAFTER.
* IMPACT...AT 12.0 FEET...WILDLIFE AND REFUGE FLOODING ONLY.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   SUN    MON    TUE    WED    THU

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WESTHOPE     10 11.3 SAT 9 AM   11.2   11.2   11.2   11.3   11.4

LAT...LON 4900 10099 4900 10093 4886 10090 4875 10080
      4875 10088 4890 10099

$$




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