Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND
FGUS73 KBIS 222319
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
619 PM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017
...INCREASED RELEASES FROM UPSTREAM RESERVOIRS WILL IMPACT WATER
LEVELS ON THE SOURIS RIVER...
Increased releases out of Alameda Dam in Saskatchewan are making
their way downstream to Lake Darling. This extra water will need
to be passed through Lake Darling to leave its flood storage
available for use during peak snow melt in the coming weeks. Lake
Darling discharges have already been increased to 1000 cubic feet
per second (CFS) and will incrementally increase over the coming
days to 1200 CFS by the end of this week. Further increases are
expected afterwards as snow melt above Lake Darling intensifies
and runoff begins in earnest.
As river levels rise over the coming days, flood warnings and more
information should be expected for the Souris River forecast
Those with interests along the Souris River should be prepared
for rising river levels.