Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
1246 PM PDT Sat May 27 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers and lakes in
Washington...
  Okanogan River near Tonasket AFFECTING Okanogan County

...The return of above average temperatures to the region will
increase snow melt and cause additional rises on the Okanogan
River...


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.

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1246 PM PDT Sat May 27 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Okanogan River near Tonasket.
* until further notice.
* At 12:15 PM Saturday the stage was 15.93 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Forecast...The river is expected to continue to fall through
  Monday to near 15.2 ft, and then forecast to rise again by
  Monday night and possibly continue for the rest of the  week.

&&

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

* At  17.0 feet...Low lying fields and pasture land in the flood
  plain along the Okanogan river valley, from Oroville to Okanogan,
  will be flooded. Some homes near the river in Okanogan may
  experience some basement flooding from seepage. Water will be
  between the railroad and Highway 97 near Cordell, south of
  Oroville. Water will be against the shoulder of Omak River Road
  across from Wanacut Creek.
* 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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