Flood Statement
Issued by NWS St. Louis, MO

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WGUS83 KLSX 171526 CCA
FLSLSX
FLOOD STATEMENT ...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1000 AM CDT WED AUG 17 2016

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Illinois...

  Kaskaskia River at Vandalia

.This Flood Warning is a result of excessive rainfall that occurred late
last weekend into early this week...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Heavy rains could cause river levels to rise even higher than
predicted.  The National Weather Service will monitor this developing
situation and issue follow up statements as conditions or forecasts
change.

Safety message:  Never drive cars, trucks, or sport utility vehicles
through flooded areas.  The water may be too deep to allow for safe
passage.

This product, along with additional weather and stream information,
is available at http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=lsx.

&&

ILC051-181500-
/O.COR.KLSX.FL.W.0063.000000T0000Z-160819T0630Z/
/VNDI2.1.ER.000000T0000Z.160817T1800Z.160818T0630Z.NO/
1000 AM CDT WED AUG 17 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Kaskaskia River at Vandalia
* until late Thursday night.
* At  9:30 AM Wednesday the stage was 18.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to continue rising to near 18.5 feet by this
  afternoon, then fall below flood stage after midnight tonight.
* Impact:  At 18.0 feet...Flood Stage.  Minor flooding begins.
  Unprotected farmland begins to flood.

&&
                   Fld   Latest              7 a.m. Forecast
LOCATION           Stg  Obs Stg     08/18  08/19  08/20  08/21  08/22

Kaskaskia River
  Vandalia        18.0   18.49      16.9    7.1    5.1    3.7    3.2


&&


LAT...LON 3903 8910 3903 8906 3885 8909 3879 8919
      3882 8922



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