Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
957 AM CDT TUE AUG 26 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.

.A SLOW AND STEADY RISE IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEK BEFORE THE
SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE RESUMES THE DOWNWARD TREND THAT WAS IN
PLACE PRIOR TO RECENT RAINS.

AS THERE IS LITTLE EXTRA SIGNIFICANCE IN THIS MINOR RISE...THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL AGAIN GO BACK TO ISSUING UPDATES ON
THIS LOCATION EVERY 3 TO 4 DAYS. NEXT UPDATE WILL BE ISSUED ON
FRIDAY.


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.


&&

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957 AM CDT TUE AUG 26 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT  9:00 AM TUESDAY 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 RISING TO NEAR 12.0 FEET BY
  SATURDAY EARLY AFTERNOON THEN BEGIN FALLING.
* IMPACT...AT 12.0 FEET...WILDLIFE AND REFUGE FLOODING ONLY.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   WED    THU    FRI    SAT    SUN

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WESTHOPE     10 11.3 TUE 9 AM   11.4   11.6   11.8   11.9   12.0


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



$$
AJS


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