Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 231554
FLSBIS
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1054 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH
DAKOTA...

  SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER AFFECTING MCHENRY COUNTY
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR BANTRY AFFECTING MCHENRY COUNTY
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE AFFECTING BOTTINEAU COUNTY
  WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY AFFECTING MCHENRY AND BOTTINEAU
  COUNTIES
FOR THE SOURIS RIVER BASIN INCLUDING TOWNER...BANTRY...WESTHOPE...
WILLOW CITY...MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND IS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE.

.LITTLE RUNOFF WAS SEEN IN THE SOURIS RIVER FROM THE MOST RECENT RAINS.
SIMILARLY...ANOTHER ROUND OF PRECIPITATION ON THURSDAY IS NOT LIKELY TO
ALTER THE OVERALL DOWNWARD TREND IN WATER LEVELS ALONG THE SOURIS. IN
GENERAL...THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER AND BANTRY ALONG WITH WILLOW CREEK
NEAR WILLOW CITY WILL ALL FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE
SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE WILL REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE UNTIL SOME TIME
IN EARLY AUGUST.


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.


A FOLLOW-UP PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED.

&&

NDC049-242154-
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1054 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER.
* UNTIL WEDNESDAY JULY 30.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 52.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO HAVE A MAXIMUM VALUE OF 53.7
  FEET THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 54.0 FEET...FLOOD PROBLEMS BEGIN, AGRICULTURAL LAND AND
  MEADOWS AFFECTED. MODERATE FLOOD STAGE.

&&


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

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 TOWNER       52   M    53.4   53.0   52.7   52.4   52.1


LAT...LON 4810 10087 4830 10050 4845 10047 4845 10037
      4821 10045 4807 10085



$$

NDC049-242154-
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/BANN8.2.ER.140704T2315Z.140723T1045Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1054 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR BANTRY.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 10:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.3 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 12.3 FEET BY THIS
  AFTERNOON.  ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
* IMPACT...AT 11.5 FEET...WATER BEGINS CROSSING THE ROAD SEVERAL
  HUNDRED FEET TO THE LEFT OF THE BRIDGE. NO TOWNS OR MAJOR ROADS ARE
  FLOODED.

&&


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

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 BANTRY       11 12.3 WED 10 AM  12.3   12.1   12.0   11.8   11.5


LAT...LON 4875 10088 4875 10080 4852 10039 4845 10037
      4845 10047 4860 10076



$$

NDC009-242154-
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/WSTN8.3.ER.140630T1805Z.140706T1445Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1054 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 10:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 14.1 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 14.1 FEET BY THIS
  AFTERNOON.  ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
* IMPACT...AT 14.0 FEET...REFUGE AREA FLOODS. THE CITY OF WESTHOPE IS
  ON HIGH GROUND AND DOES NOT FLOOD. ROAD TO GAGE IS IMPASSABLE.
  ACCESS TO DAM #357 IS OK BELOW 16 FEET.

&&


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

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WESTHOPE     10 14.1 WED 10 AM  14.0   13.9   13.8   13.7   13.6


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



$$

NDC009-049-242154-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0028.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WLCN8.1.ER.140703T2020Z.140713T0245Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1054 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 10:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.4 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 11.5 FEET BY THIS
  AFTERNOON.  ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
* IMPACT...AT 11.5 FEET...OVERFLOW OCCURS ON LEFT BANK.

&&


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

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WILLOW CITY  10 11.4 WED 10 AM  11.3   11.2   11.0   10.8   10.6


LAT...LON 4858 10055 4865 10039 4869 10002 4855 10002
      4861 10037 4854 10049



$$




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