Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
1031 AM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

...The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in New
Mexico...

  Pecos River below Carlsbad 2E, below Dark Canyon affecting Eddy
  County
  Dark Canyon Draw at Dark Canyon Carlsbad affecting Eddy County
...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in New
Mexico...Texas...

  Pecos River near Artesia 6E affecting Eddy County
  Pecos River near Malaga 3ESE affecting Eddy County
  Pecos River at Malaga 10S affecting Eddy...Loving and Reeves
  Counties


The Flood Warning continues for the Pecos River at Artesia 6E,
Malaga 3ESE, and Malaga 10S. Although observations are below flood stage
at Malaga 10S and Malaga 3ESE, recent heavy rainfalls and resulting
routed flows will cause minor flooding along the river at these locations.
The Flood Warning has been cancelled for the river below Carlsbad 2E
as well as at Dark Canyon Draw, with both sites continue to fall below
action stage later today.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists are urged to heed flood warnings, and exercise caution if
traveling through this area.  Vehicle-related fatalities are the
number one source of flood fatalities in West Texas and New Mexico.
If you encounter a flooded stretch of roadway, do not attempt to
cross it.  You and your vehicle could be swept downstream in rushing
floodwaters.  Turn around, don`t drown!

River levels are high.  Ranchers and farmers should move livestock
and machinery out of flood-prone areas if time permits.

Keep in mind that any additional rainfall across the area could
significantly change the present forecast stage.

Additional information is available at:  www.weather.gov/midland

The next statement will be issued by this evening.

&&

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931 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Pecos River near Artesia 6E.
* from Tuesday morning to Thursday morning, or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* Flood stage is 12.5 feet (3.8 meters).
* Impact...At 13.5 feet (4.1 meters), the river reaches the floor of
  the instrument shelter.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) on
Jul 18 1991.

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Tue   Tue
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Artesia 6E     12.0 12.5      M   M          10.0  11.1  11.7  12.3

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Tue   Tue
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Artesia 6E      3.7  3.8      M   M           3.0   3.4   3.6   3.7

&&

LAT...LON 3297 10443 3297 10423 3285 10425 3265 10423 3264 10443


$$

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1031 AM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Pecos River below Carlsbad 2E, below Dark Canyon.
* At  9AM Monday the stage was 10.4 feet (3.2 meters).
* Fell below flood stage at  6:44 AM Monday.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet (4.3 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to 4.8 feet (1.5 meters)
  by tomorrow morning.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 5.4 feet (1.7 meters) on
Sep 13 1991.

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Tue   Tue
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Carlsbad 2E, b 12.0 14.0   10.4   Mon  9 AM   9.7   7.1   5.6   4.8

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Tue   Tue
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Carlsbad 2E, b  3.7  4.3    3.2   Mon  9 AM   3.0   2.2   1.7   1.5

&&

LAT...LON 3243 10433 3252 10419 3236 10399 3225 10412 3236 10428


$$

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1031 AM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Pecos River near Malaga 3ESE.
* until late tonight, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10AM Monday the stage was 22.1 feet (6.7 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 30.0 feet (9.1 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this afternoon and continue to
  rise to near 30.7 feet (9.4 meters) by this afternoon.  The river
  will fall below flood stage by this afternoon.
* Impact...At 30.0 feet (9.1 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and floods low lying areas.  Pierce Canyon Crossing 2 miles
  downstream of the gage is completely inundated.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 31.4 feet (9.6 meters) on
Jun 24 1986.

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Tue   Tue
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Malaga 3ESE    29.0 30.0   22.1   Mon 10 AM  30.7  22.2  18.6  14.8

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Tue   Tue
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Malaga 3ESE     8.8  9.1    6.7   Mon 10 AM   9.4   6.8   5.7   4.5

&&

LAT...LON 3225 10412 3236 10399 3226 10392 3211 10395 3213 10412


$$

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1031 AM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Pecos River at Malaga 10S.
* from this evening to Tuesday afternoon, or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At  9AM Monday the stage was 11.4 feet (3.5 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet (6.1 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by tonight and continue to rise
  to near 20.6 feet (6.3 meters) by after midnight tomorrow.  The
  river will fall below flood stage by after midnight tomorrow.
* Impact...At 20.0 feet (6.1 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and no significant damage is expected.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 21.7 feet (6.6 meters) on
Sep 19 2014.

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Tue   Tue
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Malaga 10S     19.0 20.0   11.4   Mon  9 AM  14.2  17.8  20.6  18.3

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Tue   Tue
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Malaga 10S      5.8  6.1    3.5   Mon  9 AM   4.3   5.4   6.3   5.6

&&

LAT...LON 3213 10412 3211 10395 3205 10392 3203 10410 3207 10411


$$

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931 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Dark Canyon Draw at Dark Canyon Carlsbad.
* At  8AM Monday the stage was 12.4 feet (3.8 meters).
* Fell below flood stage at  6:05 AM Monday.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to 8.3 feet (2.5 meters)
  by tomorrow morning.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 12.5 feet (3.8 meters) on
Jun 24 1986.

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Tue   Tue
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Dark Canyon Ca  9.0 15.0   12.4   Mon  8 AM  10.8   9.2   8.4   8.3

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Tue   Tue
                                                1PM   7PM   1AM   7AM
  Dark Canyon Ca  2.7  4.6    3.8   Mon  8 AM   3.3   2.8   2.6   2.5

&&

LAT...LON 3200 10485 3227 10485 3243 10457 3249 10418 3237 10400


$$



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