Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA
227 PM PDT Tue May 23 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers and lakes in
Washington...

  Kettle River near Ferry above Curlew AFFECTING Ferry County
  Methow River near Pateros AFFECTING Okanogan County
  Okanogan River near Tonasket AFFECTING Okanogan County
  Stehekin River at Stehekin AFFECTING Chelan County

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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227 PM PDT Tue May 23 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Okanogan River near Tonasket.
* until further notice.
* At  2:15 PM Tuesday the stage was 15.13 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river is expected to continue to rise to near 17.4
  feet by late Friday morning ...Then begin to slow fall but
  remaining above flood stage through the weekend..

&&

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

* At  17.5 feet...Water will be behind the levee due to seepage,
  flooding the Motocross track downstream of the City of Okanogan.
* 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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227 PM PDT Tue May 23 2017

...Flood Warning now in effect until Friday afternoon...
The Flood Warning continues for
  The Kettle River near Ferry above Curlew.
* until Friday afternoon.
* At  1:15 PM Tuesday the stage was 18.33 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.50 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by late this afternoon and
  continue to rise to near  19.4 feet by tomorrow afternoon. The
  river is forecast to fall below flood stage by Friday morning.

&&

LAT...LON 4900 11888 4898 11841 4882 11843 4886 11880 4900 11888

* At  19.0 feet...Flooding at Beal Park on West Kettle River Road,
  west of Curlew. `Ol Swimming Hole Park in Curlew will be inundated.
  Flooding of yards and outbuildings along the river from the
  Canadian border through Curlew on both sides of the river. Some
  driveways on Kettle River Road will be flooded. Water will be over
  Customs Road near Riverview Lane.
* At  18.5 feet...Flooding begins on Customs Road near mile post 6.
* At  18.3 feet...Minor flooding will occur in the `Ol Swimming Hole
  County Park in Curlew.

$$

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227 PM PDT Tue May 23 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Methow River near Pateros.
* from late tonight to Thursday evening.
* At  1:15 PM Tuesday the stage was  9.30 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by early tomorrow and continue to
  rise to near  10.2 feet by tomorrow late morning. The river is
  forecast to fall below flood stage by Thursday morning.

&&

LAT...LON 4805 11984 4800 11988 4819 12015 4824 12006 4808 11989

* At  10.0 feet...Minor flooding of adjacent roads and low-lying
  areas is likely throughout the Methow Valley from Mazama to
  Pateros.

$$

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227 PM PDT Tue May 23 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Stehekin River at Stehekin.
* until Thursday afternoon.
* At  1:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 23.69 feet.
* Flood stage is 24.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by late this afternoon and
  continue to rise to near  24.8 feet by early tomorrow. The river is
  forecast to fall below flood stage by early Thursday morning.

&&

LAT...LON 4849 12076 4832 12057 4825 12067 4831 12101 4848 12103


* At  24.0 feet...The River may be out of its banks in spots and onto
  the Stehekin Valley Road and Company Creek Road.
* At  23.8 feet...McGregor`s Meadow Road will be mostly flooded.
* At  23.5 feet...Some water may be over McGregor Meadows Road and the
  drive through the Tollber pasture. Part of the Harlequin Campground
  may be flooded.


$$



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