Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 311740
FLSBIS
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1240 PM CDT THU JUL 31 2014

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

  WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY AFFECTING MCHENRY AND BOTTINEAU
  COUNTIES
...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...WILLOW CITY...MINOR
FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE.

.THE FINAL TWO FORECAST POINTS ABOVE FLOOD STAGE WITHIN THE SOURIS
RIVER BASIN ARE THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE AND WILLOW CREEK NEAR
WILLOW CITY. THERE IS STILL NOT ENOUGH PRECIPITATION IS IN THE
CURRENT FORECAST TO CHANGE THE EXISTING DOWNWARD TREND IN WATER LEVELS.
WILLOW CREEK IS LIKELY TO FALL BELOW FLOOD ON SATURDAY WHILE THE
SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE WILL REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE WELL INTO
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.

&&

NDC009-012340-
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/WSTN8.3.ER.140630T1805Z.140706T1445Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1240 PM CDT THU JUL 31 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 12:00 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 13.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE FALLING TO NEAR 13.5 FEET BY THIS
  AFTERNOON.
* 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   FRI    SAT    SUN    MON    TUE

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WESTHOPE     10 13.5 THU 12 PM  13.5   13.4   13.2   13.0   12.7


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


$$

NDC009-049-012339-
/O.EXT.KBIS.FL.W.0028.000000T0000Z-140803T0000Z/
/WLCN8.1.ER.140703T2020Z.140713T0245Z.140802T1200Z.NO/
1240 PM CDT THU JUL 31 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY.
* UNTIL SATURDAY EVENING.
* AT 12:00 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.4 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY
  SATURDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 10.0 FEET...WATER BEGINS BACKING UP INTO RAVINES AND
  GETS TO TOP OF ROAD BY GAGE.

&&


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

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WILLOW CITY  10 10.4 THU 12 PM  10.2   10.0    9.8    9.6    9.4


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



$$
AJS


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