Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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WGUS84 KTSA 291417
FLSTSA
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
917 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017


...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Oklahoma...

  Illinois River near Watts affecting Adair and Delaware Counties.

  Illinois River at Chewey affecting Adair...Cherokee and Delaware
  Counties.

  Illinois River near Tahlequah affecting Cherokee County.

  Flint Creek near Kansas affecting Cherokee and Delaware Counties.

OKC001-041-292217-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FL.W.0024.170429T1430Z-170502T0230Z/
/WTTO2.3.ER.170429T1347Z.170430T1200Z.170501T2030Z.NR/
917 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

...Flood Warning extended until Monday evening...

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Illinois River near Watts.
* until Monday evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8:00 AM Saturday, the stage was 11.51 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Illinois River near Watts is expected to rise above
  flood stage this morning and continue to rise to near 27.9 feet by
  Sunday morning. The river is expected to fall below flood stage
  Monday afternoon.
* Impact...At 27.0 feet, disastrous flooding occurs from the Arkansas
  border to Fidler`s Bend. Many permanent campgrounds and cabins are
  overtopped, particularly in the Fidler`s Bend area. River Valley
  Raceway is inundated by several feet. This will approach the floods
  of record of 28.6 feet that occurred December 28, 2015 and April
  26, 2011. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening
  situation.

&&

LAT...LON 3619 9474 3615 9453 3607 9453 3611 9472

$$

OKC001-021-041-292217-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FL.W.0025.170429T1637Z-170502T1215Z/
/CWYO2.3.ER.170429T1637Z.170430T1800Z.170502T0615Z.UU/
917 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

...Flood Warning extended until Tuesday morning...

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Illinois River at Chewey.
* until Tuesday morning, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8:15 AM Saturday, the stage was  8.82 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Illinois River at Chewey is expected to rise above
  flood stage late this morning and continue to rise to near 31.1
  feet by early Sunday afternoon. The river is expected to fall below
  flood stage Tuesday before dawn.
* Impact...At 31.0 feet, disastrous flooding occurs from near Fidler`s
  Bend to near Hanging Rock. This will approach the flood of record
  of 31.8 feet in December 2015. Water will affect roads and property
  in a residential area immediately southwest of Chewey Bridge. Most
  roads near the river, including Highway 10, are impassible, and
  areas are isolated for an extended duration. Many permanent
  campgrounds and cabins are overtopped, particularly in the Fidler`s
  Bend area. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening
  situation.

&&

LAT...LON 3619 9472 3611 9471 3606 9481 3612 9487

$$

OKC021-292217-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FL.W.0019.000000T0000Z-170503T1200Z/
/TALO2.3.ER.170427T1547Z.170501T0000Z.170503T0600Z.NR/
917 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

...Flood Warning extended until Wednesday morning...

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Illinois River near Tahlequah.
* until Wednesday morning, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8:00 AM Saturday, the stage was 10.03 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Illinois River near Tahlequah is expected to rise
  above flood stage late this morning and continue to rise to near
  29.3 feet by Sunday evening. The river is expected to fall below
  flood stage Wednesday before dawn.
* Impact...At 29.0 feet, devastating flooding occurs along the
  Illinois River from near Hanging Rock to the headwaters of Lake
  Tenkiller. State Highway 10 is closed northeast of its intersection
  with Highway 51. Many cabins and parks are severely flooded or are
  totally isolated for an extended duration. This is a very dangerous
  and life threatening situation. This will approach the record flood
  of 30.7 feet in December 2015.

&&

LAT...LON 3612 9487 3606 9481 3576 9487 3576 9496 3603 9496

$$

OKC021-041-292217-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FL.W.0026.170429T1504Z-170430T2026Z/
/KNSO2.3.ER.170429T1504Z.170430T0000Z.170430T1426Z.NR/
917 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

...Flood Warning extended until Sunday afternoon...

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Flint Creek near Kansas.
* until Sunday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8:30 AM Saturday, the stage was  9.38 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Flint Creek near Kansas is expected to rise above
  flood stage late this morning and continue to rise to near 18.4
  feet by this evening. The river is expected to fall below flood
  stage late Sunday morning.
* Impact...At 17.0 feet, devastating flooding occurs from Fidlers Bend
  to Chewey Bridge. Permanent campgrounds are severely flooded. Much
  of the Fidlers Bend area is flooded for a prolonged period. This is
  an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.

&&

LAT...LON 3630 9461 3620 9456 3607 9482 3619 9483

$$



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