Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 101551
FLSBIS
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1051 AM CDT THU JUL 10 2014

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

  SOURIS RIVER NEAR FOXHOLM AFFECTING WARD COUNTY
...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 FOXHOLM...TOWNER...BANTRY...
WESTHOPE...WILLOW CITY...MINOR TO MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE.

.A LOWER RELEASE RATE FROM LAKE DARLING IS EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE ON
14 JULY. THIS WILL START THE LOWERING OF WATER LEVELS AT FORECAST POINTS
CURRENTLY ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. IMPORTANTLY...IT WILL STILL TAKE SEVERAL
DAYS FOR THE LOWER REACH OF THE SOURIS RIVER BETWEEN TOWNER AND WESTHOPE
TO EFFECTIVELY BENEFIT FROM THIS LOWER DISCHARGE. THE CURRENT WEATHER
FORECAST CALLS FOR NORMAL TO BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS AND WILL HELP REMOVE EXCESS WATER FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE.

BACKWATER EFFECTS FROM THE SOURIS RIVER AND STRONG RUNOFF FROM THE LAKE
METIGOSHE AREA CONTINUE TO AFFECT WILLOW CREEK. WATER LEVELS SHOULD
ESTABLISH A STEADY DOWNWARD TREND OVER THE COMING WEEKEND BUT WILL REMAIN
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE YET FOR SEVERAL DAYS.


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.

&&

NDC101-112151-
/O.EXT.KBIS.FL.W.0024.000000T0000Z-140715T1554Z/
/FOXN8.2.ER.140630T0015Z.140709T1030Z.140715T0354Z.NO/
1051 AM CDT THU JUL 10 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR FOXHOLM.
* UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING.
* AT 10:15 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 14.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY
  MONDAY BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
* IMPACT...AT 14.3 FEET...THE ROAD LEADING TO THE GAGE AND BAKER
  BRIDGE DOWNSTREAM OF THE GAGE HOUSE WILL FLOOD. THE VALLEY FLOOR
  BECOMES COVERED WITH WATER.

&&


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

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 FOXHOLM      10 14.0 THU 10 AM  14.0   14.0   14.0   14.0    7.4


LAT...LON 4845 10159 4845 10155 4843 10151 4828 10140
      4827 10142 4837 10152



$$

NDC049-112151-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0025.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/TOWN8.2.ER.140630T1200Z.140710T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1051 AM CDT THU JUL 10 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 52.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO HAVE A MAXIMUM VALUE OF 54.4
  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   FRI    SAT    SUN    MON    TUE

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 TOWNER       52   M             54.4   54.4   54.4   54.4   54.4


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



$$

NDC049-112151-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0026.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/BANN8.2.ER.140704T2315Z.140716T0600Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1051 AM CDT THU JUL 10 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR BANTRY.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 10:00 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.8 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 12.5 FEET BY
  THURSDAY EVENING THEN BEGIN FALLING.
* 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   FRI    SAT    SUN    MON    TUE

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 BANTRY       11 11.8 THU 10 AM  11.9   12.0   12.1   12.2   12.3


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



$$

NDC009-112151-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0027.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WSTN8.3.ER.140630T1805Z.140706T1445Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1051 AM CDT THU JUL 10 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 10:00 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO A STAGE OF 16.2 FEET
  BY TOMORROW MORNING.

&&


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

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WESTHOPE     10 16.5 THU 10 AM  16.2   16.1   15.9   15.7   15.6


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



$$

NDC009-049-112151-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0028.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WLCN8.1.ER.140703T2020Z.140711T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1051 AM CDT THU JUL 10 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 10:00 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 12.1 FEET BY
  TOMORROW MORNING THEN BEGIN FALLING.
* IMPACT...AT 11.5 FEET...OVERFLOW OCCURS ON LEFT BANK.

&&


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

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WILLOW CITY  10 12.0 THU 10 AM  12.1   12.1   12.0   11.9   11.7


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



$$




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