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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1134 AM CDT MON APR 20 2015

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North
Dakota...
  Souris River near Foxholm affecting Ward County
  Souris River near Towner affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Bantry affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Westhope affecting Bottineau County
For the Souris River Basin including Foxholm...Towner...Bantry...
Westhope...Minor to Moderate flooding is occurring and is expected to
continue.

.The recent dry weather is starting to be felt in the flow along
the upper Souris River in Canada. Runoff into both Rafferty and
Alameda reservoirs continues to fall with Rafferty already having
cut releases. This lower release from Rafferty Dam will result in
less water flowing into North Dakota by the middle of the week.
Accordingly, Lake Darling is on track to cut releases by late this
week. The lower flow out of Lake Darling will gradually make its
way downstream, but it will still be many days before significant
relief is felt in the Towner area, and at least a couple of weeks
before significantly lower water is noticed in the Bantry to
Westhope reach of the Souris River.

High water and its impacts remain restricted to largely agricultural
lands nearest the Souris River.


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.


A follow-up product will be issued.

&&

NDC009-230034-
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/WSTN8.1.DR.150405T0030Z.150410T0415Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1134 AM CDT MON APR 20 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Westhope.
* until further notice.
* At 10:00 AM Monday the stage was 10.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 10.1 feet by this
  afternoon. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact...At 10.0 feet...Water is almost valley-wide, but the area
  flooded is grass covered and no buildings are affected.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat

Souris River Basin
 Westhope     10 10.1 Mon 10 AM  10.1   10.1   10.1   10.1   10.1


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



$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1134 AM CDT MON APR 20 2015

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North
Dakota...
  Souris River near Foxholm affecting Ward County
  Souris River near Towner affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Bantry affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Westhope affecting Bottineau County
For the Souris River Basin including Foxholm...Towner...Bantry...
Westhope...Minor to Moderate flooding is occurring and is expected to
continue.

.The recent dry weather is starting to be felt in the flow along
the upper Souris River in Canada. Runoff into both Rafferty and
Alameda reservoirs continues to fall with Rafferty already having
cut releases. This lower release from Rafferty Dam will result in
less water flowing into North Dakota by the middle of the week.
Accordingly, Lake Darling is on track to cut releases by late this
week. The lower flow out of Lake Darling will gradually make its
way downstream, but it will still be many days before significant
relief is felt in the Towner area, and at least a couple of weeks
before significantly lower water is noticed in the Bantry to
Westhope reach of the Souris River.

High water and its impacts remain restricted to largely agricultural
lands nearest the Souris River.


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.


A follow-up product will be issued.

&&

NDC049-230034-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/BANN8.2.DR.150401T1500Z.150423T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1134 AM CDT MON APR 20 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Bantry.
* until further notice.
* At 10:00 AM Monday the stage was 12.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 12.1 feet by
  Thursday early afternoon. Additional rises may be possible
  thereafter.
* 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   Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat

Souris River Basin
 Bantry       11 12.0 Mon 10 AM  12.0   12.0   12.0   12.1   12.1


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



$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1134 AM CDT MON APR 20 2015

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North
Dakota...
  Souris River near Foxholm affecting Ward County
  Souris River near Towner affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Bantry affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Westhope affecting Bottineau County
For the Souris River Basin including Foxholm...Towner...Bantry...
Westhope...Minor to Moderate flooding is occurring and is expected to
continue.

.The recent dry weather is starting to be felt in the flow along
the upper Souris River in Canada. Runoff into both Rafferty and
Alameda reservoirs continues to fall with Rafferty already having
cut releases. This lower release from Rafferty Dam will result in
less water flowing into North Dakota by the middle of the week.
Accordingly, Lake Darling is on track to cut releases by late this
week. The lower flow out of Lake Darling will gradually make its
way downstream, but it will still be many days before significant
relief is felt in the Towner area, and at least a couple of weeks
before significantly lower water is noticed in the Bantry to
Westhope reach of the Souris River.

High water and its impacts remain restricted to largely agricultural
lands nearest the Souris River.


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.


A follow-up product will be issued.

&&

NDC049-230034-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/TOWN8.2.DR.150401T0600Z.150425T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1134 AM CDT MON APR 20 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Towner.
* until further notice.
* At  3:00 PM Saturday the stage was 54.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 52.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 54.2 feet by
  Saturday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact...At 54.0 feet...Moderate flood stage. Flood problems begin,
  agricultural land and meadows affected.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat

Souris River Basin
 Towner       52 54.0 Sat 3 PM   54.1   54.1   54.1   54.1   54.2


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



$$

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