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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1007 AM CDT Thu Jul 20 2017

...The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in
Texas...

  Rio Grande at Candelaria 3N affecting Presidio County
...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Texas...

  Rio Grande above Presidio 6WNW affecting Presidio County

.The Rio Grande at Candelaria 3N have decreasing
below flood stage. Presidio 6WNW remains in flood stage and
may experience additional rises due to thunderstorm activity
later this afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists are urged to heed flood warnings, and exercise caution if
traveling through this area.  Vehicle-related fatalities are the
number one source of flood fatalities in West Texas and New Mexico.
If you encounter a flooded stretch of roadway, do not attempt to
cross it.  You and your vehicle could be swept downstream in rushing
floodwaters.  Turn around, don`t drown!

River levels are high.  Ranchers and farmers should move livestock
and machinery out of flood-prone areas if time permits.

Keep in mind that any additional rainfall across the area could
significantly change the present forecast stage.

Additional information is available at:  www.weather.gov/midland

The next statement will be issued as needed.

&&

TXC377-210707-
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/PIOT2.1.ER.170719T0507Z.000000T0000Z.170721T0430Z.NO/
1007 AM CDT Thu Jul 20 2017

...Flood Warning extended until Friday morning...The Flood Warning
continues for
  the Rio Grande above Presidio 6WNW.
* until Friday morning, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  9AM Thursday the stage was 9.6 feet (2.9 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet (2.7 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 9.6 feet (2.9
  meters) by this afternoon.  The river will fall below flood stage
  tonight.
* Impact...At 9.0 feet (2.7 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and flooding between the levees occurs.  No damage to
  structures is expected.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 11.8 feet (3.6 meters) on
Jul 19 2017.

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Sat   Sun   Mon
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio 6WNW   6.0  9.0    9.6   Thu  9 AM   8.5   7.7   7.0   6.2

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Fri   Sat   Sun   Mon
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio 6WNW   1.8  2.7    2.9   Thu  9 AM   2.6   2.3   2.1   1.9

&&

LAT...LON 2975 10465 2980 10451 2963 10437 2951 10446 2957 10453


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