Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
911 PM CDT Mon May 20 2019

...The Flood Warning continues for all or portions of the following
rivers in Iowa...West Fork Des Moines River...

  Affecting the following counties in Iowa...Emmet

River forecasts include observed precipitation, as well as expected
precipitation over the next 24 hours.

Due to the expected slow changing nature of the flooding along the
West Fork of the Des Moines River, regularly scheduled forecast
statements will only be issued once per week. Pending the river
falling below flood stage, the next scheduled update will be
Monday, May 27. Additional statements will be issued if conditions
or forecasts change.


If you encounter a flooded area, turn around and find an alternate
route. Turn around, do not drown.

More information--including impact statements and crest
histories--is available on the Web at...  www.weather.gov/desmoines.
Click on the Rivers and Lakes link.


911 PM CDT Mon May 20 2019

...Flood Warning remains in effect until further notice...

The Flood Warning continues for
  The West Fork Des Moines River at Estherville, or From the
  Iowa-Minnesota border...to near Wallingford.
* Until further notice.
* At  8:00 PM Monday the stage was 8.8 feet, or 0.8 feet above Flood
* Flood Stage is 8.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue.
* Forecast...rise to 9.0 feet, or 1.0 feet above Flood Stage,
  Wednesday morning. Then begin falling.
* Impact...At 7.0 feet, Mike Mickelson Park South of Iowa 9 floods.
  North Riverside Park North of Iowa 9 floods. Backwater from the
  river causes School Creek to affect the low areas of Valley Drive.


LAT...LON 4326 9483 4350 9491 4350 9485 4326 9471
      4326 9483


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