Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 241830
Flood Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
130 PM CDT Thu May 24 2018

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North
  Missouri River near Williston affecting Williams and McKenzie
For the Missouri River Basin including Williston...Minor flooding is
occurring...With Moderate flooding forecast.

. A surge in runoff from melting snow is underway in the upper
Yellowstone River of Montana. This runoff will reach the Missouri
River near Williston around Memorial Day and raise the Missouri River
near Williston to a stage around 25 feet on Memorial Day. Higher
water levels in the following days should be expected.


Safety message...Do not drive into areas where water tops the
roadway. Turn around...Don`t drown. Avoid driving on flooded roads.


130 PM CDT Thu May 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Missouri River near Williston.
* until further notice.
* At 12:45 PM Thursday the stage was 23.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 24.9 feet by
  Monday evening.
* Impact...At 24.0 feet...Water begins to cover oil well location
  south and east of Williston. Wildlife management areas are flooded.
  City of Williston does not flood.


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue

Missouri River Basin
 Williston    22 23.5 Thu 1 PM   23.5   23.7   24.3   24.8   24.8

LAT...LON 4801 10404 4815 10366 4807 10337 4795 10347
      4807 10366 4775 10404


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