Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
328 PM CDT Sat Mar 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

.Upstream river observations along the Yellowstone River in southeastern
Montana indicate ice is pushing water up and over the banks, from Savage
to near Sidney. This high water will continue to work into far northwestern
McKenzie County of North Dakota, near East Fairview and Cartwright between
midnight and 6 AM CDT Sunday. Thereafter, high water is expected to reach
the Missouri River near Williston by early Sunday afternoon, with water
levels reaching minor flood stage. The high water is mostly due to ice
restrictions in the river. Once the ice has passed, water levels will
quickly fall below minor flood stage, which is forecast to occur Monday


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


328 PM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for The Missouri River near Williston.
* from Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon.
* At 2:45 PM Saturday the stage was 20.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Sunday early afternoon and
  continue to rise to near 22.5 feet by Sunday evening. The river
  will fall below flood stage by Monday morning.
* Impact...At 22.0 feet...Low-lying farmland and access roads to oil
  well sites near Trenton are flooded. City of Williston does not


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7PM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu

Missouri River Basin
 Williston    22 20.9 Sat 3 PM   20.9   22.5   20.6   20.5   20.7

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


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