Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
129 PM MDT Mon Mar 19 2018

...Potential For Rising River and Stream Levels, along With Sheet
Flooding Increasing This Week..

As warmer weather returns along with gusty winds through Thursday,
snowmelt is expected to pick up across eastern Idaho. This should
increase runoff on multiple rivers and streams, although river and
stream flooding is not forecast at this time. In areas where the
ground is still frozen with existing snow cover, sheet flooding is
certainly possible. The risk for both increases Wednesday
and especially Thursday as one or more rounds of rain and snow are
anticipated. Snow levels will be quite high, rain on top of snow
could seen above 7000 feet if not closer to 8000 feet by Thursday.
While details are still left to be worked out, including
precipitation amounts, it does look to be quite wet in a 24 to 48
hour period.

To minimize your risk of flooding, make sure you keep drains open.
Also you can create runoff ditches to direct flowing water. To
prevent basement flooding, remove snow from around your


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