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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
843 PM EDT Wed Oct 5 2022

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Florida...

  Myakka River At Myakka River State Park affecting Sarasota County.

  Peace River At Zolfo Springs at SR 17 affecting Hardee County.

  Peace River At Arcadia at SR 70 affecting DeSoto County.

  Peace River At Bartow affecting Polk County.

  Horse Creek Near Arcadia at SR 72 affecting DeSoto County.

.Moderate to major river flooding continues in the wake of the heavy
rainfall associated with former hurricane Ian. Dry conditions are
expected for the next several days which will allow flood waters to
gradually recede.

For the Myakka...including Myakka River State Park...Major flooding
is forecast.
For the Peace...including Bartow, Zolfo Springs at SR 17, Arcadia at
SR 70...Major flooding is forecast.
For the Horse Creek...including Arcadia at SR 72...Moderate flooding
is forecast.


Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive
cars through flooded areas.

Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

Additional information is available at

The next statement will be issued Thursday morning at 1145 AM EDT.


843 PM EDT Wed Oct 5 2022


* WHAT...Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
  This approaches the flood of record.

* WHERE...Myakka River At Myakka River State Park.

* WHEN...Until further notice.

* IMPACTS...At 10.6 feet, The walkway to the river gage floods.

  - At 8:00 PM EDT Wednesday the stage was 10.6 feet.
  - Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours
    ending at 8:00 PM EDT Wednesday was 11.1 feet.
  - Forecast...The river is expected to fall to 9.1 feet Saturday
  - Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
  - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of
    10.6 feet on 03/22/1998.


                  Fld   Observed        Forecasts (8 pm EDT)
Location          Stg   Stg   Day/Time  Thu   Fri   Sat   Sun   Mon

Myakka River
Myakka River Stat 7.0   10.6  Wed 8 pm  10.1  9.6   9.1   8.7   8.3


LAT...LON 2726 8226 2715 8234 2715 8238 2731 8226


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