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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1215 PM CDT Tue May 22 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 expected in the upper
Yellowstone River of Montana late this week. That runoff will reach
the Missouri River near Williston around Memorial Day and raise
the Missouri River near Williston to a stage near 25 feet. This
will result in a rise of roughly 1.25 feet above current water levels.


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


1215 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Missouri River near Williston.
* until further notice.
* At 11:45 AM Tuesday the stage was 23.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 23.5 feet by
  after midnight tomorrow then begin falling.
* 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   Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun

Missouri River Basin
 Williston    22 23.3 Tue 12 PM  23.4   23.4   23.3   23.4   23.9

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


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