Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 061654
FLSBIS
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1154 AM CDT WED MAY 6 2015

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North
Dakota...

  Souris River near Towner affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Bantry affecting McHenry County
For the Souris River Basin including Towner...Bantry...Minor flooding
is occurring and is expected to continue.

.Widespread rainfall Wednesday will not likely have either the rate or
amounts needed to exceed the ability of dry surface soils to absorb
moisture. This means that expected rainfall will not significantly
affect the established trend of lower water levels expected along
the Souris River in the Towner and Bantry areas. Bantry should fall
below flood stage by early Saturday with Towner falling below flood
stage over the weekend.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


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


&&

NDC049-092054-
/O.EXT.KBIS.FL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150510T0000Z/
/TOWN8.2.DR.150401T0600Z.150421T2100Z.150508T1200Z.NO/
1154 AM CDT WED MAY 6 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Towner.
* until Saturday evening.
* At 11:00 AM Tuesday the stage was 52.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 52.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  Friday morning.
* Impact...At 53.0 feet...No significant flood problems.

&&


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

Souris River Basin
 Towner       52 52.8 Tue 11 AM  52.3   52.0   51.6   51.2   50.7


LAT...LON 4810 10087 4830 10050 4845 10047 4845 10037
      4821 10045 4807 10085



$$

NDC049-090600-
/O.EXT.KBIS.FL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150509T0600Z/
/BANN8.2.DR.150401T1500Z.150429T0645Z.150508T1800Z.NO/
1154 AM CDT WED MAY 6 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Bantry.
* until late Friday night.
* At 11:00 AM Wednesday the stage was 11.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Impact...At 11.5 feet...Water begins crossing the road several
  hundred feet to the left of the bridge. No towns or major roads are
  flooded.

&&


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

Souris River Basin
 Bantry       11 11.6 Wed 11 AM  11.4   11.1   10.6   10.2    9.8



LAT...LON 4875 10088 4875 10080 4852 10039 4845 10037
      4845 10047 4860 10076



$$



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