Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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WGUS84 KTSA 260127
FLSTSA
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
827 PM CDT WED MAR 25 2015


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

  Illinois River near Watts affecting Adair County.

  Illinois River near Tahlequah affecting Cherokee County.

OKC001-260927-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FL.W.0002.150326T1419Z-150327T1742Z/
/WTTO2.1.ER.150326T1419Z.150327T0000Z.150327T1142Z.NO/
827 PM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

...Flood Warning extended until Friday afternoon...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The Illinois River near Watts.
* from Thursday morning to Friday afternoon, or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At  7:00 PM Wednesday, the stage was  3.75 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Illinois River near Watts is expected to rise above
  flood stage late Thursday morning and continue to rise to near 16.9
  feet by Thursday evening. The river is expected to fall below flood
  stage Friday morning.
* Impact...At 17.0 feet, moderate flooding occurs from the Arkansas
  border to Chewey Bridge. Farmlands and permanent campgrounds are
  affected. A few cabins in the Fidlers Bend area may have minor
  flooding.

&&

LAT...LON 3619 9478 3611 9478 3607 9453 3615 9453

$$

OKC021-260927-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FL.W.0003.150327T0508Z-150328T2334Z/
/TALO2.1.ER.150327T0508Z.150328T0000Z.150328T1734Z.NO/
827 PM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

...Flood Warning extended until Saturday evening...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The Illinois River near Tahlequah.
* from late Thursday night to Saturday evening, or until the warning
  is cancelled.
* At  7:00 PM Wednesday, the stage was  6.40 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Illinois River near Tahlequah is expected to rise
  above flood stage Friday before dawn  and continue to rise to near
  13.9 feet by Friday evening. The river is expected to fall below
  flood stage early Saturday afternoon.
* Impact...At 14.0 feet, moderate flooding occurs from Chewey Bridge
  downstream towards Tahlequah. Access roads east of the Combs Bridge
  near Eagles Bluff will be impassable. Extreme turbulence makes the
  river too hazardous for floating.

&&

LAT...LON 3604 9498 3573 9498 3573 9487 3617 9472 3617 9485

$$



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