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Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 1:28 PM MDT on March 23, 2017

Expires 2:00 PM EDT on March 24, 2017


The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a

* flood advisory for...
a dam floodgate release in...
south central Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...
western Franklin County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 115 PM MDT Friday

* at 115 PM MDT, emergency management reported high inflows into The
Bear river due to snowmelt and runoff have necessitated dam
releases at Soda Springs and Grace. As a result, minor flooding
along streams and across fields and low lying areas is expected
along The Bear river from west of Niter, to Thatcher, to Riverdale
and Preston, southward to the Idaho Utah border. In addition,
elevated flows due to snowmelt and runoff on the cub river near
Franklin and Whitney may result in minor flooding.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Preston, Franklin, Oneida Narrows Reservoir, Thatcher, Weston,
Whitney and Riverdale.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams.
Water levels can rise rapidly and sweep children away.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or
ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is
imminent. Continue to monitor for further updates and statements
from the National Weather Service.


Lat... Lon 4214 11199 4220 11190 4222 11180 4232 11174
      4241 11177 4246 11180 4255 11182 4255 11175
      4249 11175 4244 11170 4235 11168 4229 11170
      4222 11175 4218 11176 4215 11180 4207 11177
      4200 11176 4200 11198


Ksmith/dmh


1151 am MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

... Flood Watch now in effect through Friday morning...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of central Idaho, eastern Idaho, south central Idaho,
and southeast Idaho, including the following areas, in central
Idaho, big and little Wood River region, Lost
River/pahsimeroi, and Sawtooth Mountains. In eastern Idaho,
upper snake Highlands. In south central Idaho, eastern Magic
Valley. In southeast Idaho, Cache Valley/Idaho portion,
Caribou Highlands, south Central Highlands, and Wasatch
mountains/Idaho portion.

* Through Friday morning

* excessive snowmelt, mainly below 7000 feet.

* Warm temperatures and periods of precipitation will continue
over areas where significant snow pack remains. Rapid snowmelt
is possible in these areas which could create significant low
land flooding. Water over roads and flooding near homes is
possible. Areas near creeks and streams may be especially
vulnerable to runoff flooding. Expect a period of rain below
6500 feet from late Friday afternoon through Saturday morning as
well which may add to the problems at low elevations.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 1:28 PM MDT on March 23, 2017

Expires 2:00 PM EDT on March 24, 2017


The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a

* flood advisory for...
a dam floodgate release in...
south central Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...
western Franklin County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 115 PM MDT Friday

* at 115 PM MDT, emergency management reported high inflows into The
Bear river due to snowmelt and runoff have necessitated dam
releases at Soda Springs and Grace. As a result, minor flooding
along streams and across fields and low lying areas is expected
along The Bear river from west of Niter, to Thatcher, to Riverdale
and Preston, southward to the Idaho Utah border. In addition,
elevated flows due to snowmelt and runoff on the cub river near
Franklin and Whitney may result in minor flooding.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Preston, Franklin, Oneida Narrows Reservoir, Thatcher, Weston,
Whitney and Riverdale.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams.
Water levels can rise rapidly and sweep children away.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or
ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is
imminent. Continue to monitor for further updates and statements
from the National Weather Service.


Lat... Lon 4214 11199 4220 11190 4222 11180 4232 11174
      4241 11177 4246 11180 4255 11182 4255 11175
      4249 11175 4244 11170 4235 11168 4229 11170
      4222 11175 4218 11176 4215 11180 4207 11177
      4200 11176 4200 11198


Ksmith/dmh


1151 am MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

... Flood Watch now in effect through Friday morning...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of central Idaho, eastern Idaho, south central Idaho,
and southeast Idaho, including the following areas, in central
Idaho, big and little Wood River region, Lost
River/pahsimeroi, and Sawtooth Mountains. In eastern Idaho,
upper snake Highlands. In south central Idaho, eastern Magic
Valley. In southeast Idaho, Cache Valley/Idaho portion,
Caribou Highlands, south Central Highlands, and Wasatch
mountains/Idaho portion.

* Through Friday morning

* excessive snowmelt, mainly below 7000 feet.

* Warm temperatures and periods of precipitation will continue
over areas where significant snow pack remains. Rapid snowmelt
is possible in these areas which could create significant low
land flooding. Water over roads and flooding near homes is
possible. Areas near creeks and streams may be especially
vulnerable to runoff flooding. Expect a period of rain below
6500 feet from late Friday afternoon through Saturday morning as
well which may add to the problems at low elevations.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




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