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WGUS86 KOTX 271946  
FLSOTX  
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA  
1246 PM PDT SAT MAY 27 2017  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS AND LAKES IN  
WASHINGTON...  
OKANOGAN RIVER NEAR TONASKET AFFECTING OKANOGAN COUNTY  
 
...THE RETURN OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES TO THE REGION WILL  
INCREASE SNOW MELT AND CAUSE ADDITIONAL RISES ON THE OKANOGAN  
RIVER...  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT:  
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=OTX  
 
THE SPRING SNOW MELT RUNOFF IN LAKES AND RIVERS IS DANGEROUSLY COLD  
AND CAN BE LIFE THREATENING FOR THOSE THAT COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE  
WATER. TAKE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS.  
 
BE AWARE OF LARGE DEBRIS IN THE RIVER. HIGH WATER LEVELS CAN PUSH  
LOGS AND OTHER LARGE DEBRIS INTO THE RIVER...INCREASING THE DANGER TO  
PEOPLE AND BOATS.  
 

 
 
WAC047-281946-  
/O.CON.KOTX.FL.W.0023.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/TONW1.2.SM.170523T1530Z.170603T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
1246 PM PDT SAT MAY 27 2017  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE OKANOGAN RIVER NEAR TONASKET.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 12:15 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 15.93 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 15.00 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH  
MONDAY TO NEAR 15.2 FT, AND THEN FORECAST TO RISE AGAIN BY  
MONDAY NIGHT AND POSSIBLY CONTINUE FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4895 11945 4893 11932 4825 11951 4832 11968 4895 11945  
 
* AT 17.0 FEET...LOW LYING FIELDS AND PASTURE LAND IN THE FLOOD  
PLAIN ALONG THE OKANOGAN RIVER VALLEY, FROM OROVILLE TO OKANOGAN,  
WILL BE FLOODED. SOME HOMES NEAR THE RIVER IN OKANOGAN MAY  
EXPERIENCE SOME BASEMENT FLOODING FROM SEEPAGE. WATER WILL BE  
BETWEEN THE RAILROAD AND HIGHWAY 97 NEAR CORDELL, SOUTH OF  
OROVILLE. WATER WILL BE AGAINST THE SHOULDER OF OMAK RIVER ROAD  
ACROSS FROM WANACUT CREEK.  
* AT 16.0 FEET...PASTURE LAND BETWEEN RODEO TRACK ROAD AND BENTON  
STREET, ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE RIVER NEAR OMAK, WILL BEGIN TO  
FLOOD.  
* AT 15.0 FEET...MINOR FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AREAS IS LIKELY BETWEEN  
OROVILLE AND TONASKET.  
 

 
 
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