587  
WGUS86 KOTX 301239  
FLSOTX  
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA  
539 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS AND LAKES IN  
WASHINGTON...IDAHO...  
 
SPOKANE RIVER AT SPOKANE AFFECTING SPOKANE COUNTY  
ST JOE RIVER AT ST MARIES AFFECTING BENEWAH COUNTY  
 
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.  
 
NEVER DRIVE CARS...TRUCKS OR SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES THROUGH FLOODED  
AREAS. THE WATER MAY BE TOO DEEP TO ALLOW FOR SAFE PASSAGE. AS LITTLE  
AS ONE FOOT OF WATER ON THE ROAD CAN MOVE MOST VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD.  
 

 
 
WAC063-311239-  
/O.EXT.KOTX.FL.W.0014.000000T0000Z-170404T0229Z/  
/SPOW1.1.RS.170318T1655Z.170322T0330Z.170403T1429Z.NR/  
539 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017  
   
..FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MONDAY EVENING
 
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE SPOKANE RIVER AT SPOKANE.  
* UNTIL MONDAY EVENING.  
* AT 4:45 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 27.6 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 27.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE SPOKANE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY RECEDE  
AND FALL BELOW THE FLOOD STAGE OF 27 FEET ON MONDAY.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4761 11704 4764 11747 4775 11754 4772 11705 4761 11704  
 
* AT 28.0 FEET...FLOODING IN SECTIONS OF PEACEFUL VALLEY IS LIKELY.  
MINOR FLOODING ALONG UPRIVER DRIVE AND IN THE RIVERPOINT INDUSTRIAL  
AREA IS ALSO POSSIBLE.  
* AT 27.5 FEET...WATER WILL BE OVER ONE LANE OF UPRIVER DRIVE BETWEEN  
STONE AND REGAL STREETS AND ENCROACH ONTO THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD  
IN OTHER SECTIONS OF UPRIVER DRIVE BETWEEN STONE AND GRANITE  
STREETS.  
* AT 27.0 FEET...SIGNIFICANT STRETCHES OF THE CENTENNIAL TRAIL  
BETWEEN MISSION AVENUE AND GREENE STREET WILL BE INUNDATED. MINOR  
FLOODING WILL OCCUR ALONG THE RIVER'S EDGE IN PEACEFUL VALLEY PARK  
AND IN THE YARDS OF HOMES AT THE EAST END OF WATER STREET. THE  
RIVER MAY BACK UP THROUGH STORM DRAINS ONTO MAIN STREET NEAR ITS  
INTERSECTION WITH ELM STREET IN PEACEFUL VALLEY. MINOR FLOODING OF  
LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE SPOKANE RIVER VALLEY WILL OCCUR.  
* AT 25.4 FEET...SECTIONS OF THE CENTENNIAL TRAIL ALONG UPRIVER  
DRIVE, BETWEEN MISSION AVENUE AND GREENE STREET, WILL BE COVERED IN  
WATER. WATER WILL BE AT THE TRAIL'S EDGE IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS ALONG  
THIS SAME STRETCH.  
 

 
 
IDC009-311239-  
/O.EXT.KOTX.FL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-170404T2212Z/  
/SJMI1.3.RS.170315T1956Z.170320T0645Z.170404T1012Z.NO/  
539 AM PDT THU MAR 30 2017  
   
..FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL TUESDAY AFTERNOON
 
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE ST JOE RIVER AT ST MARIES.  
* UNTIL TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  
* AT 4:30 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 33.9 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 32.5 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...RAIN THAT FELL ON WEDNESDAY WILL CAUSE THE ST JOE  
RIVER TO RISE TO 34.5 FEET ON FRIDAY MORNING. THE RIVER SHOULD  
GRADUALLY RECEDE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.  
AT THIS TIME...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW THE FLOOD  
STAGE OF 32.5 FEET ON MONDAY OR TUESDAY.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4701 11627 4717 11663 4728 11668 4740 11665 4735 11632  
 
 
* AT 35.0 FEET...WATER WILL BE UP TO AQUA AVENUE IN ST MARIES.  
* AT 33.0 FEET...WATER MAY BE OVER ST JOE CITY ROAD.  
* AT 32.5 FEET...MINOR FLOODING WILL OCCUR THROUGHOUT THE LOW LYING  
AREAS OF THE ST JOE VALLEY. WATER WILL BE OBSERVED BEHIND LEVEES  
DUE TO SEEPAGE. MINOR FLOODING OF THE AQUA PARK ALONG THE RIVER'S  
EDGE. OUTBUILDINGS ALONG THE RIVER THAT ARE NOT BEHIND LEVEES MAY  
BE FLOODED.  
 

 
 
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