551  
WGUS83 KBIS 271802  
FLSBIS  
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND  
102 PM CDT THU APR 27 2017  
 
...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  
SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE AFFECTING BOTTINEAU COUNTY  
WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY AFFECTING MCHENRY AND BOTTINEAU  
COUNTIES  
FOR THE SOURIS RIVER BASIN INCLUDING TOWNER...BANTRY...WESTHOPE...  
WILLOW CITY...MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND IS EXPECTED TO  
CONTINUE.  
 
. HIGH WATER ALONG THE SOURIS RIVER AND WILLOW CREEK CONTINUE TO AFFECT  
THE AREA FROM TOWNER UP THROUGH WESTHOPE AND OVER TOWARDS WILLOW CITY.  
WATER LEVELS ALONG THE SOURIS RIVER AND WILLOW CREEK CONTINUE THEIR SLOW  
FALL. HOWEVER, IT WILL STILL BE EARLY MAY BEFORE ANY OF THESE LOCATIONS  
FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE.  
 
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.  
 
A FOLLOW-UP PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED.  
 

 
 
NDC049-290002-  
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/TOWN8.2.DR.170325T1600Z.170401T1600Z.000000T0000Z.NR/  
102 PM CDT THU APR 27 2017  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 7:00 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 1455 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 1454 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO A STAGE OF 1454 FEET  
BY TOMORROW MORNING.  
* IMPACT...AT 1454 FEET...MINOR FLOOD STAGE WITH NO SIGNIFICANT  
PROBLEMS.  
 

 
 
FLD OBSERVED FORECASTS (7AM)  
LOCATION STG STG DAY/TIME FRI SAT SUN MON TUE  
 
SOURIS RIVER BASIN  
TOWNER 1454 1454.7 THU 7 AM 1454.5 1454.5 1454.5 1454.4 1454.4  
 
LAT...LON 4810 10087 4830 10050 4845 10047 4845 10037  
4821 10045 4807 10085  
 

 
 
NDC049-290001-  
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0005.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/BANN8.2.DR.170402T0715Z.170409T1345Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
102 PM CDT THU APR 27 2017  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR BANTRY.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 12:00 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 1440 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 1440 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL REMAIN NEAR 1440 FEET BY THIS  
AFTERNOON.  
* IMPACT...AT 1440 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 FRI SAT SUN MON TUE  
 
SOURIS RIVER BASIN  
BANTRY 1440 1440.3 THU 12 PM 1440.3 1440.3 1440.2 1440.2 1440.1  
 
LAT...LON 4875 10088 4875 10080 4852 10039 4845 10037  
4845 10047 4860 10076  
 

 
 
NDC009-290001-  
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0006.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/WSTN8.3.SM.170330T2352Z.170409T0800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
102 PM CDT THU APR 27 2017  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 12:00 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 1418 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 1414 FEET.  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL REMAIN NEAR 1418 FEET THROUGH THIS  
AFTERNOON.  
* IMPACT...AT 1418 FEET...REFUGE AREA FLOODS. THE CITY OF WESTHOPE IS  
ON HIGH GROUND AND DOES NOT FLOOD. ROAD TO GAGE IS IMPASSABLE.  
ACCESS TO DAM #357 IS OK BELOW 16 FEET.  
 

 
 
FLD OBSERVED FORECASTS (7AM)  
LOCATION STG STG DAY/TIME FRI SAT SUN MON TUE  
 
SOURIS RIVER BASIN  
WESTHOPE 1414 1418.2 THU 12 PM 1418.0 1417.7 1417.5 1417.2 1417.0  
 
LAT...LON 4900 10099 4900 10093 4886 10090 4875 10080  
4875 10088 4890 10099  
 

 
 
NDC009-049-290001-  
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0007.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/WLCN8.1.SM.170329T2237Z.170403T0615Z.000000T0000Z.NR/  
102 PM CDT THU APR 27 2017  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 12:00 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 1443 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 1442 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL REMAIN NEAR 1443 FEET THROUGH THIS  
AFTERNOON.  
* IMPACT...AT 1443 FEET...OVERFLOW OCCURS ON LEFT BANK.  
 

 
 
FLD OBSERVED FORECASTS (7AM)  
LOCATION STG STG DAY/TIME FRI SAT SUN MON TUE  
 
SOURIS RIVER BASIN  
WILLOW CITY 1442 1443.0 THU 12 PM 1443.0 1442.8 1442.7 1442.6 1442.4  
 
LAT...LON 4858 10055 4865 10039 4869 10002 4855 10002  
4861 10037 4854 10049  
 

 
 
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