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WGUS86 KOTX 290028  
FLSOTX  
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA  
528 PM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS AND LAKES  
IN IDAHO...  
 
LAKE COEUR D ALENE AFFECTING KOOTENAI AND BENEWAH COUNTIES  
 
...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.  
 

 
 
WAC063-300028-  
/O.CON.KOTX.FL.W.0014.000000T0000Z-170405T0111Z/  
/SPOW1.1.RS.170318T1655Z.170322T0330Z.170404T1311Z.NR/  
528 PM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE SPOKANE RIVER AT SPOKANE.  
* UNTIL TUESDAY APRIL 04.  
* AT 4:45 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 27.81 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 27.00 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND WILL CONTINUE.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD  
STAGE NEXT TUESDAY.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4761 11704 4764 11747 4775 11754 4772 11705 4761 11704  
 
 
* AT 29.0 FEET...FLOODING OF PEACEFUL VALLEY, RIVERFRONT PARK, AND  
THE HARBOR ISLAND AREA IS LIKELY. SECTIONS OF CENTENNIAL TRAIL WILL  
BE INUNDATED.  
* 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.  
 

 
 
IDC009-300028-  
/O.CON.KOTX.FL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/SJMI1.3.RS.170315T1956Z.170320T0645Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
528 PM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE ST JOE RIVER AT ST MARIES.  
* UNTIL WEDNESDAY APRIL 5TH.  
* AT 4:30 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 34.02 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 32.50 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND WILL CONTINUE.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO SEE ANOTHER SMALL RISE FOLLOWING  
A RAIN EVENT OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS. THE NEXT CREST IS EXPECTED TO BE  
NEAR 34.9 FEET BY LATE FRIDAY MORNING...THEN BEGIN FALLING.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4701 11627 4717 11663 4728 11668 4740 11665 4735 11632  
 
 
* AT 36.5 FEET...EXTENSIVE LOWLAND FLOODING WILL OCCUR ALONG THE ST  
JOE AND ST MARIES RIVER VALLEYS. HOMES ALONG HIGHWAY 3 BETWEEN  
DELPHI LANE AND GOOSEHAVEN DR WILL BE SURROUNDED BY WATER. THE  
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE IGA PARKING LOT WILL BE FLOODED AND  
APPROACHING ZIP'S DRIVETHROUGH. THE CORNER OF 1ST AND RIVERSIDE  
WILL BE FLOODED, WATER WILL BE AROUND THE BUILDING EAST OF 1ST  
STREET, AND RIVERSIDE WILL AVE BE FLOODED AT THE HIGHWAY 3  
UNDERCROSSING. PARKING LOTS AT HIGHWAY 3 AND MILWAUKEE RD WILL BE  
FLOODED.  
* AT 36.0 FEET...EXTENSIVE LOWLAND FLOODING IS LIKELY. SOME SECTIONS  
OF THE ST JOE RIVER ROAD MAY BE INUNDATED. WATER WILL APPROACH THE  
FLOOD GATES IN THE LEVEE AT THE AQUA PARK.  
* 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.  
 

 
 
IDC009-055-290058-  
/O.CAN.KOTX.FL.W.0013.000000T0000Z-170329T0730Z/  
/COEI1.1.RS.170318T2330Z.170322T0215Z.170328T2045Z.NO/  
528 PM PDT TUE MAR 28 2017  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR  
THE LAKE COEUR D ALENE .  
* AT 4:30 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 2132.97 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 2133.00 FEET.  
* FELL BELOW FLOOD STAGE AT 1:45 PM TUESDAY.  
* FORECAST...THE LAKE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO FALL TO 2132 FEET  
BY THURSDAY MORNING.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4773 11694 4771 11656 4733 11667 4730 11696 4773 11694  
 
 
* AT 2134.8 FEET...AT THIS STAGE, FERNAN CREEK MAY BEGIN FLOWING FROM  
COEUR D'ALENE LAKE INTO FERNAN LAKE.  
* AT 2134.8 FEET...THE COUER D'ALENE RESORT BOARDWALK, INDEPENDENCE  
POINT DOCKS, AND THE 3RD STREET BOAT LAUNCH AND PARKING LOT WILL BE  
PARTIALLY FLOODED. CITY BEACH AND THE CITY BEACH PARKING AREA WILL  
BE PARTIALLY FLOODED. SEVERAL RECREATIONAL PICNIC AREAS, DOCKS, AND  
CAMPSITES AROUND THE LAKE AND ALONG THE CHAIN LAKES WILL BETWEEN  
HARRISON AND CATALDO WILL BE FLOODED. BUSINESSES AT THE CORNER OF  
10TH STREET AND LAKESHORE DRIVE IN COEUR D'ALENE MAY HAVE FLOODED  
PARKING LOTS AND WATER APPROACHING THEIR BUILDINGS.  
* AT 2134.7 FEET...THE BOARDWALK THAT PARALLELS BELLERIVE LANE ON THE  
SPOKANE RIVER IN COEUR D'ALENE MAY BE SUBMERGED AND THE DOCKS MAY  
BE INACCESSIBLE.  
* AT 2134.4 FEET...SQUAW BAY ROAD AT NEACHEN BAY AND BLUE LAKE ROAD  
NEAR SPRINGSTON BRIDGE IN HARRISON MAY BE FLOODED AT THIS STAGE.  
FLOODING MAY ALSO OCCUR AT THIS STAGE ON BLACK ROCK ROAD EAST OF  
HIGHWAY 3, LAKE ROAD, THOMPSON LAKE ROAD, WILLOW CREEK ROAD AND  
EVANS CREEK ROAD.  
* AT 2134.0 FEET...HARBOR ISLAND MAY BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE MINOR  
FLOODING. WATER MAY BEGIN TO COVER LOFFS BAY ROAD AT LOFFS BAY.  
* AT 2133.5 FEET...LOW AREAS AT CAMPGROUND ON WOLF LODGE BAY ROAD,  
NEAR I-90 AND HIGHWAY 97, MAY BEGIN TO FLOOD.  
* AT 2133.0 FEET...IF THERE ARE WAVES OR BOAT WAKES THERE MAY BE SOME  
MINOR FLOODING OF RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AROUND THE  
LAKE. FLOODING OF LOWLAND AREAS AND SOME SECONDARY ROADS ADJACENT  
TO ROUTE 3 IS LIKELY, INCLUDING KILLARNEY LAKE ROAD, BULL RUN ROAD,  
RAINEY HILL ROAD, MEDIMONT ROAD, AND RIVER ROAD BETWEEN HIGHWAY 3  
AND TAMARACK RIDGE ROAD. LOFFS BAY ROAD AT MICA CREEK MAY ALSO  
BEGIN TO FLOOD.  
 

 
 
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