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WGUS86 KOTX 282002  
FLSOTX  
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE, WA  
102 PM PDT SUN MAY 28 2017  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS AND LAKES IN  
WASHINGTON...  
OKANOGAN RIVER NEAR TONASKET AFFECTING OKANOGAN COUNTY  
 
WARM TEMPERATURES WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK  
LEADING TO MORE SNOW MELT AND INCREASING RIVER LEVELS. MODERATE  
FLOODING IS POSSIBLE BY MIDWEEK.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
WAC047-292002-  
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/TONW1.2.SM.170523T1530Z.170603T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
102 PM PDT SUN MAY 28 2017  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE OKANOGAN RIVER NEAR TONASKET.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 12:15 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 15.72 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 15.00 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS POSSIBLE  
BY THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO RISE ABOVE  
17 FEET BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THEN BEGIN FALLING.  
 

 
 
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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