670  
WGUS44 KMAF 051903  
FLWMAF  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
203 PM CDT WED JUN 5 2019  
 
...FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MINOR TO MODERATE SEVERITY FOR THE  
FOLLOWING RIVERS IN TEXAS...  
RIO GRANDE AT JOHNSON RANCH AFFECTING BREWSTER COUNTY  
 
HEAVY RAINFALL FROM THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY EVENING HAS INCREASED FLOWS  
INTO THE RIO GRANDE AT JOHNSON RANCH AND DOWNSTREAM TO BOQUILLAS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO HEED FLOOD WARNINGS, AND EXERCISE CAUTION IF  
TRAVELING THROUGH THIS AREA. VEHICLE-RELATED FATALITIES ARE THE  
NUMBER ONE SOURCE OF FLOOD FATALITIES IN WEST TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO.  
IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED STRETCH OF ROADWAY, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO  
CROSS IT. YOU AND YOUR VEHICLE COULD BE SWEPT DOWNSTREAM IN RUSHING  
FLOODWATERS. TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!  
 
RIVER LEVELS ARE HIGH. RANCHERS AND FARMERS SHOULD MOVE LIVESTOCK  
AND MACHINERY OUT OF FLOOD-PRONE AREAS IF TIME PERMITS.  
 
KEEP IN MIND THAT ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACROSS THE AREA COULD  
SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGE THE PRESENT FORECAST STAGE.  
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MIDLAND  
 
THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED THIS EVENING  
 

 
 
TXC043-061102-  
/O.EXT.KMAF.FL.W.0004.000000T0000Z-190607T0000Z/  
/TELT2.2.ER.190606T0054Z.190606T0600Z.190606T1200Z.NO/  
203 PM CDT WED JUN 5 2019  
   
..FORECAST FLOODING INCREASED FROM TO SEVERITY
 
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE RIO GRANDE AT JOHNSON RANCH.  
* UNTIL THURSDAY EVENING, OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.  
* AT 1PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.6 FEET (3.2 METERS).  
* FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET (4.6 METERS).  
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE TO  
RISE TO NEAR 17.2 FEET (5.2 METERS) BY AFTER MIDNIGHT TOMORROW.  
THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW MORNING.  
* IMPACT...AT 19.0 FEET (5.8 METERS), THE RIVER REACHES MAJOR FLOOD  
STAGE. FLOODING BEGINS TO OCCUR UPSTREAM IN COTTONWOOD CAMPGROUND  
AT CASTOLON, AS STAGES AT EACH LOCATION ARE PRACTICALLY SYNONYMOUS.  
MODERATE LOWLAND FLOODING BEGINS AT THE GAGE SITE, BUT NO DAMAGE  
OCCURS. THE GAGE IS INACCESSIBLE, AS RIVER ROAD IS IMPASSABLE AT  
SEVERAL LOCATIONS.  
 
THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 17.1 FEET (5.2 METERS) ON  
JUL 26 2004.  
 

 
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (FEET):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME WED THU THU THU  
7PM 1AM 7AM 1PM  
JOHNSON RANCH 12.0 15.0 10.6 WED 1 PM 14.4 17.2 15.0 11.1  
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (METERS):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME WED THU THU THU  
7PM 1AM 7AM 1PM  
JOHNSON RANCH 3.7 4.6 3.2 WED 1 PM 4.4 5.2 4.6 3.4  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2900 10349 2912 10340 2915 10312 2896 10305 2895 10338  
 

 
 
TXC043-051933-  
/O.CAN.KMAF.FL.W.0005.000000T0000Z-190607T1825Z/  
/BOQT2.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
203 PM CDT WED JUN 5 2019  
 
* AT 1PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.4 FEET (2.0 METERS).  
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 13.0 FEET (4.0 METERS).  
* IMPACT...AT 13.0 FEET (4.0 METERS), THE RIVER REACHES MINOR FLOOD  
STAGE. WATER REACHES THE WATER PUMPS MAINTAINED BY THE PARK  
SERVICE THAT ARE USED TO WATER THE CAMPGROUNDS AND TO PROVIDE WATER  
TO THE EMPLOYEE LIVING QUARTERS. IT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR PARK  
PERSONNEL TO REMOVE THE PUMPS.  
 
THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 13.0 FEET (4.0 METERS) ON  
SEP 1 1968.  
 

 
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (FEET):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME WED THU THU THU  
7PM 1AM 7AM 1PM  
BOQUILLAS-RIO 12.0 13.0 6.4 WED 1 PM 6.0 8.6 11.2 12.6  
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (METERS):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME WED THU THU THU  
7PM 1AM 7AM 1PM  
BOQUILLAS-RIO 3.7 4.0 2.0 WED 1 PM 1.8 2.6 3.4 3.8  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2896 10305 2915 10312 2940 10294 2931 10279 2912 10292  
 

 
 
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