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Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:10 PM MDT Mar. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
a dam floodgate release in...
south central Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...
western Franklin County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 115 PM MDT Saturday

* at 115 PM MDT Thursday, emergency management reported high inflows
into The Bear river due to snowmelt and runoff have necessitated
dam releases at Soda Springs and Grace. As a result, minor
flooding along streams and across fields and low lying areas is
expected along The Bear river from west of Niter, to Thatcher, to
Riverdale and Preston, southward to the Idaho Utah border. Thus
far, reports from emergency management indicate The Bear river
near Thatcher is at full capacity, with only minor extension of
water into low lying fields. Additional flooding will remain
possible over the next several days as high flows from the
upstream dams continue. In addition, elevated flows due to
snowmelt and runoff on the cub river near Franklin and Whitney may
result in minor flooding.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Preston, Franklin, Oneida Narrows Reservoir, Thatcher, Weston,
Whitney and Riverdale.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams.
Water levels can rise rapidly and sweep children away.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or
ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is
imminent. Continue to monitor for further updates and statements
from the National Weather Service.


Lat... Lon 4214 11199 4220 11190 4222 11180 4232 11174
      4241 11177 4246 11180 4255 11182 4255 11175
      4249 11175 4244 11170 4235 11168 4229 11170
      4222 11175 4218 11176 4215 11180 4207 11177
      4200 11176 4200 11198


Ksmith/Huston


1111 am MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

... Flood Watch now in effect through Saturday afternoon...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of central Idaho, eastern Idaho, south central Idaho,
and southeast Idaho, including the following areas, in central
Idaho, big and little Wood River region, Lost
River/pahsimeroi, and Sawtooth Mountains. In eastern Idaho,
upper snake Highlands. In south central Idaho, eastern Magic
Valley. In southeast Idaho, Cache Valley/Idaho portion,
Caribou Highlands, south Central Highlands, and Wasatch
mountains/Idaho portion.

* Through Saturday afternoon

* excessive snowmelt along with rain, mainly below 7000 feet.

* Warm temperatures and periods of lower elevation rain will
enhance snowmelt across the region resulting in areas of low
land flooding. Water over roads and flooding near homes is
possible. Areas near creeks and streams may be especially
vulnerable to runoff flooding. Periods of rain below 6500 feet
is expected tonight through Saturday morning as well as Sunday
night and Monday which will exacerbate runoff issues in the
lower elevations.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:10 PM MDT Mar. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
a dam floodgate release in...
south central Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...
western Franklin County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 115 PM MDT Saturday

* at 115 PM MDT Thursday, emergency management reported high inflows
into The Bear river due to snowmelt and runoff have necessitated
dam releases at Soda Springs and Grace. As a result, minor
flooding along streams and across fields and low lying areas is
expected along The Bear river from west of Niter, to Thatcher, to
Riverdale and Preston, southward to the Idaho Utah border. Thus
far, reports from emergency management indicate The Bear river
near Thatcher is at full capacity, with only minor extension of
water into low lying fields. Additional flooding will remain
possible over the next several days as high flows from the
upstream dams continue. In addition, elevated flows due to
snowmelt and runoff on the cub river near Franklin and Whitney may
result in minor flooding.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Preston, Franklin, Oneida Narrows Reservoir, Thatcher, Weston,
Whitney and Riverdale.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams.
Water levels can rise rapidly and sweep children away.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or
ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is
imminent. Continue to monitor for further updates and statements
from the National Weather Service.


Lat... Lon 4214 11199 4220 11190 4222 11180 4232 11174
      4241 11177 4246 11180 4255 11182 4255 11175
      4249 11175 4244 11170 4235 11168 4229 11170
      4222 11175 4218 11176 4215 11180 4207 11177
      4200 11176 4200 11198


Ksmith/Huston


1111 am MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

... Flood Watch now in effect through Saturday afternoon...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of central Idaho, eastern Idaho, south central Idaho,
and southeast Idaho, including the following areas, in central
Idaho, big and little Wood River region, Lost
River/pahsimeroi, and Sawtooth Mountains. In eastern Idaho,
upper snake Highlands. In south central Idaho, eastern Magic
Valley. In southeast Idaho, Cache Valley/Idaho portion,
Caribou Highlands, south Central Highlands, and Wasatch
mountains/Idaho portion.

* Through Saturday afternoon

* excessive snowmelt along with rain, mainly below 7000 feet.

* Warm temperatures and periods of lower elevation rain will
enhance snowmelt across the region resulting in areas of low
land flooding. Water over roads and flooding near homes is
possible. Areas near creeks and streams may be especially
vulnerable to runoff flooding. Periods of rain below 6500 feet
is expected tonight through Saturday morning as well as Sunday
night and Monday which will exacerbate runoff issues in the
lower elevations.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.