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Flood Warning
Issued: 10:38 PM MDT Mar. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
The Bear river at border.
* At 9:30 PM Wednesday the stage was 8.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring.
* Forecast... the river will slowly fall to below flood stage through
Thursday morning.
* Impact... at 8.6 feet... extensive flooding of lowlands and pasture
along the river will occur. Water around one foot deep will cover a
portion of Pegram Road just north of Pegram. Driveway access will
be cut off to some low lying homes next to the river near Dingle.




                       Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Thu Fri Sat

Bear River
Bear River at border 8.6 8.6 Wed 09 PM 8.1 8.1 7.7




Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
Issued: 2:44 PM MDT Mar. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues 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 Friday afternoon.

* Excessive snowmelt along with rainfall.

* Above freezing temperatures and moderate to heavy rainfall
tonight through Friday will continue snowmelt across the watch
area. Rain on top of snow will further increase the risk of
runoff and flooding in lower elevations starting tonight and
continuing through Friday.

* Water was beginning to flow over the magic dam spillway with
downstream flows on the Big Wood River across Lincoln County
expected to reach upwards of 5000 cfs around midnight tonight.
At 5300 cfs, floodwaters will spread downstream from the
Reservoir along the Big Wood River reaching within one foot of
Highway 75. The flooding is expected to be similar to the event
that occurred in 2006.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Individuals living near the Big Wood River downstream of the magic
dam should be alert to possible flooding.

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.




1247 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
snowmelt in...
southeastern Bear Lake County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 245 PM MDT Friday

* emergency management and the public reported flooding in The Bear
lake area due to snowmelt and runoff. Widespread flooding across
fields and low lying areas continues near Pegram, Ovid, Saint
Charles and Fish Haven. Rising ground water has resulted in
numerous flooded basements across the advisory area, particularly
in Ovid and Paris. Water has flooded secondary roads in and around
Pegram, Geneva, and between Bloomington and Saint Charles.
Flooding has also surrounded at least one home near Dingle.
Additional lowland rainfall is expected Wednesday night and
Thursday which will likely exacerbate ongoing flooding conditions.

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.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


Lat... Lon 4209 11105 4210 11116 4215 11127 4217 11136
      4200 11140 4200 11146 4223 11144 4230 11142
      4235 11138 4236 11129 4236 11117 4242 11105
      4229 11104


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1230 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

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 Friday

* emergency management personnel reported high inflows into the
Alexander Reservoir near Soda Springs due to snowmelt and runoff
which has necessitated dam releases. As a result, minor flooding
of low lying areas is expected along The Bear river downstream
from west of Niter to Thatcher, and from Riverdale south to the
Utah border. 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.

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.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


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


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Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
Issued: 2:44 PM MDT Mar. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues 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 Friday afternoon.

* Excessive snowmelt along with rainfall.

* Above freezing temperatures and moderate to heavy rainfall
tonight through Friday will continue snowmelt across the watch
area. Rain on top of snow will further increase the risk of
runoff and flooding in lower elevations starting tonight and
continuing through Friday.

* Water was beginning to flow over the magic dam spillway with
downstream flows on the Big Wood River across Lincoln County
expected to reach upwards of 5000 cfs around midnight tonight.
At 5300 cfs, floodwaters will spread downstream from the
Reservoir along the Big Wood River reaching within one foot of
Highway 75. The flooding is expected to be similar to the event
that occurred in 2006.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Individuals living near the Big Wood River downstream of the magic
dam should be alert to possible flooding.

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.




1247 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
snowmelt in...
southeastern Bear Lake County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 245 PM MDT Friday

* emergency management and the public reported flooding in The Bear
lake area due to snowmelt and runoff. Widespread flooding across
fields and low lying areas continues near Pegram, Ovid, Saint
Charles and Fish Haven. Rising ground water has resulted in
numerous flooded basements across the advisory area, particularly
in Ovid and Paris. Water has flooded secondary roads in and around
Pegram, Geneva, and between Bloomington and Saint Charles.
Flooding has also surrounded at least one home near Dingle.
Additional lowland rainfall is expected Wednesday night and
Thursday which will likely exacerbate ongoing flooding conditions.

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.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


Lat... Lon 4209 11105 4210 11116 4215 11127 4217 11136
      4200 11140 4200 11146 4223 11144 4230 11142
      4235 11138 4236 11129 4236 11117 4242 11105
      4229 11104


Rs


1230 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

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 Friday

* emergency management personnel reported high inflows into the
Alexander Reservoir near Soda Springs due to snowmelt and runoff
which has necessitated dam releases. As a result, minor flooding
of low lying areas is expected along The Bear river downstream
from west of Niter to Thatcher, and from Riverdale south to the
Utah border. 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.

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.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


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


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