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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 9:09 AM MDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Big Wood River at Hailey.
* From late tonight until further notice... or until the warning is
* At 8:00 am Wednesday the stage was 5.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Thursday morning. The
river may drop slightly below flood stage for a few hours
late Thursday and Friday, then return to near flood stage by
Saturday morning. Additional rises above 6.0 feet are expected
beginning Monday.
* Impact... at 6.7 feet... some street flooding will occur in the
lower sub-divisions in Hailey and Riverview drive in Bellevue.
Draper preserve in Hailey is inaccessible. Water will be over
some secondary roads in west Ketchum.

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

Big Wood River
Big Wood River at ha 6.0 5.7 Wed 08 am 6.0 5.7 5.9

Lat... Lon 4373 11440 4356 11436 4341 11428 4341 11423
      4374 11437

204 PM MDT Mon may 22 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
rain and snowmelt in...
Custer County in central Idaho...
Blaine County in central Idaho...
northwestern Butte County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 900 PM MDT Wednesday

* river flows will fluctuate with warming temperatures through
Wednesday, followed by cooler temperatures and a chance of rain on
Thursday and Friday. A good deal of snow remains in the mountains
that is yet to melt and run off. Emergency management officials
continue to report flood problems along the Big Wood River near
Hailey. Flooding is also occurring along Antelope Creek from
grouse toward Darlington and along the big Lost River from Leslie
to the Darlington flats. Many back country roads may still be
inundated with water or washed out and travel in those areas is
not advised.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Campers and hikers should avoid streams or creeks. Roads may become
closed due to Road damage. Do not drive around barricades.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

Lat... Lon 4488 11422 4475 11423 4475 11409 4449 11381
      4445 11345 4423 11332 4416 11301 4325 11383
      4324 11437 4333 11440 4333 11453 4381 11470
      4386 11498 4415 11502 4433 11529 4458 11531
      4476 11509 4472 11495 4480 11481 4458 11456


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