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Flood Warning

Statement as of 12:14 PM MDT on March 25, 2017

Expires 2:14 PM EDT on March 26, 2017


The Flood Warning continues for
the Portneuf River at Pocatello.
* At 12:00 PM Saturday the stage was 9.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 10.2 feet by
Friday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact... at 10.0 feet... significant flooding of agricultual land
will occur from the Inkom and Blackrock area. Lowland flooding will
occur along sections of the river in Pocatello from portnuef gap to
the Cheyenne Avenue bridge and downstream of the Concrete channel
beginning at Sacajawea Park.




Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 1:00 PM MDT on March 25, 2017

Expires 3:00 PM EDT on March 26, 2017


The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
snowmelt in...
west central Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...
eastern Bannock County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 215 PM MDT Sunday

* emergency management reported high water levels and minor flooding
in the Chesterfield to pebble area. The Portneuf River and King
Creek are at full capacity, with some water spilling over into
neighboring fields. At this time, roads and homes are not
affected. However, rivers, creeks, and streams in the advisory
area will continue to run at or just above bankfull, and minor
flooding is expected to continue in low lying areas especially
with additional rainfall expected through the weekend.

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 4286 11184 4279 11181 4273 11194 4274 11198
      4269 11200 4269 11204 4274 11203 4286 11199
      4289 11200 4291 11195 4289 11191 4288 11186


Huston



1256 PM MDT Sat Mar 25 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 Sunday

* emergency management personel 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.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Thatcher, 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.

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


Huston



1055 am MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

... Flood Watch now in effect through Sunday 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 Sunday 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 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

Statement as of 1:00 PM MDT on March 25, 2017

Expires 3:00 PM EDT on March 26, 2017


The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
snowmelt in...
west central Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...
eastern Bannock County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 215 PM MDT Sunday

* emergency management reported high water levels and minor flooding
in the Chesterfield to pebble area. The Portneuf River and King
Creek are at full capacity, with some water spilling over into
neighboring fields. At this time, roads and homes are not
affected. However, rivers, creeks, and streams in the advisory
area will continue to run at or just above bankfull, and minor
flooding is expected to continue in low lying areas especially
with additional rainfall expected through the weekend.

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 4286 11184 4279 11181 4273 11194 4274 11198
      4269 11200 4269 11204 4274 11203 4286 11199
      4289 11200 4291 11195 4289 11191 4288 11186


Huston



1256 PM MDT Sat Mar 25 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 Sunday

* emergency management personel 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.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Thatcher, 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.

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


Huston



1055 am MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

... Flood Watch now in effect through Sunday 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 Sunday 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 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.





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