Flood Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1252 PM CDT SUN MAR 26 2017
 
...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North Dakota...
Souris River near Foxholm affecting Ward County
Souris River near Towner affecting McHenry County
 
For the Souris River Basin including Foxholm...Minor flooding is
occurring...and is expected to continue.
 
For the Souris River River Basin including Towner...Minor
flooding is occurring...With Moderate flooding forecast.
 
. Lake Darling outflows are holding at 1200 cubic feet per second.
As melt progresses additional changes are likely. Any changes are
highly dependent on observed and forecast temperatures and timing
of local runoff to maintain target flow of 2000 cubic feet per
second at Minot.
 
. Increased outflows from Lake Darling and snowmelt runoff from
local areas below Lake Darling is reaching the Towner area. There
is still a good amount of ice in the reach, which adds uncertainty
to the timing of the flow as it moves further downstream. Ice jams
may form as ice breaks up and moves through the system.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
Safety message...Do not drive into areas where water tops the
roadway. Turn around...Don't drown. Avoid driving on flooded roads.
 
The Flood Warning continues for
The Souris River near Foxholm.
* until further notice.
* At 12:15 PM Sunday the stage was 1573 feet.
* Flood stage is 1573 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 1573 feet by this
afternoon. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact...At 1575 feet...Rural flooding begins.
 
 
FLD OBSERVED FORECASTS (1PM)
LOCATION STG STG DAY/TIME Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
 
Souris River Basin
Foxholm 1573 1573.2 Sun 12 PM 1573.2 1573.2 1573.2 1573.2 1573.2