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Flood Warning
Issued: 11:48 AM MDT Mar. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
The Bear river at border.
* Until late Friday night... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 11:30 am Thursday the stage was 8.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* 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.




Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:56 AM MDT Mar. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a

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

* until 1145 am MDT Saturday

* at 1140 am MDT, emergency management and the public reported
flooding due to snowmelt and runoff continues across the advisory
area. Widespread flooding across fields and low lying areas
continues near Pegram and Ovid, and has now been reported between
Saint Charles and Fish Haven. Rising ground water has resulted in
numerous flooded basements across the advisory area, including in
Ovid and Paris. Water has flooded over secondary roads in and
around Pegram, Geneva, and between Bloomington and Saint Charles,
and flooding has surrounded at least one home near Dingle. With
precipitation in the forecast and snowmelt and runoff continuing,
flooding along creeks and streams and widespread flooding across
fields and low lying areas is expected to continue and may
increase over the next several days. Additional roads will likely
be impacted.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Montpelier, Saint Charles, Dingle, Paris, Bloomington, Bern, Ovid,
Geneva, Pegram, Border Junction and Fish Haven.

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. Continue to monitor for updates from the National Weather
Service.


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


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.




128 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a

* 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

* at 115 PM MDT, 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. 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/dmh


Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:56 AM MDT Mar. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a

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

* until 1145 am MDT Saturday

* at 1140 am MDT, emergency management and the public reported
flooding due to snowmelt and runoff continues across the advisory
area. Widespread flooding across fields and low lying areas
continues near Pegram and Ovid, and has now been reported between
Saint Charles and Fish Haven. Rising ground water has resulted in
numerous flooded basements across the advisory area, including in
Ovid and Paris. Water has flooded over secondary roads in and
around Pegram, Geneva, and between Bloomington and Saint Charles,
and flooding has surrounded at least one home near Dingle. With
precipitation in the forecast and snowmelt and runoff continuing,
flooding along creeks and streams and widespread flooding across
fields and low lying areas is expected to continue and may
increase over the next several days. Additional roads will likely
be impacted.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Montpelier, Saint Charles, Dingle, Paris, Bloomington, Bern, Ovid,
Geneva, Pegram, Border Junction and Fish Haven.

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. Continue to monitor for updates from the National Weather
Service.


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


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.




128 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a

* 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

* at 115 PM MDT, 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. 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/dmh