Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
732 PM CDT WED APR 15 2015

...The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in
Texas...

  Colorado River at Colorado City 1WSW affecting Mitchell County

.This Colorado River at Colorado City has fallen below flood
stage, and will continue falling.  No further flooding is expected
at this time.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists are urged to heed flood warnings, and exercise caution if
traveling through this area.  Vehicle-related fatalities are the
number one source of flood fatalities in West Texas and New Mexico.
If you encounter a flooded stretch of roadway, do not attempt to
cross it.  You and your vehicle could be swept downstream in rushing
floodwaters.  Turn around, don`t drown!

River levels are high.  Ranchers and farmers should move livestock
and machinery out of flood-prone areas if time permits.

Keep in mind that any additional rainfall across the area could
significantly change the present forecast stage.

Additional information is available at:  www.weather.gov/midland

The next statement will be issued

&&

TXC335-160102-
/O.CAN.KMAF.FL.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150416T0732Z/
/CDCT2.1.ER.150415T0816Z.150415T1430Z.150415T2111Z.NO/
732 PM CDT WED APR 15 2015

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Colorado River at Colorado City 1WSW.
* At  6PM Wednesday the stage was 14.6 feet (4.4 meters).
* Fell below flood stage at 16:11 PM Wednesday.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to 5.6 feet (1.7 meters)
  by Friday morning.
* Impact...At 14.0 feet (4.3 meters), Minor flooding of farm and ranch
  land begins.  No buildings or other structures are threatened.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 17.7 feet (5.4 meters) on
Sep 7 1962.

&&

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Thu   Thu   Thu   Thu
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Colorado City   8.0 15.0   14.6   Wed  6 PM  10.6   9.0   7.9   6.8

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Thu   Thu   Thu   Thu
                                                1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM
  Colorado City   2.4  4.6    4.4   Wed  6 PM   3.2   2.7   2.4   2.1

&&

LAT...LON 3238 10099 3255 10085 3243 10081 3209 10067 3209 10088


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