Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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WGUS84 KMAF 270119
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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
819 PM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016

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

  Rio Grande at Castolon affecting Brewster County
...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Texas...

  Rio Grande at Johnson Ranch affecting Brewster County
  Rio Grande at Boquillas-Rio Grande Village affecting Brewster County

The Rio Grande at Castolon has dropped below criteria now and will continue
to fall.  However, the Rio Grande at Johnson Ranch and Boquillas-Rio Grande
Village may apporoach flood stage overnight and tomorrow morning respectively.


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 tomorrow morning.

&&

TXC043-270149-
/O.CAN.KMAF.FL.W.0006.000000T0000Z-160828T1209Z/
/CSTT2.1.ER.160826T1559Z.160826T1845Z.160826T2131Z.NO/
819 PM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Rio Grande at Castolon.
* At  7PM Friday the stage was 10.5 feet (3.2 meters).
* Fell below flood stage at 16:31 PM Friday.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to 4.5 feet (1.4 meters)
  by Sunday morning.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.1 feet (4.6 meters) on
Sep 7 2014.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sun   Mon   Tue
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Castolon       13.0 15.0   10.5   Fri  7 PM   4.5   3.9   4.0   3.5

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sun   Mon   Tue
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Castolon        4.0  4.6    3.2   Fri  7 PM   1.4   1.2   1.2   1.1

&&

LAT...LON 2909 10366 2923 10358 2920 10349 2912 10340 2900 10349


$$

TXC043-271719-
/O.EXT.KMAF.FL.W.0007.000000T0000Z-160827T1845Z/
/TELT2.1.ER.160827T0520Z.160827T0600Z.160827T0645Z.NO/
819 PM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...Flood Warning extended until Saturday afternoon...The Flood
Warning continues for
  the Rio Grande at Johnson Ranch.
* until Saturday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  7PM Friday the stage was 13.4 feet (4.1 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by after midnight tomorrow and
  continue to rise to near 15.2 feet (4.6 meters) by after midnight
  tomorrow.  The river will fall below flood stage by after midnight
  tomorrow.
* Impact...At 15.0 feet (4.6 meters), flood stage is reached.
  Moderate lowland flooding begins.  Roads that lead to Cottonwood
  Campground and River Road may flood.  Stages are practically
  synonymous with the gage at Cottonwood Campground at Castolon
  (CSTT2), and therefore represent the reach from Santa Elena Canyon
  through Cottonwood Campground, where damage may occur.  Cattle also
  graze in the lowlands, and may be threatened.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.1 feet (4.6 meters) on
Jul 22 2013.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sun   Mon   Tue
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Johnson Ranch  12.0 15.0   13.4   Fri  7 PM   6.3   5.5   5.5   5.2

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sun   Mon   Tue
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Johnson Ranch   3.7  4.6    4.1   Fri  7 PM   1.9   1.7   1.7   1.6

&&

LAT...LON 2900 10349 2912 10340 2915 10312 2896 10305 2895 10338


$$

TXC043-271718-
/O.EXT.KMAF.FL.W.0008.160827T0943Z-160829T0352Z/
/BOQT2.1.ER.160827T0943Z.160827T1200Z.160827T1552Z.NO/
819 PM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016

...Flood Warning extended until Sunday evening...The Flood Warning
continues for
  the Rio Grande at Boquillas-Rio Grande Village.
* from late tonight to Sunday evening, or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At  7PM Friday the stage was 3.9 feet (1.2 meters).
* flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet (4.0 meters).
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by early tomorrow and continue to
  rise to near 14.1 feet (4.3 meters) by tomorrow morning.  The river
  will fall below flood stage by tomorrow late morning.
* Impact...At 15.0 feet (4.6 meters), the river reaches moderate flood
  stage.  Water pumps submerge.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.9 feet (4.2 meters) on
Aug 19 2016.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sun   Mon   Tue
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Boquillas-Rio  12.0 13.0    3.9   Fri  7 PM   7.8   3.6   3.5   3.2

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sat   Sun   Mon   Tue
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Boquillas-Rio   3.7  4.0    1.2   Fri  7 PM   2.4   1.1   1.1   1.0

&&

LAT...LON 2896 10305 2915 10312 2940 10294 2931 10279 2912 10292


$$

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