Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
859 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016

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

  Rio Grande at Boquillas-Rio Grande Village affecting Brewster
  County

Recent heavy rain in the area had resulted in water flowing into the drainage
basins running into the Rio Grande.  This contributed to water rising to
above flood stage at Boquillas-Rio Grande Village on the Rio Grande. Water
levels had crested and have fallen below flood stage.

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

This will be the last statement issued.

&&

TXC043-201429-
/O.CAN.KMAF.FL.W.0004.000000T0000Z-160821T1816Z/
/BOQT2.1.ER.160819T1755Z.160819T1900Z.160819T2022Z.NO/
859 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Rio Grande at Boquillas-Rio Grande Village.
* At  8AM Saturday the stage was 8.3 feet (2.5 meters).
* Fell below flood stage at 15:22 PM Friday.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet (4.0 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to 6.1 feet (1.9 meters)
  by tomorrow morning.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.0 feet (4.0 meters) on
Sep 20 2013.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Boquillas-Rio  12.0 13.0    8.3   Sat  8 AM   6.1   3.9   3.4   3.2

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Boquillas-Rio   3.7  4.0    2.5   Sat  8 AM   1.9   1.2   1.0   1.0

&&

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


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