Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
824 PM CDT TUE SEP 30 2014

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

  Rio Grande below Presidio 5SE affecting Presidio County
...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Texas...

  Rio Grande at Presidio International Bridge affecting Presidio
  County

Releases from Luis Leon Reservoir continue to slow leading to falling
river levels on the Rio Grande at Presidio. The river should drop below
flood stage at the International Bridge tomorrow but elevated flow is
forecast to continue through the week.

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

&&

TXC377-011724-
/O.EXT.KMAF.FL.W.0016.000000T0000Z-141002T0100Z/
/PRST2.1.ER.140920T2155Z.140926T2200Z.141001T1300Z.NO/
824 PM CDT TUE SEP 30 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Rio Grande at Presidio International Bridge.
* until Wednesday evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8PM Tuesday the stage was 16.2 feet (4.9 meters).
* flooding is occurring and  flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.5 feet (4.7 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  tomorrow morning.
* Impact...At 15.5 feet (4.7 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and flooding between the levees occurs.  No damage to
  structures is expected.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.5 feet (4.7 meters) on
Sep 20 2014.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio Inter 12.0 15.5   16.2   Tue  8 PM  13.6  13.0  12.6  12.3

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio Inter  3.7  4.7    4.9   Tue  8 PM   4.1   4.0   3.8   3.7

&&

LAT...LON 2951 10446 2963 10437 2961 10430 2945 10435 2949 10443


$$

TXC377-010154-
/O.CAN.KMAF.FL.W.0032.000000T0000Z-141001T0600Z/
/PRDT2.1.ER.140926T1303Z.140926T1500Z.140930T1830Z.NO/
824 PM CDT TUE SEP 30 2014

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Rio Grande below Presidio 5SE.
* At  8PM Tuesday the stage was 8.7 feet (2.6 meters).
* Fell below flood stage at 13:30 PM Tuesday.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet (2.7 meters).
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to 7.0 feet (2.1 meters)
  by Thursday morning.
* Impact...At 9.0 feet (2.7 meters), the river reaches minor flood
  stage, and low lying areas begin to flood.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 9.4 feet (2.9 meters) on
Sep 23 2014.

&&

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio 5SE    8.0  9.0    8.7   Tue  8 PM   7.0   6.7   6.5   6.4

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

                   Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat
                                                7AM   7AM   7AM   7AM
  Presidio 5SE    2.4  2.7    2.6   Tue  8 PM   2.1   2.0   2.0   2.0

&&

LAT...LON 2945 10435 2961 10430 2959 10425 2937 10394 2923 10401


$$

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