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

The Flood Warning continues for
the Portneuf River at Pocatello.
* At 11:31 am Thursday the stage was 9.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 10.1 feet by
early Sunday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact... at 10.0 feet... significant flooding of agricultual land
will occur from the Inkom and Blackrock area. Lowland flooding will
occur along sections of the river in Pocatello from portnuef gap to
the Cheyenne Avenue bridge and downstream of the Concrete channel
beginning at Sacajawea Park.




Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:28 PM MDT Mar. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

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


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1211 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
snowmelt in...
central Bannock County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 1215 PM MDT Friday

* at 1205 PM MDT, emergency management reported minor flooding due
to snowmelt and runoff continues. Flooding has been reported in
Red Rock Pass and Downata Hot Springs, with over 6 inches of water
flowing across a 100 yard section of south downata Road off of
Highway 91. Marsh Creek is at full capacity from McCammon to
Inkom, with lowland and agricultural flooding ongoing just south
of Inkom. Rapid creek in Inkom is also at full capacity and has
reached the bottom of the bridge at Highway 15. Several homes are
threatened along this creek, with sandbagging in progress. With
warm temperatures and rain in the forecast, flooding along creeks
and streams and across fields and low lying areas is expected to
continue and may increase over the next several days.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
McCammon, Inkom, Downey, Arimo and Virginia.

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.


Lat... Lon 4251 11212 4237 11204 4234 11214 4238 11222
      4251 11226 4265 11227 4278 11228 4282 11226
      4287 11222 4282 11216 4277 11219


Ksmith/dmh


1153 am MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
snowmelt in...
west central Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...
eastern Bannock County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 1215 PM MDT Friday

* at 1146 am MDT, high water levels and minor flooding continue in
the area from Chesterfield to pebble. At this time, roads and
homes are not affected. However, creeks and streams in the
advisory area may be at or just above bankfull, and minor flooding
in fields and low lying areas will remain possible.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Chesterfield Reservoir and Chesterfield.

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.


Lat... Lon 4286 11184 4279 11181 4273 11194 4274 11198
      4269 11200 4269 11204 4274 11203 4286 11199
      4289 11200 4291 11195 4289 11191 4288 11186


Ksmith/dmh



1151 am MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

... Flood Watch now in effect through Friday morning...

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 Friday morning

* excessive snowmelt, mainly below 7000 feet.

* Warm temperatures and periods of precipitation will continue
over areas where significant snow pack remains. Rapid snowmelt
is possible in these areas which could create significant low
land flooding. Water over roads and flooding near homes is
possible. Areas near creeks and streams may be especially
vulnerable to runoff flooding. Expect a period of rain below
6500 feet from late Friday afternoon through Saturday morning as
well which may add to the problems at low 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.




1136 am MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
snowmelt in...
northeastern Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...

* until noon MDT Friday

* at 1132 am MDT, emergency management reported minor flooding of
fields and low lying areas continues along the Highway 34 corridor
from Henry and Blackfoot Reservoir, eastward through Wayan and the
south end of Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge, to Freedom and
the Idaho Wyoming border. So far, water remains below roadways.
With warm temperatures and rain in the forecast, minor flooding
along creeks and streams and across fields and low lying areas is
likely to continue.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Wayan, Blackfoot Reservoir and Henry.

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 Eleva
* some locations that will experience flooding include...
Wayan, Blackfoot Reservoir and Henry.

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.


Lat... Lon 4301 11105 4292 11105 4292 11141 4287 11156
      4301 11157


Ksmith/dmh

Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:28 PM MDT Mar. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

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


1211 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
snowmelt in...
central Bannock County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 1215 PM MDT Friday

* at 1205 PM MDT, emergency management reported minor flooding due
to snowmelt and runoff continues. Flooding has been reported in
Red Rock Pass and Downata Hot Springs, with over 6 inches of water
flowing across a 100 yard section of south downata Road off of
Highway 91. Marsh Creek is at full capacity from McCammon to
Inkom, with lowland and agricultural flooding ongoing just south
of Inkom. Rapid creek in Inkom is also at full capacity and has
reached the bottom of the bridge at Highway 15. Several homes are
threatened along this creek, with sandbagging in progress. With
warm temperatures and rain in the forecast, flooding along creeks
and streams and across fields and low lying areas is expected to
continue and may increase over the next several days.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
McCammon, Inkom, Downey, Arimo and Virginia.

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.


Lat... Lon 4251 11212 4237 11204 4234 11214 4238 11222
      4251 11226 4265 11227 4278 11228 4282 11226
      4287 11222 4282 11216 4277 11219


Ksmith/dmh


1153 am MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
snowmelt in...
west central Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...
eastern Bannock County in southeastern Idaho...

* until 1215 PM MDT Friday

* at 1146 am MDT, high water levels and minor flooding continue in
the area from Chesterfield to pebble. At this time, roads and
homes are not affected. However, creeks and streams in the
advisory area may be at or just above bankfull, and minor flooding
in fields and low lying areas will remain possible.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Chesterfield Reservoir and Chesterfield.

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.


Lat... Lon 4286 11184 4279 11181 4273 11194 4274 11198
      4269 11200 4269 11204 4274 11203 4286 11199
      4289 11200 4291 11195 4289 11191 4288 11186


Ksmith/dmh



1151 am MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

... Flood Watch now in effect through Friday morning...

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 Friday morning

* excessive snowmelt, mainly below 7000 feet.

* Warm temperatures and periods of precipitation will continue
over areas where significant snow pack remains. Rapid snowmelt
is possible in these areas which could create significant low
land flooding. Water over roads and flooding near homes is
possible. Areas near creeks and streams may be especially
vulnerable to runoff flooding. Expect a period of rain below
6500 feet from late Friday afternoon through Saturday morning as
well which may add to the problems at low 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.




1136 am MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has extended the

* flood advisory for...
snowmelt in...
northeastern Caribou County in southeastern Idaho...

* until noon MDT Friday

* at 1132 am MDT, emergency management reported minor flooding of
fields and low lying areas continues along the Highway 34 corridor
from Henry and Blackfoot Reservoir, eastward through Wayan and the
south end of Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge, to Freedom and
the Idaho Wyoming border. So far, water remains below roadways.
With warm temperatures and rain in the forecast, minor flooding
along creeks and streams and across fields and low lying areas is
likely to continue.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Wayan, Blackfoot Reservoir and Henry.

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 Eleva
* some locations that will experience flooding include...
Wayan, Blackfoot Reservoir and Henry.

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.


Lat... Lon 4301 11105 4292 11105 4292 11141 4287 11156
      4301 11157


Ksmith/dmh