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Flood Warning
Issued: 5:28 PM PDT Mar. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the St Joe river at St Maries.
* Until Wednesday April 5th.
* At 4:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 34.02 feet.
* Flood stage is 32.50 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and will continue.
* Forecast... the river is expected to see another small rise following
a rain event over the next 48 hours. The next crest is expected to be
near 34.9 feet by late Friday morning... then begin falling.


Lat... Lon 4701 11627 4717 11663 4728 11668 4740 11665 4735 11632


* at 36.5 feet... extensive lowland flooding will occur along the St
Joe and St Maries river valleys. Homes along Highway 3 between
Delphi Lane and goosehaven Dr will be surrounded by water. The
southwest corner of the iga parking lot will be flooded and
approaching zip's drivethrough. The corner of 1st and Riverside
will be flooded, water will be around the building east of 1st
street, and Riverside will Ave be flooded at the Highway 3
undercrossing. Parking lots at Highway 3 and Milwaukee Rd will be
flooded.
* At 36.0 feet... extensive lowland flooding is likely. Some sections
of the St Joe River Road may be inundated. Water will approach the
flood gates in the levee at the Aqua Park.
* At 35.0 feet... water will be up to Aqua Avenue in St Maries.
* At 33.0 feet... water may be over St Joe city Road.
* At 32.5 feet... minor flooding will occur throughout the low lying
areas of the St Joe valley. Water will be observed behind levees
due to seepage. Minor flooding of the Aqua Park along the river's
edge. Outbuildings along the river that are not behind levees may
be flooded.





1154 am PDT Sat Mar 25 2017

... Flood Warning now in effect until Tuesday afternoon...
the Flood Warning continues for
the lake Coeur D Alene .
* Until Tuesday afternoon.
* At 10:30 am Saturday the stage was 2133.93 feet.
* Flood stage is 2133.00 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and will continue.
* Forecast... the river is expected to continue to fall to below flood
stage by early Tuesday morning.


Lat... Lon 4773 11694 4771 11656 4733 11667 4730 11696 4773 11694


* at 2134.8 feet... at this stage, fernan creek may begin flowing from
Coeur D'Alene Lake into Fernan Lake.
* At 2134.8 feet... the couer d'alene resort boardwalk, Independence
Point docks, and the 3rd street boat launch and parking lot will be
partially flooded. City beach and the city beach parking area will
be partially flooded. Several recreational picnic areas, docks, and
campsites around the lake and along the Chain Lakes will between
Harrison and Cataldo will be flooded. Businesses at the corner of
10th street and Lakeshore drive in Coeur D'Alene may have flooded
parking lots and water approaching their buildings.
* At 2134.7 feet... the boardwalk that parallels Bellerive Lane on the
Spokane river in Coeur D'Alene may be submerged and the docks may
be inaccessible.
* At 2134.4 feet... Squaw Bay Road at neachen Bay and Blue Lake Road
near Springston bridge in Harrison may be flooded at this stage.
Flooding may also occur at this stage on Black Rock Road east of
Highway 3, Lake Road, Thompson Lake Road, Willow Creek Road and
Evans Creek Road.
* At 2134.0 feet... Harbor Island may begin to experience minor
flooding. Water may begin to cover Loffs Bay Road at Loffs Bay.
* At 2133.5 feet... low areas at campground on Wolf Lodge Bay Road,
near I-90 and highgway 97, may begin to flood.
* At 2133.0 feet... if there are waves or boat wakes there may be some
minor flooding of residential and commercial property around the
lake. Flooding of lowland areas and some secondary roads adjacent
to Route 3 is likely, including Killarney Lake Road, Bull Run Road,
Rainey Hill Road, Medimont Road, and River Road between Highway 3
and Tamarack Ridge Road. Loffs Bay Road at Mica creek may also
begin to flood.






Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 12:37 PM PDT Mar. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through Friday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Idaho and Washington, including
the following counties, in Idaho, Benewah, Bonner, boundary,
Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone. In
Washington, Asotin, Pend Oreille, Spokane, and Stevens.

* From late tonight through Friday morning

* moderate to heavy rain is forecast to start tonight and linger
through Wednesday. Additional rainfall amounts with the incoming
system will range between 0.50 and 1.20 inches with locally
higher amounts in the Blue Mountains and Camas Prairie.
Temperatures will be mild contributing to snow melt on mid
slopes and northern valleys. The rain combined with snow melt
will create the potential for several inches of runoff.

* Water tables are running high from the last few weeks of wet
weather and snow melt. Localized field flooding is already
occurring and is likely to worsen. Small streams and creeks will
see increased flows. This includes the little Spokane river
which is forecast to rise close to minor flood stage Thursday
afternoon. Saturated grounds will also lead to potential
mudslides in steep terrain.


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.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 12:37 PM PDT Mar. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through Friday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Idaho and Washington, including
the following counties, in Idaho, Benewah, Bonner, boundary,
Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone. In
Washington, Asotin, Pend Oreille, Spokane, and Stevens.

* From late tonight through Friday morning

* moderate to heavy rain is forecast to start tonight and linger
through Wednesday. Additional rainfall amounts with the incoming
system will range between 0.50 and 1.20 inches with locally
higher amounts in the Blue Mountains and Camas Prairie.
Temperatures will be mild contributing to snow melt on mid
slopes and northern valleys. The rain combined with snow melt
will create the potential for several inches of runoff.

* Water tables are running high from the last few weeks of wet
weather and snow melt. Localized field flooding is already
occurring and is likely to worsen. Small streams and creeks will
see increased flows. This includes the little Spokane river
which is forecast to rise close to minor flood stage Thursday
afternoon. Saturated grounds will also lead to potential
mudslides in steep terrain.


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.