Flood Warning

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Boise ID
501 AM MDT Sat Apr 13 2024

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Owyhee River Below Owyhee Dam affecting Malheur County.

.Snow melt and increased reservoir releases will cause the river
flows to become high. Expect minor flooding downstream from the dam.

For the Owyhee River...including Owyhee Dam, Owyhee Dam...Minor
flooding is forecast.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive
cars through flooded areas.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Additional information is available at www.weather.gov.

The next statement will be issued this afternoon at 515 PM MDT /415
PM PDT/.

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ORC045-132315-
/O.CON.KBOI.FL.W.0001.000000T0000Z-240419T2059Z/
/OWYO3.2.DR.240404T2258Z.240406T0130Z.240419T1459Z.UU/
501 AM MDT Sat Apr 13 2024 /401 AM PDT Sat Apr 13 2024/

...FLOOD WARNING FOR A DAM FLOODGATE RELEASE REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
EARLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.

* WHERE...Owyhee River below Owyhee Dam.

* WHEN...Until early Friday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...At 6,000.0 cfs, Significant field flooding will occur
  near the river from the mouth of the canyon to the confluence with
  the Snake River. Water will begin to flow across Overstreet Road
  near the bridge crossing.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - At 4:30 AM MDT Saturday /3:30 AM PDT Saturday/ the flow was
    5,957.0 cfs.
  - Bankfull is 1,000 cfs.
  - Recent Activity...The maximum river flow in the 24 hours
    ending at 4:30 AM MDT Saturday /3:30 AM PDT Saturday/ was
    6,958.0 cfs.
  - Forecast...The river is expected to fall below flood stage
    Friday morning and continue falling to 1,000.0 cfs Monday,
    April 22.
  - Flood flow is 3,000.0 cfs.
  - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of
    5,810.0 cfs on 04/10/1985.
  - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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LAT...LON 4367 11730 4381 11717 4385 11703 4377 11703
      4364 11721


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JDS