Flood Warning

Flood Warning
National Weather Service Duluth MN
738 PM CDT Wed Jul 6 2022

MNC071-137-112100-
/O.EXT.KDLH.FA.W.0012.000000T0000Z-220711T2100Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Koochiching MN-St. Louis MN-
738 PM CDT Wed Jul 6 2022

...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...

* WHAT...Flooding caused by rain and snowmelt continues.

* WHERE...Shoreline areas of Rainy Lake in northern Minnesota, as
  well as lower reaches of streams and rivers which empty into Rainy
  Lake.

* WHEN...Until further notice.

* IMPACTS...Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying
  and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. Several
  structures are flooded and some sand bagging operations are
  continuing. Numerous roads remain closed due to flooding.
  Low-water crossings are inundated with water and may not be
  passable. Expect many areas of slow moving or standing water.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - At 735 PM CDT, Wednesday, emergency management reported
    flooding in the warned area. Flooding is already occurring.

  - Namakan and Kabetogama Lakes were at 1118.5 feet as of the
    evening of July 6, which is below "all gates open" level
    defined by the  International Joint Commission. Outflow from
    Namakan into Rainy Lake will be reduced this week to hold the
    lake level. Namakan and Kabetogama lakes level has fallen
    48.7 inches, or approximately 4 feet, since the crest on May
    31.

    Rainy Lake was at 1111.4 feet as of the evening of July 6,
    which is within an inch of the 2014 crest. The level of Rainy
    Lake is expected to fall by 10 to 11 inches between July 6
    and July 13. Rainy Lake Lake levels have fallen 20 inches
    since the crest on June 15.

  - Some locations that will experience flooding include...
    International Falls, Rainy Lake West, Rainy Lake East,
    Voyageurs National Park, Ranier, Island View, Ray and
    Ericksburg.

  - For more information about flood safety visit,
    https://weather.gov/safety/flood .

    For more information about the Rainy Lake Basin flooding
    visit, https://weather.gov/dlh/RainyRiverBasin .

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

&&

LAT...LON 4840 9344 4859 9347 4861 9340 4861 9337
      4862 9335 4863 9332 4863 9319 4862 9318
      4863 9295 4861 9295 4854 9273 4854 9263
      4849 9271 4851 9290 4855 9307 4849 9317
      4846 9311 4839 9307


$$

Huyck

Flood Warning
National Weather Service Duluth MN
738 PM CDT Wed Jul 6 2022

MNC071-137-112100-
/O.EXT.KDLH.FA.W.0012.000000T0000Z-220711T2100Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Koochiching MN-St. Louis MN-
738 PM CDT Wed Jul 6 2022

...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...

* WHAT...Flooding caused by rain and snowmelt continues.

* WHERE...Shoreline areas of Rainy Lake in northern Minnesota, as
  well as lower reaches of streams and rivers which empty into Rainy
  Lake.

* WHEN...Until further notice.

* IMPACTS...Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying
  and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. Several
  structures are flooded and some sand bagging operations are
  continuing. Numerous roads remain closed due to flooding.
  Low-water crossings are inundated with water and may not be
  passable. Expect many areas of slow moving or standing water.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
  - At 735 PM CDT, Wednesday, emergency management reported
    flooding in the warned area. Flooding is already occurring.

  - Namakan and Kabetogama Lakes were at 1118.5 feet as of the
    evening of July 6, which is below "all gates open" level
    defined by the  International Joint Commission. Outflow from
    Namakan into Rainy Lake will be reduced this week to hold the
    lake level. Namakan and Kabetogama lakes level has fallen
    48.7 inches, or approximately 4 feet, since the crest on May
    31.

    Rainy Lake was at 1111.4 feet as of the evening of July 6,
    which is within an inch of the 2014 crest. The level of Rainy
    Lake is expected to fall by 10 to 11 inches between July 6
    and July 13. Rainy Lake Lake levels have fallen 20 inches
    since the crest on June 15.

  - Some locations that will experience flooding include...
    International Falls, Rainy Lake West, Rainy Lake East,
    Voyageurs National Park, Ranier, Island View, Ray and
    Ericksburg.

  - For more information about flood safety visit,
    https://weather.gov/safety/flood .

    For more information about the Rainy Lake Basin flooding
    visit, https://weather.gov/dlh/RainyRiverBasin .

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

&&

LAT...LON 4840 9344 4859 9347 4861 9340 4861 9337
      4862 9335 4863 9332 4863 9319 4862 9318
      4863 9295 4861 9295 4854 9273 4854 9263
      4849 9271 4851 9290 4855 9307 4849 9317
      4846 9311 4839 9307


$$

Huyck