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Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 10:31 AM PDT May. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Pend Oreille river below Albeni Falls.
* Until further notice.
* At 8:00 am Tuesday the flow was 115700.00 cfs.
* Flood stage is 95000.00 cfs.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river is expected to continue to rise to near
128920.0 cfs by may 29th. Additional rises may be possible
thereafter.
* At 138200.0 cfs... peak flow during the 1997 flood event, June
5th-7th (calculated dam outflow). Corresponding peak at the Cusick
gage in 1997 was 2049.9 feet. Extensive flooding throughout the
Pend Oreille River Valley from Oldtown to Box Canyon dam. Flooding
of Ione park and boat launch. Extensive flooding of homes in
low-lying areas along the river. Pow wow grounds at Usk inundated.
Access to Sandy Shores development inundated. Boat launch at
Oldtown inundated.
* At 135000.0 cfs... this flow corresponds approximately to 2049 feet
(river rising 6/2/1997) to 2049.5 feet (river receding 6/11/1997)
at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
* At 130000.0 cfs... several portions of le clerc Road will be
underwater. This flow corresponds approximately to 2048.5 feet
(river rising 6/1/1997) to 2049 feet (river receding 6/15/1997) at
the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records. Flooding of many homes in
the Riverbend, Sandy Shores, and Sunvale acres areas.
* At 125000.0 cfs... this flow corresponds approximately to 2047 feet
(river rising 5/19/1997) to 2048 feet (river falling 6/18/1997) at
the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
* At 120000.0 cfs... water will begin to cover portions of deeter,
Sandy Shores, McCloud creek, and yergens roads. Flooding of homes
and structures on Riverbend loop Road, yergens Road, Bear Paw Road,
Davis Road, Sandy Shores neighborhood, near deeter Road, near the
out Post resort, and other locations. Some flooding of the pow wow
grounds at Usk. This flow corresponds approximately to 2046 feet
(river rising may 18-19, 1997) to 2047.5 feet (river receding
6/21/1997) at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
* At 115000.0 cfs... water will be over portions of Davis and yergens
roads. Many low-lying private drives will be flooded. This flow
corresponds approximately to 2045 feet (river rising 5/18/1997) to
2047 feet (river receding 6/22/1997) at the Cusick gage, based on
1997 records.
* At 110000.0 cfs... this flow corresponds approximately to 2044 feet
(river rising 5/17/1997) to 2046 feet (river receding 6/23/1997) at
the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
* At 105000.0 cfs... water will be over the south end of Riverbend loop
Road.
* At 100000.0 cfs... beehive Lane and Bear Paw Dr will be flooded at
low spots. Water will be up to several homes on yergens Rd,
Riverbend loop Road, and on Highway 20 near deeter Road. Water will
be up to the south end of Riverbend loop Road. Many yards,
outbuildings, and recreational sites along the river between
Newport and Ione will be flooded. This flow corresponds
approximately to 2042.5 feet (river rising 5/16/1997) to 2045 feet
(river receding 6/24/1997) at the Cusick gage, based on 1997
records.
* At 98500.0 cfs... water will be into many yards along the river and
approaching some homes on sr 20 near deeter Road. Creeks that
outlet into the river will begin to backup, filling low lying areas
and roadside ditches. This flow corresponds to approximately 42.8
feet at the Cusick gage, based on the 2008 recorded peak.
* At 90000.0 cfs... this flow corresponds approximately to 2041 feet
(river rising 5/15/1997) to 2044 feet (river receding 6/25/1997) at
the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
* At 85000.0 cfs... this flow corresponds to approximately 2041 feet at
the Cusick gage, depending on downstream flow conditions. 2041 feet
at the Cusick gage is the stage at which Pend Oreille County enacts
their no-wake ordinance on the river.


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