Message:NOAA-NWS-ALERTS-TX12560F0D7F38.FloodWarning.12560F2BBFC0TX.MAFFLWMAF.9a4fa7a7bc3a7c0364a96026248ab45c from w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
Sent:22:02 CDT on 08-28-2016
Effective:22:02 CDT on 08-28-2016
Expires:20:28 CDT on 08-30-2016
Event:Flood Warning
Alert:
...The National Weather Service in Midland has issued a flood warning 
for the following rivers in Texas... 
Rio Grande at Castolon affecting Brewster County 
 
.Thunderstorms have produced heavy rainfall along the Rio Grande and 
associated tributaries Brewster County this evening.  The Terlingua 
Creek watershed has received several inches of rainfall over the past 
several hours, and Terlingua Creek is rapidly rising.  This will 
result in rapid rises on the Rio grande overnight, from Santa Elena 
Canyon, where Terlingua Creek empties into the Rio Grande, downstream 
through at least Cottonwood Campground in Big Bend Park. 
The National Weather Service in  has issued a 
 
* Flood Warning for 
the Rio Grande at Castolon. 
 
* until Tuesday evening, or until the warning is cancelled. 
 
* At  9PM Sunday the stage was 9.2 feet (2.8 meters). 
 
* flooding is forecast. 
 
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters). 
 
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by after midnight tomorrow and 
continue to rise to near 16.7 feet (5.1 meters) by tomorrow 
morning.  The river will fall below flood stage by tomorrow 
morning. 
 
* Impact...At 15.0 feet (4.6 meters), the river reaches minor flood 
stage, and lowland flooding begins.  The river begins to flood the 
road between Santa Elena Canyon and Cottonwood Campground in Big 
Bend National Park.  The river begins to flood the parking lot at 
Santa Elena Canyon, and cut off the nature trail into the canyon. 
Campers in Cottonwood Campground need to prepare for possible 
evacuations. 
This crest compares to a previous crest of 16.6 feet (5.0 meters) on 
Jun 20 2009. 
&& 
Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet): 
Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast 
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Mon   Mon 
1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM 
Castolon       13.0 15.0    9.2   Sun  9 PM  15.4  16.7   9.8   6.7 
Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters): 
Bf  Fld  Observed                  Forecast 
Location          Stg  Stg  Stage   Day  Time   Mon   Mon   Mon   Mon 
1AM   7AM   1PM   7PM 
Castolon        4.0  4.6    2.8   Sun  9 PM   4.7   5.1   3.0   2.0 
&&
Instructions:Motorists are urged to heed flood warnings, and exercise caution if traveling through this area. Vehicle-related fatalities are the number one source of flood fatalities in West Texas and New Mexico. If you encounter a flooded stretch of roadway, do not attempt to cross it. You and your vehicle could be swept downstream in rushing floodwaters. Turn around, don`t drown! River levels are high. Ranchers and farmers should move livestock and machinery out of flood-prone areas if time permits. Keep in mind that any additional rainfall across the area could significantly change the present forecast stage. Additional information is available at: www.weather.gov/midland The next statement will be issued Monday morning.
Target Area:
Brewster