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Flood Watch and Flood Advisory issued for Upper Valley

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued A Flood Watch for the Henry`s Fork near Rexburg and a Flood Advisory for the Teton River near St. Anthony.

The NWS says, “Recent heavy rain in the Upper Snake Highlands of southeastern Idaho will contribute to increased flows on the Henry`s Fork

River near Rexburg. Early Wednesday morning rainfall amounts have ranged from 0.75 to 1.00 inch, since midnight Tuesday night. Another 0.25 to 0.50 inch of rain is possible through Wednesday afternoon.

A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible, but not imminent in the Watch Area.”

* At 10:15 AM Wednesday the stage was 8.1 feet.

* Minor Flooding is possible.

* Flood Stage is 9.5 feet.

* Forecast…Flood Stage may be reached by tomorrow early afternoon.

For the Teton River, “Recent heavy rain in the Upper Snake Highlands of southeastern Idaho will contribute to increased flows on the Teton River near St. Anthony. Early Wednesday morning rainfall amounts have ranged from 0.75 to 1.00 inch since midnight Tuesday night. Another 0.25 to 0.50 inch of rain is possible through Wednesday afternoon. This would be enough rain to bring the Teton River near St. Anthony to

6.0 feet, or just even with minor flood stage by Thursday morning. There is some uncertainty in in rainfall and area runoff this afternoon. Some flooding is expected in low lying areas and fields near the river.”

* At 10 AM Wednesday the stage was 5.0 feet.

* Bankfull Stage is 5.5 feet.

* Flood Stage is 6.0 feet.

* Forecast…The River will rise to near 6.0 feet by tomorrow

morning.

* Impact…At 6.0 feet…or 4731 cfs…Lowland flooding (minor) can

be expected on Madison County roads 3000 North to 5000 North and

between Hibbard Road to 4000 east (Crane Lane) north of Hibbard and

Salem; and in Fremont County between the county line to 200 North

and 2400 East (Teton Highway) south of Wilford to 2500 East.

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