Spring Outlook and Flood Information
The latest Spring Flood Outlook available from the National Weather Service is available: here
Don't drive through flooded roads. Turn Around and find another road. For LaMoure County and Township road closures, you can login to the system (link below) using the username and password. https://www.networkfleet.com/portal/?cid=10817116
Usename: lamourepublic Password: public1
James River Specific Information:
The flood stages of the James River at LaMoure are:
Action Stage - 12 ft
Minor Flood stage - 14 ft
Moderate Flood stage - 16 ft
Major Flood stage - 18 ft.
The record at the LaMoure gage is 17.56 ft set on 04/15/2009.
The highest reading at Adrian was 36.09 ft set on 4/14/2009.
The U.S. Geological Survey WaterAlert service sends e-mail or text messages when certain parameters measured by a USGS data-collection station exceed user-definable thresholds. The development and maintenance of the WaterAlert system is supported by USGS and its data-collection partners, including numerous federal, state, and local agencies. Notifications will be based on the data received at these site-dependent intervals. Sign up here: https://maps.waterdata.usgs.gov/mapper/wateralert/
Hydrologic Outlook – Used to heighten awareness of possible flooding in the next several days. The flooding could be the result of snow melt, heavy rain, ice jams, or a combination ofthese. If you have property in a flood prone area you might want to start preparing!
Flood Watch – Flooding is possible. It’s time to prepare!
Flood Warning – Flooding is imminent or occurring. It’s time to act!
Flooding can be caused by heavy rain, rapid snow melt, ice jams, and dam failure. It only takes 6 inches of fast-moving water to knock you off your feet. It only takes 2 feet of rushing water to carry away most vehicles. On average, floods kill more people in the U.S. each year than lightning or tornadoes.