Big Bend National Park, TX

2:59 PM CDT on August 26, 2016 (GMT -0500)
Big Bend - Chisos View | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Flood Warning

Elev 3497 ft 29.47 °N, 103.38 °W | Updated 4 minutes ago

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METAR KPRS 261955Z AUTO 09005KT 10SM CLR 26/17 A3007 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SW T02630174
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Flood Warning
Issued: 2:50 PM CDT Aug. 26, 2016 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Rio Grande at Boquillas-Rio Grande Village.
* From this evening to Sunday afternoon, or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 2pm Friday the stage was 3.8 feet (1.1 meters).
* Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet (4.0 meters).
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by tonight and continue to rise
to near 14.0 feet (4.3 meters) by after midnight tomorrow. The
river will fall below flood stage by after midnight tomorrow.
* Impact... at 15.0 feet (4.6 meters), the river reaches moderate flood
stage. Water pumps submerge.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.9 feet (4.2 meters) on
Aug 19 2016.


Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   bf fld observed forecast
location stg stg stage day time Sat sun Mon Tue
                                                7am 7am 7am 7am
Boquillas-Rio 12.0 13.0 3.8 Fri 2 PM 10.3 8.7 3.4 3.2

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   bf fld observed forecast
location stg stg stage day time Sat sun Mon Tue
                                                7am 7am 7am 7am
Boquillas-Rio 3.7 4.0 1.1 Fri 2 PM 3.1 2.7 1.0 1.0


Lat... Lon 2896 10305 2915 10312 2940 10294 2931 10279 2912 10292





250 PM CDT Fri Aug 26 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
the Rio Grande at Johnson Ranch.
* From this evening to Saturday morning, or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 2pm Friday the stage was 11.9 feet (3.6 meters).
* Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to
rise to near 15.5 feet (4.7 meters) by this evening. The river
will fall below flood stage by this evening.
* Impact... at 15.0 feet (4.6 meters), flood stage is reached.
Moderate lowland flooding begins. Roads that lead to Cottonwood
Campground and River Road may flood. Stages are practically
synonymous with the gage at Cottonwood Campground at Castolon
(cstt2), and therefore represent The Reach from Santa Elena Canyon
through Cottonwood Campground, where damage may occur. Cattle also
graze in The Lowlands, and may be threatened.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.1 feet (4.6 meters) on
Jul 22 2013.


Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   bf fld observed forecast
location stg stg stage day time Sat sun Mon Tue
                                                7am 7am 7am 7am
Johnson Ranch 12.0 15.0 11.9 Fri 2 PM 8.8 7.4 5.2 5.2

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   bf fld observed forecast
location stg stg stage day time Sat sun Mon Tue
                                                7am 7am 7am 7am
Johnson Ranch 3.7 4.6 3.6 Fri 2 PM 2.7 2.3 1.6 1.6


Lat... Lon 2900 10349 2912 10340 2915 10312 2896 10305 2895 10338





250 PM CDT Fri Aug 26 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
the Rio Grande at Castolon.
* Until Sunday morning, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 2pm Friday the stage was 17.3 feet (5.3 meters).
* Flooding is occurring and flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast... the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
this evening.
* Impact... at 19.0 feet (5.8 meters), the river reaches moderate flood
stage, and begins flooding Cottonwood Campground. The river
inundates the restrooms upstream at Santa Elena Canyon parking lot.
The river begins to close all area roads.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.1 feet (4.6 meters) on
Sep 7 2014.


Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   bf fld observed forecast
location stg stg stage day time Sat sun Mon Tue
                                                7am 7am 7am 7am
Castolon 13.0 15.0 17.3 Fri 2 PM 8.8 5.4 3.9 3.6

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   bf fld observed forecast
location stg stg stage day time Sat sun Mon Tue
                                                7am 7am 7am 7am
Castolon 4.0 4.6 5.3 Fri 2 PM 2.7 1.6 1.2 1.1


Lat... Lon 2909 10366 2923 10358 2920 10349 2912 10340 2900 10349