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Moapa Tribal Police Department
Tuesday December 21st, 2010 :: 08:19 a.m. PST

Advisory

Flood Warning for Clark County, NV until 11:30 am PST, Wed., Dec. 22, 2010. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO CREST.

THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1230 PM MST WEDNESDAY/1130 AM PST WEDNESDAY/ FOR NORTHEASTERN CLARK AND NORTH CENTRAL MOHAVE COUNTIES...

AT 111 AM MST/1211 AM PST/... THE LATEST STAGE ON THE VIRGIN RIVER AT LITTLEFIELD WAS 14.5 FEET. FLOOD STAGE IS 14 FEET. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO CREST NEAR 16.3 FEET AROUND MIDNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT. AT 14 FEET... WATER AFFECTS LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE RIVER REACH FROM LITTLEFIELD TO THE NEVADA STATE LINE. THE FORECAST CREST OF 16.3 FEET IS SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN THE CREST OF 17.38 FEET WHICH WAS OBSERVED IN JANUARY 2005.

THE LATEST STAGE ON THE MUDDY RIVER NEAR GLENDALE WAS 5.8 FEET. FLOOD STAGE IS 15 FEET. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO CREST NEAR 17.7 FEET AROUND 2 AM THURSDAY MORNING. AT 11 FEET... THERE IS MINOR FLOODING OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS AT GUBLER AND COOPER STREETS. AT 15 FEET... WATER OVERTOPS BOTH RIVER BANKS BETWEEN COOPER AND LEWIS STREETS IN OVERTON... AND THERE ARE EXTENSIVE AREAS OF STANDING WATER IN LOW LYING AREAS ALONG WITH EXTENSIVE FLOODING OF GUBLER AND COOPER STREETS. AT 17 FEET... THERE IS SOME FLOODING OF HOMES NEAR THE MUDDY RIVER AND WEST BRANCH OF THE MUDDY RIVER IN OVERTON. THE FORECAST CREST OF 17.7 FEET IS SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN THE CREST OF 26.26 FEET WHICH WAS OBSERVED IN JANUARY 2005.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED. HOWEVER... ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE... TURN AROUND... DONT DROWN.

Address/Location
Moapa Tribal Police Department
1 Lincoln St
Moapa, NV 89025

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 702-865-2828

Kevin Moore
moapa.pd1@mvdsl.com
702-865-2828

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