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Weather for Bismarck, North Dakota

Lat: 46.81N, Lon: 100.78W
Wx Zone: NDZ035 CWA Used: BIS

North Dakota Drought Monitor

The North Dakota Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of North Dakota land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.

Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.

North Dakota Drought Monitor

North Dakota Hydrologic Information Statement

Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.

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FGUS73 KBIS 222319
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NDC009-013-049-075-101-232330-

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
619 PM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...INCREASED RELEASES FROM UPSTREAM RESERVOIRS WILL IMPACT WATER
LEVELS ON THE SOURIS RIVER...

Increased releases out of Alameda Dam in Saskatchewan are making
their way downstream to Lake Darling. This extra water will need
to be passed through Lake Darling to leave its flood storage 
available for use during peak snow melt in the coming weeks. Lake
Darling discharges have already been increased to 1000 cubic feet
per second (CFS) and will incrementally increase over the coming 
days to 1200 CFS by the end of this week. Further increases are 
expected afterwards as snow melt above Lake Darling intensifies 
and runoff begins in earnest. 

As river levels rise over the coming days, flood warnings and more
information should be expected for the Souris River forecast 
points.

Those with interests along the Souris River should be prepared 
for rising river levels.

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