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 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.
000 FGUS73 KBIS 222319 ESFBIS 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. $$ as/wa/zh