Wednesday, May 14 2008 6:50 PM EDT2008-05-14 23:50:24 GMT
SEATTLE, Wash. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, emergency management teams have been have alerted and are watching and monitoring river conditions in Washington, N. Idaho and W. Montana.>>
SEATTLE, Wash. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, emergency management teams have been have alerted and are watching and monitoring river conditions in Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana in advance of the predicted warm temperatures.>>
NORTH IDAHO - The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning for Coeur d'Alene Thursday, saying unseasonably warm temperatures combined with above normal mountain snow pack are forecast to produce significant rises on the river and lake.
The Coeur d'Alene River at Cataldo is forecast to reach flood stage sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning and is expected to crest approximately 1.5 feet above flood stage midday Sunday. Lake Coeur d'Alene is forecast to reach flood stage next week.
CCC Road residents near Cataldo, Idaho could expect possible road closures, but significant flooding is not expected.
Officials ask that citizens do not drive or walk through flowing water.
Residents along the Coeur d'Alene River from Cataldo to Harrison could expect low level flooding. Residents with livestock in low levels areas should be prepared to move their animals to higher ground.
Anyone recreating near rivers, streams or creeks should be aware that the water is dangerous during high flows. The water is also still cold enough to cause hypothermia.
Residents living in flood prone areas are encouraged to tune into daily weather forecasts and be alert to changing conditions and possible flood warnings.