Weather Warning

AREAS AFFECTED : CHEROKEE

...The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Flood Warning 
for the following rivers in Oklahoma... 
Illinois River at Chewey affecting Adair...Cherokee and Delaware 
Counties. 
 
...Forecast flooding changed from Minor to Moderate severity for the 
following rivers in Oklahoma... 
Illinois River near Watts affecting Adair and Delaware Counties. 
Illinois River near Tahlequah affecting Cherokee County. 
 
...Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity... 
The Flood Warning continues for 
The Illinois River near Tahlequah 
 
* from Saturday morning to Monday morning, or until the warning is 
cancelled. 
 
* At  8:00 AM Friday, the stage was  5.65 feet. 
 
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet. 
 
* Moderate flooding is forecast. 
 
* Forecast...The Illinois River near Tahlequah is expected to rise 
above flood stage Saturday morning and continue to rise to near 
16.6 feet late Saturday night. The river is expected to fall 
below flood stage early Monday morning. 
 
* Impact...At 17.0 feet, severe flooding occurs from Hanging Rock 
downstream towards Tahlequah. Access roads east of Combs Bridge 
near Eagles Bluff are impassable. Some cabins and parks may be 
flooded to a depth of a couple of feet. 
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