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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State IDAHO
County/Area BINGHAM
WFO PIH
Begin Date 05/10/2011 14:00:00 MST-7
Begin Range 5
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location BLACKFOOT
Begin Lat/Lon 43.25/-112.35
End Date 05/31/2011 23:59:00 MST-7
End Range 5
End Azimuth E
End Location BLACKFOOT
End Lat/Lon 43.18/-112.25
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 2.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Heavy snowpack melting combing with rains allowed many rivers to go above flood stage and flooding to occur in much of southeast Idaho.
Event Narrative The Snake River at Blackfoot reached flood stage of 10 feet on May 10th and remained over flood stage the remainder of the month peaking at 12.04 feet on May 29th. The Riverton area had widespread flooding resulting in the closure of Riverton Road with several homes threatened. The Rose Levee broke on May 27th resulting in the washout of about 200 feet of levee structure. Flows occurred through the Rose Ponds recreation area flooding campgrounds and a walking path. The Archery Range Road was flooded causing the evacuation of a resident from their property. In Blackfoot, sub-water seepage into Jensen's Grove caused minor flooding of the park and an industrial storage lot behind the Super 8 Motel and Blackfoot Medical Center. Flooding of lowlands and agricultural fields occurred adjacent to the river between Rost and Tilden Bridge. The Snake River at Shelley reached flood stage on May 16th at 12 feet and peaked at 13.15 feet on May 28th which was major flood stage. County Road 700 North southwest of Firth was closed. In firth, the Riverview Arena was partially underwater and extensive flooding of lowlands and agricultural fields occurred adjacent to the river between Firth and Rose.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
POCATELLO BANNOCK CO. ID 05/08/2011 04:45 MST-7 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLACKFOOT BINGHAM CO. ID 05/10/2011 14:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 2.00K 0.00K