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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State IDAHO
County/Area BENEWAH
WFO OTX
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-04-22 16:45:00.0 PST-8
Begin Location 0WSW ST MARIES MUNI ARPT
Begin Lat/Lon 47.33/-116.58
End Date 2012-04-30 23:59:00.0 PST-8
End Location 1W ST MARIES
End Lat/Lon 47.32/-116.59
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Mountain snowmelt along with periods of moderate rainfall led to high flows on the Coeur d'Alene and St. Joe Rivers. Temperatures in the valleys across northern Idaho climbed into the seventies and lower eighties from April 23rd through the 26th. This warm spell was then followed by a cooler, but wet pattern through the end of April. The combination of snowmelt and rainfall resulted in main stem river flooding in the Coeur d'Alene and St. Joe River basins. High levels on Lake Coeur d'Alene resulted in a slow recession of the St. Joe River at St. Maries, which continued to have flooding problems into the month of May.
Event Narrative Flood waters from the St. Joe River at St. Maries covered Lagoon Road and inundated some residential properties in this area. Some damage was observed to the levees. There was a rotational failure on the riverward side and slippage in a part of the one of the levees. Damage reported was estimated.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
ST MARIES MUNI ARPT BENEWAH CO. ID 04/22/2012 16:45 PST-8 Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
CALDER SHOSHONE CO. ID 04/23/2012 16:15 PST-8 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGSTON SHOSHONE CO. ID 04/23/2012 16:15 PST-8 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROSE LAKE KOOTENAI CO. ID 04/23/2012 16:15 PST-8 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 20.00K 0.00K