Breaking Weather Alert

Main stem flooding is possible on the
  Sprague River near Beatty by Tuesday.
Klamath Basin-
Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County-
Central and Eastern Lake County-
Including the cities of Beatty, Bly, Chemult, Crescent,
Gilchrist, and Sprague River
143 PM PDT Fri Apr 5 2019

The National Weather Service in Medford has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include a portion of south central Oregon,
  including the following areas, Central and Eastern Lake
  County, Klamath Basin, and Northern and Eastern Klamath County
  and Western Lake County.

* From Sunday afternoon through Monday evening

* Storm total rainfall amounts are expected to be 1 to 2 inches,
  with up to 3 inches possible in the mountains.

* Extensive runoff is likely due to excessive rainfall and
  snowmelt. Rises are expected on all creeks, streams and rivers,
  with flooding possible. Main stem flooding is possible on the
  Sprague River near Beatty by Tuesday.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event.
People, structures and roads located below steep slopes, in
canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk
from rapidly moving landslides.
Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Medford, OR
846 AM PDT Fri Apr 5 2019

...Flood Potential Outlook for snowmelt flooding and rapid rises
on rivers and streams in the following counties in
California...Modoc...Siskiyou and in Oregon...Coos...Curry...

.A late season atmospheric river will take aim at southern Oregon
and northern California this weekend. Heaviest rainfall rates are
expected Sunday morning through early Monday afternoon, with
precipitation totals well above what would typically be seen this
time of year. Expect areas of standing water, rapid rises in
rivers and streams, and very swift streamflows. Flooding is
possible in more vulnerable areas. Rivers and streams east
of the Cascades, particularly the Sprague, Williamson, and Pit
Rivers, may also see the threat of flooding due to rain and rapid
melting of snowpack.

Additionally, area dams have increased releases in anticipation
of the incoming rain and melting snow. Use caution when near rivers
downstream, as water levels may fluctuate rapidly and without
warning, and dangerous currents are likely.

A flood potential outlook is issued when there is the potential for
significant rises or flooding along rivers and streams.

The exact scenario for flooding remains uncertain. This product will
be updated as necessary. Watches and warnings may be issued by the
National Weather Service if this situation worsens.