Rising waters continues to plague North Idaho

Rising waters continues to plague North Idaho

Rising waters continues to plague North Idaho



Posted on April 26, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 3:01 PM

UPDATE: As of Sunday morning, water levels are

--St. Joe River at St. Maries: About 3 feet above flood stage

--Lake Coeur d'Alene: Just above flood stage

--Coeur d'Alene River at Cataldo: Over two feet below flood stage


NORTH IDAHO-- Flood waters from the Coeur d'Alene River forced several road closures in Shoshone County.

Officials say they have concerns just how long the roads will be closed and people will be stranded in their homes. Portions of several roads around the county sit under flood water from the Coeur d’Alene River.

Flood stage for the Coeur d'Alene River at Cataldo is considered 43 feet. As of late Friday evening, levels were at 43.45 feet.

People living in the affected area were put under voluntary evacuation.  

Officials estimate 25 people chose to remain at home.

Flooding is also becoming a problem for people living along the St. Joe River at St. Maries. It is expected to rise through Friday.

To stop the water from flooding houses, volunteer firefighters are manning a pump set up in the middle of town.

Crews started pumping water out of the area on Wednesday.

The Coeur d'Alene River at Cataldo is expected to crest Friday at just over 45 feet.

Flood stage for the St. Joe River is considered 32.5 feet. As of Friday evening, the river was over three feet above flood stage at 36.28 feet. Officials estimate it should continue to rise through the day and crest at 38 feet Friday.

The National Weather Service predicts the water levels to reach historic proportions.

If the river hits 38 feet it will be the seventh highest level ever in the history of St. Maries.

The St. Joe at Calder less than a half foot away from flooding. Now 12.36', flood stage is 13'.

Flood stage for Lake Coeur d'Alene is considered 2,133 feet. By Friday evening, levels reached just below that at 2,132.83 feet.

Flooding in Dudley forces several road closures
St. Maries residents brace for serious flooding
Swollen creek threatens homes near Cataldo
Benewah County Humane Society prepares to evacuate due to flooding
Bridge, flooding concern Bonner County community, Army Corp to help

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