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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 11:18 am EST on November 26, 2014


... Public information statement...

To: subscribers: emergency management officials... news media and
    other users

Subject: river forecast services in Grand Rapids and Waterville
Ohio will be modified effective January 12, 2015.

Effective Monday January 12, 2015 the flood stages will be changed
on two local river forecast points:

The minor... moderate... and major flood stages at the official
river forecast point for the Maumee River at Grand Rapids will be
changed from the current stages of 15.0... 16.5... and 20.0 feet
respectively to 17.5... 18.5... and 19.5 feet

The minor... moderate... and major flood stages at the official
river forecast point for the Maumee River at Waterville will be
raised from the current stages of 9.0... 12.0... and 15.0 feet to
11.0... 15.0... and 16.0 feet respectively.

It is necessary for the NWS to periodically update flood stages at
river forecast points as changes... both natural and
man made... occur over a watershed. These updates are needed to
ensure the best quality river forecasts and resulting warnings to
local communities. The NWS... Ohio River forecast center
(ohrfc)... and local and County officials have supported the above
changes.

The data and forecasts for these and other points can be found at:
http://water.Weather.Gov/ or www.Weather.Gov/cle

The data for these sties are provided by our partner... the USGS.
Without this critical data... forecasts and warnings would not be
able to be provided at these locations. The USGS website is:
http://OH.Water.USGS.Gov

For further information regarding these changes please contact:
Sarah Jamison
senior service hydrologist
NWS Cleveland Ohio
Sarah.Jamison@noaa.Gov






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