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000 NOUS41 KBTV 281958 PNSBTV NYZ026>031-034-035-087-VTZ001>012-016>019-290000- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Burlington VT 358 PM EDT Thu Jul 28 2016 Service Change Notice TO: Subscribers: -Family of Services -NOAA Weather Wire Service -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network Other NWS Partners...Users and Employees FROM: Andy Nash Meteorologist in Charge Weather Forecast Office Burlington VT Subject: New River Forecast and Warning Services for stream gage at Waterbury Vermont on the Winooski River. The National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Burlington VT, in partnership with the Northeast River Forecast Center and US Geological Survey, announces that the Winooski River at Waterbury Vermont will become a River Forecast Point effective 12 Noon EDT Monday August 29 2016. The NWS will provide forecasts once daily during normal and low flow conditions, and more frequently as conditions warrant during high water or flooding. Flood stage is set at 419 feet. Forecast hydrographs for the Winooski River at Waterbury will be available on the NWS Burlington web page at http://weather.gov/btv (via the link "Rivers and Lakes") and also at the web site http://water.weather.gov. These forecasts will be included in the Daily River and Lake Summary text product (ALBRVDBTV) produced by the National Weather Service in Burlington VT between 11 AM and 12 PM daily. Initiating river stage forecasts and flood Warnings for the Winooski River at Waterbury contributes to the NWS vision of building a Weather Ready Nation by helping communities prepare to protect, mitigate, respond to and recover from weather-related disasters. River forecast services are already being provided for the Winooski River at Montpelier and Essex Junction. Please direct any questions or comments on this change to: Greg Hanson Senior Service Hydrologist National Weather Service Forecast Office 1200 Airport Drive, Box 3 South Burlington VT 05403 E-mail: gregory.hanson@noaa.gov $$

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