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Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY, KS
1000 PM CDT WED JUL 27 2016

TO:         FAMILY OF SERVICES/FOS/SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER WIRE
            SERVICE/NWWS/SUBSCRIBERS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER
            INFORMATION NETWORK/EMWIN/SUBSCRIBER...NOAAPORT
            SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/NWS/CUSTOMERS
            AND PARTNERS...AND NWS EMPLOYEES.

FROM:       MATT GERARD
            HYDROLOGIC PROGRAM MANAGER
            NWS WFO DODGE CITY KS

SUBJECT:    DISCONTINUANCE OF RIVER FORECAST AND WARNING SERVICES AT KINSLEY
            ON THE ARKANSAS RIVER AND AT ALEXANDER ON THE WALNUT CREEK...
            EFFECTIVE AUGUST 30TH 2016

THE AUTOMATED RIVER GAGE EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN REMOVED AT THE ARKANSAS RIVER
AT KINSLEY 2E - KNSK1 AND THE WALNUT CREEK AT ALEXANDER 4W - AERK1 FOR MANY
YEARS. THE USGS DOES NOT HAVE ANY FUTURE PLANS TO RE-INSTALL AUTOMATED
GAGE EQUIPMENT AT THESE SITES. BOTH BASINS HAVE LITTLE TO NO FLOW TO
MEASURE. THEREFORE FORECAST AND WARNINGS WILL CEASE FOR KINSLEY 2E AND
ALEXANDER 4W IN KS. IN COORDINATION WITH LOCAL...STATE...AND FEDERAL
OFFICIALS THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PLANS TO DISCONTINUE FORECAST
SERVICES ON TUESDAY AUGUST 30TH 2016. ACCORDINGLY...THE GAGE WILL BE
REMOVED FROM THE ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS) MAP.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK...PLEASE CONTACT:

MATT GERARD
HYDROLOGIC PROGRAM MANAGER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
104 AIRPORT ROAD
DODGE CITY KS 67801
PHONE:  620-225-6514

OR

JANET SALAZAR
NWS SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
FOR WICHITA AND DODGE CITY
PHONE:  316-942-8483 EXT. 493

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