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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Seattle WA
1143 AM PDT Mon Oct 16 2017

...Notification regarding a change in the flood stage for the
Nooksack River at Ferndale...

The National Weather Service is adjusting the flood stages for this
river forecast point to be effective November 6, 2017.  The change
is in response to changing flood impacts on the river.  Flood
impacts in and around Ferndale are now beginning when the river
level reaches 18 feet.  In addition, moderate flood severity occurs
at a slightly lower stage as well.  The major flood stage will not
be changing.  These changes have been coordinated with, and in
conjunction with Whatcom County River and Flood.

Here are the new and old flood stages:

Flood Stage       New Stage       Old Stage

Minor Flood       18.0 Feet       19.0 Feet

Moderate Flood    20.5 Feet       21.0 Feet

Major Flood       23.0 Feet       23.0 Feet

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