Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Jacksonville, FL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
530 AM EDT FRI FEB 5 2016

To: Emergency management officials, news media, and other users.

Effective Tuesday, March 8, 2016 the flood stage levels for the
Altamaha River at Doctortown, Georgia (DCTG1) will be changed to
better reflect impacts from flooding along this portion of the
river.

These new flood levels are:

Action Stage          10 feet   (down 2 feet)
Minor Flood Stage     12 feet   (down 2 feet)
Moderate Flood Stage  14 feet   (down 2 feet)
Major Flood Stage     15.5 feet (down 1.5 feet)

This location is a flood only forecast point, which means forecasts
and warnings are issued when the river is expected to rise near or
above flood stage.

These updated flood stages were a direct result of analysis of the
recent December 2015 flood event and site surveys conducted by the
National Weather Service in Jacksonville as well as the emergency
management agency in Wayne County Georgia.

The data for this forecast point is provided through our partner,
the US Geological Survey. Without this critical data, forecasts and
warnings would not be able to be provided at this location. You can
learn more about this and other stream gages in Georgia by visiting:

http://ga.water.usgs.gov

To get the latest information on this and other river forecast
points in the Jacksonville area of responsibility, please visit our
website at:

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=jax

For further information regarding this change, please contact:

Jason Hess                        Scott Cordero
Hydrology Program Leader          Meteorologist in Charge
NWS Jacksonville Florida          NWS Jacksonville Florida
13701 Fang Drive                  13701 Fang Drive
Jacksonville Florida 32218        Jacksonville Florida 32218
904-741-4370                      904-741-4370
Jason.Hess@noaa.gov               Scott.Cordero@noaa.gov

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