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Service Change Notice
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
330 PM CDT TUE JUN 20 2017

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

FROM:   Andrew Krein
        Hydrologic Services Focal Point
        NWS Chicago/Romeoville IL

SUBJECT:  Changes to River Forecast Services on the Des Plaines
River at Riverside, Illinois.

Beginning July 20, 2017, the following changes will be made to
River Forecast and Flood Warning Services in Northeast Illinois.

...Des Plaines River at Riverside, IL...
The Action Stage for the Des Plaines River at Riverside will be
raised from 6.0 to 7.0 feet.  Flood Stage will be raised from
7.0 to 7.3 feet.

This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) gage is located at the Barrypoint
Road Bridge in Riverside, IL.  These changes are being made at the
request of the Village of Riverside and Cook County officials to
reflect changes in the river characteristics that have occurred over
the past several years.

River Forecast and Flood Warning information is available from the
NOAA NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service page by clicking on
the Rivers and Lakes link on the NWS Chicago web site at:

www.weather.gov/chicago

River Forecast and Flood information is also broadcast on NOAA
Weather Radio.

These changes are a result of cooperation with other agencies
including the Village of Riverside, Cook County Department of
Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the NWS North Central
River Forecast Center.

If you have any questions or comments on this upcoming change,
please contact:

Andrew Krein Hydrologic Services Focal Point National Weather
Service Forecast Office 333 W University Drive Romeoville, IL 60446

email: andrew.krein@noaa.gov

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