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000 NOUS41 KGYX 171409 PNSGYX MEZ007>009-012>014-018>022-023>028-NHZ001>010-013-014-191200 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 1000 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014 SUBJECT: CLOSURE OF THE PITTSFIELD /PITM1/ MAINE FLOOD FORECAST POINT ON THE SEBASTICOOK RIVER DUE TO SEQUESTRATION THE USGS DISCONTINUED STREAMGAGE OPERATIONS ON THE SEBASTICOOK RIVER AT PITTSFIELD MAINE ON JANUARY 23. USGS STREAMFLOW OBSERVATIONS ARE CRITICAL INPUTS TO NWS RIVER FORECAST MODELS. DUE TO THE LACK OF STREAMFLOW DATA THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL HAVE TO END FLOOD FORECAST SERVICES FOR THE SEBASTICOOK RIVER AT PITTSFIELD /PITM1/ EFFECTIVE 30 DAYS FROM TODAY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUE FLOOD/FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS ON A LARGER GEOGRAPHIC SCALE BUT POINT SPECIFIC FLOOD WARNINGS FOR PITTSFIELD ON THE SEBASTICOOK RIVER WILL HAVE TO BE TERMINATED. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WELCOMES PUBLIC FEEDBACK. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS CHANGE PLEASE CONTACT: THOMAS HAWLEY SERVICE HYDROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY MAINE 1 WEATHER LANE GRAY, MAINE 04039 PHONE: 207-688-3223 $$

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