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000 NOUS41 KBOX 281903 PNSBOX MAZ017>021-301915- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 303 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015 SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE TO: SUBSCRIBERS -FAMILY OF SERVICES -NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE -EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK -OTHER NWS PARTNERS...USERS AND EMPLOYEES FROM: ROBERT M. THOMPSON, METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE TAUNTON MA SUBJECT: CHANGE IN FLOOD CATEGORY FOR THE RIVER GAGE AT BRIDGEWATER ON THE TAUNTON RIVER /BDGM3/ EFFECTIVE 1600 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1 2015...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CHANGE THE FLOOD STAGE /MINOR FLOOD CATEGORY/ FOR THE RIVER GAGE AT BRIDGEWATER ON THE TAUNTON RIVER. STARTING TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1 AT 1600 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME... FLOOD WARNINGS AND FLOOD STATEMENTS WILL REFERENCE THIS UPDATED CATEGORY LEVEL. THIS CHANGE IS PART OF A RECENT RE-EVALUATION OF THE FLOOD PLAIN WITH INPUT FROM LOCAL OFFICIALS IN THE TOWN OF MIDDLEBOROUGH MA. THE NEW FLOOD STAGE WILL BE AS FOLLOWS: NEW FLOOD STAGE IS 8 FEET ABOVE GAGE ZERO. THE PREVIOUS FLOOD STAGE WAS 10.5 FEET ABOVE GAGE ZERO. MODERATE FLOOD STAGE REMAINS 12.0 FEET ABOVE GAGE ZERO. THIS IS UNCHANGED. MAJOR FLOOD STAGE REMAINS 14.0 FEET ABOVE GAGE ZERO. THIS IS UNCHANGED. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS CHANGE...PLEASE CONTACT: NICOLE BELK SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE 445 MYLES STANDISH BLVD. TAUNTON, MA 02780 E-MAIL: NICOLE.BELK@NOAA.GOV $$ FOR THE LATEST UPDATES...PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSBOSTON YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT @NWSBOSTON

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