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SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
1231 PM CDT FRI JUL 17 2015

...SEVERAL FLOOD CATEGORY CHANGES IN EASTERN NEBRASKA...

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

FROM:    JAMES MEYER
         METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
         WFO OMAHA/VALLEY, VALLEY NEBRASKA

SUBJECT: CHANGE IN FLOOD CATEGORIES IN EASTERN NEBRASKA

Flooding from this past May and June has shown several flood
categories at river gages in eastern Nebraska need adjustment. For
example in the case of Lincoln, the gage at 27th street did not hit
major flood stage but this flood can easily be categorized as major.
Adjustments like this are being made to the gages shown below. Please
contact us prior to August 17th with any questions or concerns about
these changes.

(LHBN1) Haines Branch near Lincoln
previous action stage:     11.0 ft  new action stage:   (no change)
previous flood stage:      17.0 ft  new flood stage:    (no change)
previous moderate stage:   18.0 ft  new moderate stage:    20.5 ft
previous major stage:      19.0 ft  new major stage:       24.5 ft

(FRBN1) Little Blue River at Fairbury
previous action stage:     17.0 ft  new action stage:   (no change)
previous flood stage:      18.5 ft  new flood stage:    (no change)
previous moderate stage:   20.0 ft  new moderate stage: (no change)
previous major stage:      26.0 ft  new major stage:      23.0 ft

(BARN1) Big Blue River at Barneston
previous action stage:     18.0 ft  new action stage:   (no change)
previous flood stage:      20.0 ft  new flood stage:    (no change)
previous moderate stage:   27.0 ft  new moderate stage: (no change)
previous major stage:      34.0 ft  new major stage:      33.0 ft

(ROCN1) Salt Creek at Roca
previous action stage:     14.0 ft  new action stage:   (no change)
previous flood stage:      19.0 ft  new flood stage:    (no change)
previous moderate stage:   23.0 ft  new moderate stage:   21.5 ft
previous major stage:      26.0 ft  new major stage:      23.0 ft

(SALN1) Salt Creek at Lincoln (Fairgrounds)
previous action stage:     20.0 ft  new action stage:   (no change)
previous flood stage:      26.5 ft  new flood stage:    (no change)
previous moderate stage:   32.5 ft  new moderate stage: (no change)
previous major stage:      39.0 ft  new major stage:      35.5 ft

(LCNN1) Salt Creek at Lincoln (27th Street)
previous action stage:     14.0 ft  new action stage:   (no change)
previous flood stage:      20.5 ft  new flood stage:    (no change)
previous moderate stage:   26.5 ft  new moderate stage: (no change)
previous major stage:      33.0 ft  new major stage:      29.0 ft

(GRNN1) Salt Creek at Greenwood
previous action stage:     18.0 ft  new action stage:   (no change)
previous flood stage:      20.0 ft  new flood stage:    (no change)
previous moderate stage:   24.0 ft  new moderate stage: (no change)
previous major stage:      27.0 ft  new major stage:      31.0 ft

Definitions are minor, moderate or major flood stage can be found
at the following website:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/directives/sym/pd01009050.pdf

For the latest river forecasts, please visit:

www.water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=oax

The National Weather Service welcomes feedback. If you have any
questions or comments on the information included in this
document, please contact:

         David Pearson

         Senior Service Hydrologist
         National Weather Service Forecast Office
         6707 North 288th Street
         Valley, NE 68064-9443

         phone: 402-359-5166 x493
         email: david.pearson@noaa.gov
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