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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
655 AM EST Thu Feb 21 2019

To:      Subscribers:
         - Family of Services
         - NOAA Weather Wire Service
         - Emergency Management Officials, News Media, and other users

From:    Judith Levan
         Meteorologist in Charge
         Weather Forecast Office Buffalo, NY

Subject: Change in Gage Zero Elevation for Honeoye Creek at Honeoye
         Falls (HNYN6)

Effective April 1, 2019 the National Weather Service (NWS) will
change the official flood stages and historical crests at the
Honeoye Creek official forecast point at Honeoye Falls. The minor,
moderate, and major flood stages will be change from the current
stages of 4.5, 5.0, and 6.0 feet respectively to 6.5, 7.0, and 8.0

The river gauge is owned and operated by the New York United States
Geological Survey (USGS) and the United States Army Corps of
Engineers (USACE) in Buffalo. Due to periodic negative river stage
readings, it was determined that the zero datum, or starting point
for river stage readings, should be lowered by two feet. The impacts
of this change will be an adjustment of two feet to all NWS defined
flood stages. The historical river crests displayed on AHPS will
also be adjusted by two feet for consistency.

The data and forecasts for this site can be found at:

Additional river forecasts can be found at:

The data for these sites are provided by our partners the USGS.
Without this critical data, forecasts and warnings would not be
possible. The USGS website is:

For further information regarding this change please contact:

    Sarah Jamison
    Senior Service Hydrologist
    National Weather Service Cleveland, Ohio


    Kirk Apffel
    Hydrology Program Manager
    National Weather Service Buffalo, New York


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