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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:15 am EDT on August 22, 2014

... Public information statement...

To: subscribers:
-family of services
-NOAA weather wire service
-emergency managers weather information network
-other NWS partners... users and employees

From: National Weather Service weather forecast office
        4 Falcon drive Peachtree City Georgia

Subject: upgraded river forecast services at Columbus Georgia

Effective on Wednesday... September 24 2014... the NWS will be
upgrading hydrologic services by lowering flood stage levels on the
Chattahoochee River at Columbus Georgia.

This location is a flood only forecast point which means forecasts
and warnings are issued when the river level is expected to rise
near or above flood stage. The upgraded hydrologic services were a
direct result of field surveys showing the impacts of flooding
along portions of the riverwalks on both sides of the river.

The following critical threshold levels will be changed to:

Chattahoochee River at Columbus /cbug1/

Bankfull/action stage 25 feet
flood stage/minor flood 27 feet
moderate flood stage 42 feet
major flood stage 47 feet

Users can access this river gauge and other hydrologic information
by going through the ahps web Portal /use lower case/:

Water.Weather.Gov/ahps/

If you have any questions or comments... please contact:

Kent Frantz
WFO Peachtree City Georgia
senior service hydrologist
770.486.1133 ext 228
Kent.Frantz@noaa.Gov


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