...Public information statement...
To: subscribers: emergency management officials...news media and other users
Subject: river forecast services in Grand Rapids and Waterville Ohio will be modified effective January 12, 2015.
Effective Monday January 12, 2015 the flood stages will be changed on two local river forecast points:
The minor...moderate...and major flood stages at the official river forecast point for the Maumee River at Grand Rapids will be changed from the current stages of 15.0...16.5...and 20.0 feet respectively to 17.5...18.5...and 19.5 feet
The minor...moderate...and major flood stages at the official river forecast point for the Maumee River at Waterville will be raised from the current stages of 9.0...12.0...and 15.0 feet to 11.0...15.0...and 16.0 feet respectively.
It is necessary for the NWS to periodically update flood stages at river forecast points as changes...both natural and man made...occur over a watershed. These updates are needed to ensure the best quality river forecasts and resulting warnings to local communities. The NWS...Ohio River forecast center (ohrfc)...and local and County officials have supported the above changes.
The data and forecasts for these and other points can be found at: http://water.Weather.Gov/ or www.Weather.Gov/cle
The data for these sties are provided by our partner...the USGS. Without this critical data...forecasts and warnings would not be able to be provided at these locations. The USGS website is: http://OH.Water.USGS.Gov
For further information regarding these changes please contact: Sarah Jamison senior service hydrologist NWS Cleveland Ohio Sarah.Jamison@noaa.Gov