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NOAA's National Weather Service announced a new flood stage measurement for Great Chazy River at Perry Mills, N.Y., effective May 24. Local National Weather Service and Clinton County Emergency Management officials determined this new measurement of nine feet will enable NWS to provide more relevant flood warnings. NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
“When we first established the flood stage for this location, we were conservative, setting the flood stage low enough to make sure we didn’t miss the onset of flood problems,” said Greg Hanson, service hydrologist at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Burlington, Vt. “However, the experience of daily forecasting allowed the National Weather Service and Clinton Country Emergency Management to determine a more appropriate flood stage level."
2000, we started providing daily river forecasts using data from the
Great Chazy River gage located at Perry Mills with great success,"
said Peter Gabrielsen, NWS chief, Eastern Region, Hydrologic Service
Division. "We increased flood warning lead times to four hours
from 95 minutes.”
Chazy River is a forecast point included in National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services, a web-based service providing information-rich forecasts related to hydrology. A graphic and text display show how long it will take the river to reach flood stage, how high the river will rise and how long the flood will last whenever a forecast is issued. Specific daily river forecasts and weekly and monthly probability forecasts are also available for the river at Perry Mills at NWS AHPS on the Web: http://ahps.erh.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ahps.cgi?btv.
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