Flood Stage Change Along Solomon River At Woodston KS

SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
949 PM CDT TUE JUL 7 2009  
 
TO:     FAMILY OF SERVICES/FOS/SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER WIRE   
SERVICE/NWWS/SUBSCRIBERS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION   
NETWORK/EMWIN/SUBSCRIBERS...NOAAPORT SUBSCRIBERS...NATIONAL WEATHER   
SERVICE/NWS/PARTNERS AND OTHER USERS...AND NWS EMPLOYEES  
 
FROM:   JEREMY WESELY  
        HYDROLOGY PROGRAM MANAGER  
        WFO HASTINGS NEBRASKA  
 
SUBJECT: FLOOD STAGE CHANGE ON THE SOUTH FORK OF THE SOLOMON RIVER   
AT WOODSTON  
 
ON FRIDAY AUGUST 7 2009 NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE/NWS/OFFICE   
IN HASTINGS NEBRASKA WILL CHANGE THE FLOOD STAGE AND IMPACT   
STATEMENTS ON THE SOUTH FORK OF THE SOLOMON RIVER AT WOODSTON.  
 
RECENT HIGH WATER EVENTS HAVE SHOWN THE RIVER TO BE WITHIN ITS BANKS  
DESPITE STAGE READINGS ABOVE THE CURRENT FLOOD STAGE OF 8 FEET.   
THEREFORE...A SURVEY REVIEW OF THE RIVER WAS CONDUCTED AND HAS   
YIELDED A NEW FLOOD STAGE AND CHANGES TO THE IMPACT STATEMENTS. THE   
FLOOD STAGE WILL BE RAISED BY 4 FEET FROM THE PREVIOUS FLOOD STAGE   
OF 8 FEET TO A NEW FLOOD STAGE OF 12 FEET.  
 
NEW STAGE:  
 
ACTION STAGE          11.0 FT  
FLOOD STAGE           12.0 FT  
MODERATE FLOOD STAGE  16.0 FT    
MAJOR FLOOD STAGE     27.0 FT  
 
NEW IMPACT STATEMENTS:  
 
12.0 FT...WATER OVERFLOWS THE LOW WATER CHANNEL BANKS INTO AREAS   
COVERED WITH THICK GRASS AND WILLOWS. AGRICULTURAL LOW LAND AREAS   
ADJACENT TO THE RIVER FLOOD.  
 
16.0 FT...FLOODING OCCURS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CHANNEL. FLOOD WATERS   
AFFECT AGRICULTURAL AREAS ADJACENT TO THE RIVER AND WILL BEGIN TO   
FLOW OVER THE BRIDGE ON 30 ROAD LOCATED 2 MILES DOWNSTREAM.  
 
27.0 FT...FLOOD WATERS WILL COVER THE BRIDGE ON 28 ROAD SOUTH OF   
WOODSTON. WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF ADJACENT AGRICULTURAL LAND OCCURS.   
FLOODING MAY DAMAGE FARMSTEADS NEAR THE RIVER.  
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS CHANGE...PLEASE CONTACT  
 
JEREMY WESELY  
HYDROLOGY PROGRAM MANAGER  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE  
6365 OSBORNE DRIVE WEST  
HASTINGS NE 68901  
 
PHONE: 402-462-4287  
  



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