Changes to River Forecast Service on Des Plaines River at Romeoville IL

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SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
300 PM CDT WED AUG 1 2012

TO: FAMILY OF SERVICES/FOS/SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER WIRE
SERVICE/NWWS/SUBSCRIBERS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER
INFORMATION NETWORK/EMWIN/SUBSCRIBERS...NOAAPORT
SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CUSTOMERS
AND PARTNERS...AND NWS EMPLOYEES.

FROM: WILLIAM MORRIS, SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
NWS CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL

SUBJECT:CHANGE IN FORECAST LOCATION FOR THE DES PLAINES RIVER AT ROMEOVILLE IL

BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1 2012...THE RIVER FORECAST LOCATION FOR THE DES
PLAINES RIVER AT ROMEOVILLE WILL BE MOVED TO THE US GEOLOGICAL
SURVEY (USGS) RIVER GAGE AT LEMONT...APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES UPSTREAM
OF THE ROMEOVILLE LOCATION. THE GAGE AT LEMONT PROVIDES A
BETTER REPRESENTATION OF RIVER STAGE AND CORRESPONDING FLOWS ON THE
DES PLAINES RIVER IN THAT AREA. THE FLOOD STAGE FOR THIS NEW
LOCATION WILL BE 10.0 FT. FLOOD STAGE IS PROVISIONAL AND MAY BE
CHANGED BASED ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR FIELD OBSERVATIONS.

RIVER FORECAST SERVICES FOR THIS LOCATION ARE PROVIDED TO SUPPORT
THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS...CHICAGO DISTRICT...IN THEIR OPERATION OF
THE CHICAGO SANITARY AND SHIP CANAL AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES
DISPERSAL BARRIERS.

ONLY GRAPHICAL FORECAST INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR THIS LOCATION
AND IS AVAILABLE FROM THE NOAA/NWS ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION
SERVICE PAGE FOR THE NWS CHICAGO FORECAST AREA. ACCESS THIS PAGE AT
WEATHER.GOV/CHICAGO. CLICK ON THE RIVERS AND LAKES LINK ON THE LEFT
HAND MENU.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THESE UPCOMING CHANGES...PLEASE CONTACT:

WILLIAM MORRIS
SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE
333 W UNIVERSITY DRIVE
ROMEOVILLE IL 60446
PHONE: 815-834-0600 X493

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS DISPERSAL
BARRIER OPERATIONS PLEASE CONTACT:

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHICAGO DISTRICT
312-846-5330



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