393  
NOUS43 KGID 140254 CCA  
PNSGID  
KSZ007-NEZ061-085-086-141445-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
954 PM CDT WED SEP 13 2017  
   
..PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
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  
 
FROM: JEREMY WESELY  
HYDROLOGY PROGRAM MANAGER  
WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE (WFO) HASTINGS NEBRASKA  
 
SUBJECT: ADJUSTMENT TO SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE HASTINGS  
HYDROLOGIC SERVICE AREA (HSA).  
 
...FLOOD STAGE CHANGES ON THE REPUBLICAN RIVER AT GUIDE ROCK AND  
HARDY...  
 
FLOODING ALONG THE REPUBLICAN RIVER THIS SUMMER PROVIDED AN  
OPPORTUNITY TO RE-EVALUATE EXISTING FLOOD STAGES AND IMPACT  
STATEMENTS. A RIVER SURVEY CONDUCTED DURING THE FLOODING AND  
COORDINATED WITH AREA PARTNERS HAS LED TO THE DECISION TO ADJUST  
THE FLOOD STAGE ON THE REPUBLICAN RIVER AT GUIDE ROCK AND HARDY.  
THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE FOLLOWING FLOOD STAGE CHANGES WILL BE  
MONDAY OCTOBER 16TH 2017.  
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FLOOD STAGE CHANGE ON THE REPUBLICAN RIVER AT GUIDE ROCK (GUIN1)  
 
OLD NEW  
ACTION STAGE: 9.0 FT 10.5 FT  
FLOOD STAGE: 11.0 FT 12.5 FT  
MODERATE: 14.0 FT 15.0 FT  
MAJOR: 16.0 FT 17.0 FT  
 
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FLOOD STAGE CHANGE ON THE REPUBLICAN RIVER AT HARDY (HDYN1)  
 
OLD NEW  
ACTION STAGE: 9.0 FT 9.0 FT  
FLOOD STAGE: 11.0 FT 11.0 FT  
MODERATE: 11.5 FT 14.0 FT  
MAJOR: 12.0 FT 15.5 FT  
 
...ENDING RIVER FORECAST FOR THE WOOD RIVER NEAR RIVERDALE  
(RIVN1)...  
 
WE HAVE COORDINATED WITH LOCAL AND REGIONAL PARTNERS TO  
DISCONTINUE THE ISSUANCE OF RIVER FORECASTS ON THE WOOD RIVER  
NEAR RIVERDALE. THIS DECISION WAS BASED ON THE ABSENCE OF  
REAL TIME AUTOMATED RIVER GAUGE DATA COMBINED WITH A LACK OF  
SIGNIFICANT FLOOD IMPACTS NEAR RIVERDALE. FOR INSTANCE, THE TOWN  
OF RIVERDALE AND HIGHWAY 40 ARE NOT IN THE FLOODPLAIN.  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WELCOMES PUBLIC FEEDBACK. IF YOU HAVE  
ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THESE CHANGES, PLEASE CONTACT:  
 
JEREMY WESELY  
HYDROLOGY PROGRAM MANAGER  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE  
6365 NORTH OSBORNE DR WEST  
HASTINGS, NE 68901-9163  
PHONE:402-462-4287  
E-MAIL: W-GID.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV  
 

 
 
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