Replacement Forecast Gauge on the Rockaway river above Boonton Reservoir

To:       subscribers - family of services and NOAA weather wire     
          service and other National Weather Service partners, users 
          and employees

From:     ray kruzdlo - senior service hydrologist

Subject:  replacement forecast gage on the Rockaway river above    
          Boonton Reservoir

Effective Wednesday, December 19, 2012, the National Weather Service 
(nws) will initiate river forecasts for botn4 (usgs #01380450). This 
new forecast point will replace forecasts for bntn4(usgs #01380500), 
which was one-half mile downstream. 

A landslide associated with Hurricane Irene put the former gage at 
Boonton (above the reservoir) out of service.

With assistance from the United States geological survey (usgs) and 
the NWS middle Atlantic river forecast center (marfc), the following 
new flood categories have been established for botn4.

Action stage:       3.5 feet
flood stage:        4.5 feet
moderate flooding:  6.0 feet
major flooding:     7.0 feet

The new flood categories will replace the following flood categories 
from the former bntn4 forecast point.

Action stage:       4.0 feet
flood stage:        5.0 feet
moderate flooding:  6.0 feet
major flooding:     7.0 feet

National Weather Service river forecasts can be viewed online at 
(use lower case letters):

http://water.Weather.Gov/ahps

Specific river forecasts for the Rockaway river above Boonton 
Reservoir can be viewed online at (use lower case letters):

http://water.Weather.Gov/ahps2/hydrograph.Php?Wfo=phi&gage=botn4

If you have any questions, please contact:

Ray kruzdlo
National Weather Service
senior service hydrologist
phone: 609-261-6615
email: Raymond.Kruzdlo@noaa.Gov


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