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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
935 AM EDT THU SEP 6 2012

TO: SUBSCRIBERS - FAMILY OF SERVICES AND NOAA WEATHER WIRE
SERVICE AND OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PARTNERS, USERS
AND EMPLOYEES

FROM: NANCY FURBUSH - SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE NEW YORK,
NY

SUBJECT: NEW FLOOD INUNDATION MAP FOR THE SADDLE RIVER AT LODI, NJ

EFFECTIVE TODAY, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2012, THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE (NWS) WILL ADD A NEW FLOOD INUNDATION MAP TO THE ADVANCED
HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE (AHPS) WEB PORTAL FOR THE SADDLE RIVER
AT LODI, NJ. THIS INUNDATION MAP WILL PROVIDE DATA FOR THE STATE OF
NEW JERSEY AND WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH A UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL
SURVEY (USGS) RIVER GAGE REPRESENTING A NWS FORECAST POINT. THE
MAPPING WILL EXTEND BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE GAGE SITE.

INUNDATION MAPS PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE SPATIAL EXTENT AND DEPTH
OF FLOOD WATERS IN THE VICINITY OF NWS RIVER FORECAST POINTS. USERS
WILL BE ABLE TO DISPLAY FLOOD INUNDATION MAPS FOR VARIOUS LEVELS
RANGING FROM MINOR FLOODING THROUGH AND/OR ABOVE THE LARGEST
OBSERVED FLOOD.

FLOOD INUNDATION MAPS, COMBINED WITH RIVER OBSERVATIONS AND NWS
FORECASTS, ENHANCE THE COMMUNICATION OF FLOOD RISK, PROVIDE USERS
WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO BETTER MITIGATE THE IMPACTS OF
FLOODING, AND BUILD MORE RESILIENT COMMUNITIES.

THIS FLOOD INUNDATION MAP AND ASSOCIATED GEOSPATIAL DATA
(SHAPEFILES) CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE AHPS PORTAL (USE LOWER CASE
LETTERS):

HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INUNDATION/INUNDATION_GOOGLE.PHP?G_DAT
ATYPE=DEPTH&WFO=OKX&GAGE=LODN4

A COMPLETE LIST OF FLOOD INUNDATION MAP LOCATIONS IS ONLINE AT (USE
LOWER CASE LETTERS):

HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INUNDATION/INUNDATION_GOOGLE.PHP?GAGE=
LODN4

A USERS GUIDE FOR THE FLOOD INUNDATION MAP WEB INTERFACE IS
AVAILABLE AT (USE LOWER CASE LETTERS):

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INUNDATION/INUNDATION_MAPPING_USER_GUIDE
.PDF

THESE INUNDATION MAPS WERE DEVELOPED BY THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
AND NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. THEY ARE MADE
AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH CONGRESSIONAL AND NOAA GRANT SUPPORT TO THE
PASSAIC RIVER COMMISSION AND NOAA-NWS.

HTTP://PUBS.USGS.GOV/SIM/3221/

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT:

NANCY L FURBUSH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
SENIOR SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
PHONE: 631-924-0037 EXT. 234
EMAIL: NANCY.FURBUSH@NOAA.GOV

GARY CONTE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
PHONE: 631-924-0037 EXT. 223
EMAIL: GARY.CONTE@NOAA.GOV