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Public Information Notice, Comment Request: Amended

National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC

400 PM EDT Thu Mar 20 2014


To:       Subscribers:

          -Family of Services

          -NOAA Weather Wire Service

          -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network


          Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees


 From:    Edward Clark

          Acting Chief, Hydrologic Services Branch

          National Weather Service Headquarters          


Subject:  Amended:  Soliciting Comments on the Experimental River

          Forecast Center Decision Support Map Through

          April 1, 2015


Amended to extend comment period through April 1, 2015, and to add two

additional participating River Forecast Centers (RFC)


NWS is seeking comments on the Experimental River Forecast Center

Decision Support Map through April 1, 2015. The NWS West Gulf River

Forecast Center, Arkansas Red Basin River Forecast Center, Lower

Mississippi River Forecast Center, and the Southeast River Forecast

Center are testing a new Hydrologic Decision Support Map service that

melds a variety of spatial data products on the same background map to

aide analysis and decision making.


The Hydrologic Decision Support Map is a Google Map-based tool

containing many of the data sets needed to make water resources,

flood, and emergency management decisions. The map tool provides

stakeholders the flexibility to create customized maps and the

ability to scale maps beyond a single RFC boundary.


The Decision Support Map and a description of how to use the map

are available at:


Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental

product by using the brief survey and comment form at:


or provide comments directly to


At the end of the comment period, the product will be evaluated for

operational status as a national product.


More information on this product is online at:


 For questions regarding this notice, please contact:


Tracy Clark

Hydrologic Services Program Manager

NWS Southern Region Headquarters

817-978-1100 x 120


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