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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 3:03 PM EDT on July 28, 2015

Service change notice

To: subscribers

-family of services
-NOAA weather wire service
-emergency managers weather information network
-other NWS partners... users and employees

From: Robert M. Thompson, meteorologist-in-charge
weather forecast office Taunton MA

Subject: change in flood category for the river gage at
Bridgewater on the Taunton river /bdgm3/

Effective 1600 coordinated Universal time on Tuesday September 1
2015... the National Weather Service will change the flood stage
/minor flood category/ for the river gage at Bridgewater on the
Taunton river.

Starting Tuesday September 1 at 1600 coordinated Universal time...
flood warnings and flood statements will reference this updated
category level. This change is part of a recent re-evaluation of
the flood plain with input from local officials in the town of
Middleborough MA.

The new flood stage will be as follows:

New flood stage is 8 feet above gage zero. The previous flood
stage was 10.5 feet above gage zero.

Moderate flood stage remains 12.0 feet above gage zero. This is
unchanged.

Major flood stage remains 14.0 feet above gage zero. This is
unchanged.

If you have any questions or comments on this change... please
contact:

Nicole Belk
senior service hydrologist
National Weather Service forecast office
445 Myles Standish Blvd.
Taunton, MA 02780

E-mail: Nicole.Belk@noaa.Gov