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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:09 PM CDT on September 04, 2015


To: subscribers:
             -family of services
             -NOAA weather wire service
             -emergency managers weather information network
             -noaaport
             other NWS partners and employees

From: John woynick
             hydrologic program manager
             NWS Topeka, KS

Subject: new forecast service for the big Blue River
             near Manhattan, KS effective 28 September 2015

Beginning 28 September 2015, the National Weather Service (nws) in
Topeka Kansas will provide river forecast and warning services for
the big Blue River near Manhattan Kansas.

The new forecast point location is on the big Blue River below
Tuttle creek dam. The NWS location identifier for this location is
mntk1. The NWS in Topeka will start forecast and warning service on
the big Blue River near Manhattan beginning September 28th 2015. The
flood stage for this location is 19.0 feet. Forecasts and warnings
will be issued for times of high water, specifically for stages that
will approach or exceed flood stage.

Specific products for this location include:

Product type WMO header product identifier

Flood Warning-flw wgus43 ktop topflwtop
flood statement-fls wgus83 ktop topflstop
river statement-rvs fgus83 ktop toprvstop
Flash Flood Watch-ffa wgus63 ktop topffatop
hydrologic outlook-esf fgus73 ktop topesftop

Stage and forecast data for the big Blue River near Manhattan can be
found on the NWS advanced hydrologic prediction service web Page at
http://water.Weather.Gov/ahps2/hydrograph.Php?Wfo=top&gage=mntk1

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

John woynick
NWS forecast office
1116 NE Strait Ave.
Topeka, KS 66616

Phone: 785-232-1493
email: John.Woynick@noaa.Gov


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