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SERVICE CHANGE NOTICE...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
400 PM EDT FRI APR 05 2013

TO: FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER WIRE
SERVICE /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER
INFORMATION NETWORK /EMWIN/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAAPORT
SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/
CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS...NWS EMPLOYEES

FROM: KIMBERLY CAMPBELL
METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
NWS COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA

SUBJECT: CLOSURE OF THE BLAIR (BLRS1) SOUTH CAROLINA FLOOD FORECAST
         POINT ON THE BROAD RIVER

SUPPORT FOR THE RIVER GAGE AT BLAIR WAS TERMINATED ON MARCH 08 2013
WHEN THE COOPERATOR WITH THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS)
TERMINATED FUNDING FOR THE GAGING EQUIPMENT.

THE LACK OF DATA WILL MAKE RIVER FLOOD FORECASTS FOR BLAIR VERY
DIFFICULT.  EMERGENCY MANAGERS FOR BOTH NEWBERRY AND FAIRFIELD
COUNTIES WERE NOTIFIED.  

WITH A FLOOD STAGE OF 19 FEET AND MINIMAL IMPACTS UP TO A STAGE OF
30 FEET NO OTHER POTENTIAL COOPERATORS HAVE BEEN INDENTIFIED WILLING
TO COMMIT TO SUPPORTING THE USGS IN OPERATING THE GAGING EQUIPMENT.

AS A RESULT...FLOOD FORECAST SERVICES FOR BLAIR SOUTH CAROLINA
(BLRS1) WILL BE TERMINATED AT 1200 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME ON
TUESDAY APRIL 30 2013.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WELCOMES PUBLIC FEEDBACK. IF YOU HAVE
ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS CHANGE...PLEASE CONTACT:

GREGORY LAMBERTY
SERVICE HYDROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA
2909 AVIATION WAY
WEST COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA 29170

PHONE: 803-822-8135

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CORRECTED TO ADD THE WORD FLOOD