NWS creates river basin site

NWS creates river basin site

The National Weather Service is making daily river forecasts and flood information about the nation's largest river basins available online.

'The new one-stop Web site provides almost instant access to river data within the Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio river basins,' NWS director Jack Kelly said.

'The new site combines river information from more than a dozen weather service offices and makes them available to anyone with access to the Internet,' Kelly said.

River Watch provides more than flood forecasts, he said. 'With drought conditions affecting various parts of the country, reliable river forecasts are crucial so people can monitor the exact levels necessary for their particular activities,' Kelly said.

The Web site, at www.riverwatch.noaa.gov, contains water level data, flood stage parameters and forecasts.

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