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 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 9:00 am CDT on May 5, 2015

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From: Jeff Evans
meteorologist in charge
weather forecast office Houston/Galveston

Subject: changes in flood categories for stream gage on the Brazos
river at State Highway 21 near Bryan, Texas /bbzt2/

Recent rains over the lower Brazos river watershed as well as
resurveying on the Brazos river at sh 21 near Bryan, Texas has
determined that the flood stage is set too low.

Therefore... effective at 0800 on June 5, 2015... flood category
stages will be raised as follows:

1. New minor flood stage is 52.0 feet. The previous flood stage was
43.0 feet.

2. The new moderate flood stage is 60.0 feet. The old moderate flood
stage was 48.0 feet.

3. The new major flood stage is 66.0 feet. The old major flood stage
was 54.0 feet.

The National Weather Service welcomes public feedback. If you have
any questions or comments on this change... please contact:

Dave schwertz
senior service hydrologist
Houston/Galveston National Weather Service forecast office
1353 FM 646 W, ste 202
Dickinson, Texas 77539

Phone: 281-337-5074 ext 228
E-mail: Dave.Schwertz@noaa.Gov

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