NWS looks for feedback on new river monitoring site
The National Weather Service is seeking user feedback on a new river monitoring map.
Previously known as the Advance Hydrologic Prediction Service, officials said this interactive map allows users to see river levels in areas across the country, showing everything from current flood warnings to predictions of future warnings.
Dustin Jordan is the Science and Operations Officer at the National Weather Service in Jackson.
Jordan said the site will be interactive and show users information like river water levels and flood threats gathered from monitoring stations throughout the country.
“What this site does is, it allows partners and media, the public, to be able to see what our river gauges are doing, what the forecast is from the river forecast centers across the country. So, this update will be a refresh for the entire National Weather Service and the entire country,” said Jordan.
Jordan said the new National Water Prediction Service map will be beneficial to those living in communities often affected by flooding.
“Most of this site is stuff that, again, would be mostly useful for like emergency managers or water resource kind of folks from different communities, but also the public use it. Especially those that live close to rivers.”
The feedback survey for the new site closes December 15. Jordan said all comments about the operation of the site are accepted and appreciated. The science and operations officer said in the meantime, the site is still in an early access phase, and asked people to be understanding that not all features are operational at this point.