New Decision Support Webpage coming to the LMRFC!

The National Weather Service (NWS) produces a variety of data sets in support of its Hydrologic Services mission. In support of this mission the NWS Southern Region Headquarters and Southern Region River Forecast Centers  have created a new Hydrologic Decision Support Map that brings together a variety of spatial data products on the same background map for analysis and decision making.  The Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center (LMRFC) will be migrating their home page to this new page during the week of May 20th baring any significant weather or flooding.
 
An example of this decision support tool is now available on the West Gulf River Forecast Center's home page at: www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc.
 
The legacy LMRFC river status map will still be available at: www.srh.noaa.gov/lmrfc/lmrfclegacy.php once the switch is complete.
 
The Hydrologic Decision Support Map is a Google Map-based tool that contains many of the data sets necessary to make water resources, flood, and emergency management decisions, and gives stakeholders the flexibility to create customized maps and the ability to scale maps beyond a single RFC boundary.
 
Advantages of this tool include:
  • Consolidation of RFC spatial data products into one easy accessible tool available from a web interface
  • Provision of a collaboration and decision making tool for stakeholders
  • Ability to navigate and view products easily across RFC boundaries 
Each of the overlays that are displayable in this tool is also available for download. NWS products displayed are available for download at:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/rfcexp/gis.php
 
The NWS encourages you to navigate the features of this Hydrologic Decision Support Map and to provide feedback on its usefulness in your decision process. There is an online survey and a feedback email available to provide your opinions. That survey can be accessed from the web page, or it can be accessed directly from this link: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=RFCDSM. The NWS values your opinions and will use your feedback to improve the overall service.  Also, please provide feedback specific the LMRFC to sr-lmrfc.webmaster@noaa.gov.


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