PROGRAMS AND PLANS--Local Flood-Warning Systems In Response Refer To: WGS-Mail Stop 415 February 20, 1990 OFFICE OF SURFACE WATER TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM NO. 90.09 Subject: PROGRAMS AND PLANS--Local Flood-Warning Systems Attached are tables summarizing Water Resources Division involvement in local flood-warning systems nationwide. The Division is operating nearly 700 stream or precipitation gages that have a primary purpose of flood warning. This work is done in support of many local cooperators and other Federal agencies. In addition to the gages that have a primary purpose of flood warning, many other gages have telemetry and are used for flood information, forecasts, or operation. For example the flood- forecast network, those stations relied upon by the National Weather Service, consists of about 3,000 streamgages. Other gages operated in support of agencies such as the Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation furnish information needed for project operation during times of flood. The interagency Working Group on Flood Warning and Preparedness Plans has recently published a brochure on local flood-warning systems. A copy is attached for your information. The Working Group, which was formed by the Subcommittee on Hydrology of the Interagency Advisory Committee on Water Data, intended the brochure for citizens and local agencies that are considering flood-warning systems and preparedness plans to provide protection from flooding. Additional copies of the brochure are available from the Office of Water Data Coordination, U. S. Geological Survey, 417 National Center, Reston, Virginia 22092. Ernest F. Hubbard Assistant Chief, Office of Surface Water Attachments WRD Distribution: A, B, S, FO Note: Copies of the attachments may be obtained from the Office of Surface Water.