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 DYER | Hart Ditch has a permanent place on the National Weather Service website, a tool that the town surely will incorporate into the early flood warning system it is now developing.

The ditch has been included on a list of waterways now monitored by the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, a new, web-based component of the NWS Climate, Water and Weather Services. The water level readings in Hart Ditch are kept up to date via a gauge provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, one of AHPS' partners. Readings are displayed in a "live" graph, which can be viewed by anyone visiting the NWS website, www.nws.noaa.gov.

Over a four-day period this month, April 6 through 9, ditch water levels peaked at 4.6 feet. Twelve feet is considered floor stage. - By Mary Wilds, Times Correspondent

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