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Charles River at Dover Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.34 ft at 9:45PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 1.33 ft at 10:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 1.33 ft at 10:15PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 1.33 ft at 10:30PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 1.32 ft at 10:45PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 1.32 ft at 11:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 1.32 ft at 11:15PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 1.32 ft at 11:30PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 1.32 ft at 11:45PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 1.31 ft at 12:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.3 ft at 12:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.29 ft at 12:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.29 ft at 12:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.28 ft at 1:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.28 ft at 1:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.27 ft at 1:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.26 ft at 1:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.25 ft at 2:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.25 ft at 2:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 2:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 2:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.22 ft at 3:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.2 ft at 3:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.2 ft at 3:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.19 ft at 4:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.18 ft at 4:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.17 ft at 4:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.17 ft at 4:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.16 ft at 5:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.16 ft at 5:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.14 ft at 6:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.14 ft at 6:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.14 ft at 6:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.14 ft at 6:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.15 ft at 7:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.16 ft at 7:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.16 ft at 7:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.17 ft at 7:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.18 ft at 8:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.2 ft at 8:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.22 ft at 8:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 8:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.27 ft at 9:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.29 ft at 9:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.32 ft at 9:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.33 ft at 9:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.33 ft at 10:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.34 ft at 10:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.34 ft at 10:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.34 ft at 10:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.34 ft at 11:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.34 ft at 11:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.33 ft at 11:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.33 ft at 11:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.32 ft at 12:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.32 ft at 12:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.32 ft at 12:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.31 ft at 12:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.3 ft at 1:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.3 ft at 1:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.29 ft at 1:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.28 ft at 1:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.28 ft at 2:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.27 ft at 2:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.26 ft at 2:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.25 ft at 2:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.25 ft at 3:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 3:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 3:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 3:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 4:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 4:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 4:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 4:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 5:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 5:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 5:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 5:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 6:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.24 ft at 6:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.25 ft at 6:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.25 ft at 6:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.26 ft at 7:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.26 ft at 7:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.28 ft at 7:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.28 ft at 7:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.28 ft at 8:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.28 ft at 8:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.29 ft at 8:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.29 ft at 8:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.3 ft at 9:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.3 ft at 9:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.31 ft at 9:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.31 ft at 9:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.32 ft at 10:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.32 ft at 10:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.33 ft at 10:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.34 ft at 10:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.34 ft at 11:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.35 ft at 11:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.36 ft at 11:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.36 ft at 11:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 1.36 ft at 12:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.37 ft at 12:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.37 ft at 12:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.37 ft at 12:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.38 ft at 1:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.38 ft at 1:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.39 ft at 1:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.4 ft at 1:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.4 ft at 2:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.4 ft at 2:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.4 ft at 2:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.41 ft at 2:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.41 ft at 3:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 3:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 3:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 3:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 5:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 5:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 5:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 6:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 6:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 6:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 6:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 7:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 7:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 7:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 7:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 8:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 9:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 9:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 9:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 9:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 10:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 10:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 11:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 11:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 11:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 11:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 12:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 12:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.41 ft at 12:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.4 ft at 1:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.4 ft at 1:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.39 ft at 1:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.38 ft at 1:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.38 ft at 2:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.37 ft at 2:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.37 ft at 2:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.36 ft at 2:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.36 ft at 3:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.36 ft at 3:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.36 ft at 3:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.36 ft at 3:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.37 ft at 4:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.37 ft at 4:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.37 ft at 4:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.37 ft at 4:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.37 ft at 5:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.38 ft at 5:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.38 ft at 5:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.38 ft at 5:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.39 ft at 6:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.39 ft at 6:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.4 ft at 6:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.4 ft at 6:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.4 ft at 7:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.4 ft at 7:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.4 ft at 7:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.41 ft at 7:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.41 ft at 8:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 9:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 9:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 10:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 10:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 10:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 10:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 11:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 11:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 11:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 11:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 12:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 12:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 12:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 12:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 1:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 1:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 1:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.51 ft at 2:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.51 ft at 2:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 2:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 2:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 3:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 3:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.53 ft at 3:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.53 ft at 3:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.54 ft at 4:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:00AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 6:15AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 6:30AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 6:45AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 7:00AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 7:15AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 7:30AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 7:45AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 8:00AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 8:15AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 8:30AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 8:45AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 9:00AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 9:15AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 9:30AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 9:45AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 10:00AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 10:15AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 10:30AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 10:45AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 11:00AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 11:15AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 11:30AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 11:45AM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 12:00PM Jan 29, 2015Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 12:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 1:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 1:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 2:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 2:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 2:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 2:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 3:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 3:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 3:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 3:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 4:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:45PM Jan 29, 2015Highest Forecast: 1.3 ft 1:00AM Jan 30, 2015Highest Forecast: 1.3 ft 7:00AM Jan 30, 2015Highest Forecast: 1.3 ft 1:00PM Jan 30, 2015Forecast: 1.2 ft 7:00PM Jan 30, 2015Forecast: 1.2 ft 1:00AM Jan 31, 2015Forecast: 1.2 ft 7:00AM Jan 31, 2015Forecast: 1.2 ft 1:00PM Jan 31, 2015Forecast: 1.2 ft 7:00PM Jan 31, 2015Forecast: 1.2 ft 1:00AM Feb 01, 2015Forecast: 1.2 ft 7:00AM Feb 01, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesDOVM3(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:30PM Jan 29, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 10:49AM Jan 29)Latest observed value: 1.44 ft at 8:45 PM EST 29-Jan-2015. Flood Stage is 5 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Charles River at Dover are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 8
Moderate Flood Stage: 7
Flood Stage: 5
Action Stage: 4.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 9.24 ft on 08/23/1955
(2) 9.10 ft on 03/25/1936
(3) 9.00 ft on 06/27/1938
(4) 8.72 ft on 03/22/1968
(5) 8.36 ft on 01/28/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.52 ft on 06/19/2013
(2) 5.54 ft on 03/11/2011
(3) 8.05 ft on 04/02/2010
(4) 7.76 ft on 03/18/2010
(5) 5.73 ft on 03/01/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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9 Anyone with interests along the Charles River must act now to protect life and property. If you are asked to evacuate, do so immediately. Flooding will impact portions of Dover, Medway, South Natick and Wellesley. Some roadways may become flooded. Never try to cross a flooded roadway. The road could be washed out. Know your alternate routes of travel. Some roads will be closed due to flooding.
8 Flooding will impact portions of Dover, Medfield, Millis, Medway, South Natick, Needham and Wellesley With Road closures and local evacuations possible.
7 Flooding will close a portion of Mill Street in Dover. Flooding also affects low lying sections of Medway along Shaw Street and Charles River Road, as well as Route 109 at the Millis and Medfield town line. Flooding also is expected along Causeway Street in Medfield.
6.5 Flooding affects homes along River Road in South Natick. Flood waters also affect part of Route 109 at the Medfield and Millis town line. Flooding will continue to increase in Needham along Fisher Street.
6 Flooding will affect a few homes in Needham along Fisher Street, as well as a portion of Route 109 at the Medfield and Millis town line. Some flooding is also likely on the South Natick and Wellesley town line along River Street.
5 People living along the Charles River should prepare for flooding of low lying areas along the river. Susceptible locations include low lying areas along Fisher Street in Needham and a small area on the South Natick and Wellesley line along River Street.
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Latitude: 42.256111° N, Longitude: 71.260556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 89.76 94.76 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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