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North Nashua River at Fitchburg Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.86 ft at 7:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.88 ft at 7:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.19 ft at 8:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.1 ft at 8:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.92 ft at 8:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.85 ft at 8:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.86 ft at 9:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.15 ft at 9:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.98 ft at 9:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 10:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.16 ft at 10:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.1 ft at 10:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.08 ft at 10:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.12 ft at 11:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.14 ft at 11:15AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.18 ft at 11:30AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.21 ft at 11:45AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.22 ft at 12:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 12:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 12:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 12:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 1:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.26 ft at 1:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 1:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 1:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 3:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 3:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.27 ft at 3:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.28 ft at 3:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.29 ft at 4:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.28 ft at 4:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.29 ft at 4:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.29 ft at 4:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.31 ft at 5:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.32 ft at 5:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.32 ft at 5:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.33 ft at 5:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.34 ft at 6:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.34 ft at 6:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.34 ft at 6:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.34 ft at 6:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.35 ft at 7:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.35 ft at 7:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.37 ft at 7:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.37 ft at 8:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.37 ft at 8:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.38 ft at 8:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.39 ft at 8:45PM Jan 27, 2015Highest Observation: 3.4 ft at 9:00PM Jan 27, 2015Highest Observation: 3.4 ft at 9:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.38 ft at 9:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.38 ft at 9:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.38 ft at 10:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.37 ft at 10:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.37 ft at 10:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.37 ft at 10:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.37 ft at 11:15PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:30PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:45PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 3.36 ft at 12:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.35 ft at 12:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.34 ft at 12:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.34 ft at 12:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.33 ft at 1:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.33 ft at 1:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.33 ft at 1:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.32 ft at 1:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.31 ft at 2:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.3 ft at 2:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.3 ft at 2:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.3 ft at 2:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.3 ft at 3:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.29 ft at 3:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.29 ft at 3:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.28 ft at 3:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.28 ft at 4:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.27 ft at 4:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.26 ft at 4:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.26 ft at 4:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 5:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 5:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 5:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 5:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 6:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 6:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 6:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 6:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 7:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.22 ft at 7:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.22 ft at 7:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 7:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 8:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 8:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 8:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 8:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 9:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 9:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 9:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 9:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 10:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.26 ft at 10:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.26 ft at 10:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.26 ft at 10:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 11:00AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.25 ft at 11:15AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 11:30AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 11:45AM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 12:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 12:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 12:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 12:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 1:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.24 ft at 1:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 1:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 1:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.22 ft at 2:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.21 ft at 2:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.2 ft at 2:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.19 ft at 2:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.18 ft at 3:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.17 ft at 3:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.16 ft at 3:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.14 ft at 3:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.12 ft at 4:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.1 ft at 4:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.09 ft at 4:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.07 ft at 4:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 5:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.05 ft at 5:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.05 ft at 5:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 5:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 6:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 7:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 7:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 7:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 7:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 8:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 8:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 8:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 8:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 9:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 9:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 9:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 9:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.01 ft at 10:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3.01 ft at 10:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 10:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 10:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 2.99 ft at 11:00PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 2.99 ft at 11:15PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 2.98 ft at 11:30PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 2.98 ft at 11:45PM Jan 28, 2015Observed: 2.98 ft at 12:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.97 ft at 12:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.97 ft at 12:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.94 ft at 1:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.94 ft at 2:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.93 ft at 2:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.93 ft at 2:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.92 ft at 2:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.91 ft at 3:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.9 ft at 3:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.86 ft at 4:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.86 ft at 4:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.86 ft at 5:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.86 ft at 5:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.85 ft at 5:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.84 ft at 5:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.84 ft at 6:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.84 ft at 6:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 6:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 6:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.82 ft at 7:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.84 ft at 7:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 8:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 8:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.81 ft at 8:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.81 ft at 9:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 9:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 9:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 9:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 10:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 10:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 10:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.81 ft at 11:00AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:15AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.85 ft at 11:30AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.86 ft at 11:45AM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.87 ft at 12:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 12:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.88 ft at 1:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 1:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 1:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.91 ft at 2:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.93 ft at 2:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.91 ft at 2:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.9 ft at 2:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 4:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.9 ft at 4:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.9 ft at 4:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.9 ft at 4:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.85 ft at 6:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.85 ft at 6:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.84 ft at 6:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.84 ft at 6:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.81 ft at 8:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.81 ft at 8:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 9:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 9:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 9:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 9:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 10:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:00PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:15PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:30PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:45PM Jan 29, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.76 ft at 2:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.76 ft at 2:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.76 ft at 2:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.76 ft at 2:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.76 ft at 3:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.76 ft at 3:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 3:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 3:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 4:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 4:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 4:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 4:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 5:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 5:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 5:30AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 5:45AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 6:00AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 6:15AM Jan 30, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 6:30AM Jan 30, 2015Highest Forecast: 3 ft 1:00PM Jan 30, 2015Highest Forecast: 3 ft 7:00PM Jan 30, 2015Highest Forecast: 3 ft 1:00AM Jan 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 3 ft 7:00AM Jan 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 3 ft 1:00PM Jan 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 3 ft 7:00PM Jan 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 3 ft 1:00AM Feb 01, 2015Forecast: 2.9 ft 7:00AM Feb 01, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFBGM3(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:15AM Jan 30, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 10:49AM Jan 29)Latest observed value: 2.74 ft at 6:30 AM EST 30-Jan-2015. Flood Stage is 6.5 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice. Forecast flows are unadjusted for ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the North Nashua River at Fitchburg are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 6.5
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 8.59 ft on 04/16/2007
(2) 8.02 ft on 03/07/2011
(3) 7.99 ft on 03/15/2010
(4) 7.78 ft on 04/05/1987
(5) 7.59 ft on 04/16/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.64 ft on 08/28/2011
(2) 8.02 ft on 03/07/2011
(3) 7.99 ft on 03/15/2010
(4) 7.34 ft on 02/26/2010
(5) 6.72 ft on 09/07/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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10 Significant flooding occurs along portions of the North Nashua River from Fitchburg downstream through Lancaster. In Fitchburg, flood waters reach low lying railroad bridges, and impacts occur at businesses near the junction of River and Depot Streets. Flood waters may cause erosion of the Westminster Street embankment in spots between Wachusett and Temple Streets. Overtopping of the dike along Commercial Road in Leominster may occur.
9 Flooding occurs in low lying areas along the river. Businesses near the junction of River and Depot streets in Fitchburg are impacted. Flood waters also approach low railroad bridges in Downtown Fitchburg.
8 Flooding of low lying areas along the river can be expected from Fitchburg downstream into Lancaster. Flooding affects businesses near the junction of River and Depot Streets in Fitchburg.
7 Flooding of low lying areas along the river can be expected. Flooding encroaches on businesses near the junction of River and Depot streets in Fitchburg.
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Latitude: 42.576111° N, Longitude: 71.788611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 6.5 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 394.13 400.63 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other NULL NULL  

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