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Housatonic River at Great Barrington Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2014Highest Observation: 2.5 ft at 11:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.48 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.47 ft at 1:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 1:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 1:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.43 ft at 2:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 2:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 3:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 3:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 3:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 4:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 4:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 4:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 5:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 5:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 5:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 6:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 6:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 6:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 7:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 7:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 7:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 8:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 8:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 8:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 9:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 9:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 9:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 10:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.46 ft at 10:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 10:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 11:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 11:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 11:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 11:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 12:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 12:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 12:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 1:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 1:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 1:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 1:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 2:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 2:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 2:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 2:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 3:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 3:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 3:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 3:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 4:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 4:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 4:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 4:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 5:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 5:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 5:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 5:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 6:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 6:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 6:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 6:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 7:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 7:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 7:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 7:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 8:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 8:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 8:30AM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 2:00PM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 8:00PM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 2.1 ft 8:00AM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 2.1 ft 2:00PM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 2.3 ft 8:00PM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 2:00AM Oct 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.8 ft 8:00AM Oct 23, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGTBM3(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:30AM Oct 21, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 11:14AM Oct 20)Latest observed value: 2.45 ft at 8:30 AM EDT 21-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 9 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Housatonic River at Great Barrington are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at E Br at Coltsville Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Falls Village
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:12
Moderate Flood Stage:10
Flood Stage:9
Action Stage:7

Historical Crests
(1) 12.08 ft on 01/01/1949
(2) 11.72 ft on 09/22/1938
(3) 10.96 ft on 05/31/1984
(4) 10.60 ft on 03/19/1936
(5) 10.34 ft on 10/09/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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12 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. WATER FLOODS MAIN STREET IN GREAT BARRINGTON.
10 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE. WATER FLOODS RIVER STREET AND REACHES SEARLES MIDDLE SCHOOL.
9 FLOOD STAGE WHERE WATER FLOODS THE FAIR GROUNDS.
7 LOW LYING FIELDS BETWEEN GREAT BARRINGTON AND ASHLEY FALLS ARE FLOODED WITH ONE TO TWO FEET OF WATER.
5 WATER STARTS TO FLOOD FIELDS BETWEEN GREAT BARRINGTON AND ASHLEY FALLS.
4 THE RIVER LEVEL IS NORMAL FOR SPRING.
3 THE RIVER LEVEL IS NORMAL FOR FALL, WINTER AND SUMMER.
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Latitude: 42.231944° N, Longitude: 73.355278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 9 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 683.04 ft 692.04 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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