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Merrimack River at Lowell Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 45.75 ft at 4:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.75 ft at 5:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.75 ft at 5:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.75 ft at 5:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.75 ft at 5:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.75 ft at 6:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.75 ft at 6:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.75 ft at 6:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.75 ft at 7:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.75 ft at 7:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.75 ft at 7:16PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.75 ft at 7:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.75 ft at 7:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.76 ft at 8:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.76 ft at 8:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.76 ft at 8:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.76 ft at 8:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.76 ft at 9:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.76 ft at 9:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.76 ft at 9:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.76 ft at 9:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.77 ft at 10:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.77 ft at 10:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.77 ft at 10:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.77 ft at 11:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.77 ft at 11:15PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.78 ft at 11:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.78 ft at 11:45PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 45.78 ft at 12:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.78 ft at 12:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.78 ft at 12:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.79 ft at 12:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.79 ft at 1:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.79 ft at 1:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.79 ft at 1:16AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.8 ft at 1:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.8 ft at 1:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.81 ft at 2:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.81 ft at 2:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.82 ft at 2:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.83 ft at 2:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.83 ft at 3:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.84 ft at 3:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.85 ft at 3:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.85 ft at 4:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.86 ft at 4:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.87 ft at 4:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.87 ft at 4:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.88 ft at 5:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.89 ft at 5:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.89 ft at 5:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.9 ft at 6:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.9 ft at 6:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.91 ft at 6:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.91 ft at 6:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.92 ft at 7:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.92 ft at 7:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.92 ft at 7:16AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.92 ft at 7:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.93 ft at 7:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.93 ft at 8:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.94 ft at 8:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.94 ft at 8:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.95 ft at 9:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.95 ft at 9:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.96 ft at 9:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.96 ft at 9:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.97 ft at 10:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.97 ft at 10:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.98 ft at 10:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 45.99 ft at 10:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46 ft at 11:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.01 ft at 11:15AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.02 ft at 11:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.04 ft at 11:45AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.05 ft at 12:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.08 ft at 12:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.09 ft at 12:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.09 ft at 1:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.1 ft at 1:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.1 ft at 1:16PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.1 ft at 1:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.1 ft at 1:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.11 ft at 2:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.11 ft at 2:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.11 ft at 2:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.12 ft at 3:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.12 ft at 3:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.12 ft at 3:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.13 ft at 4:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.14 ft at 4:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.14 ft at 4:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.14 ft at 4:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.15 ft at 5:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.15 ft at 5:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.16 ft at 5:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.17 ft at 5:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.17 ft at 6:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.17 ft at 6:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.18 ft at 6:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.18 ft at 6:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.19 ft at 7:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.19 ft at 7:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.2 ft at 7:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.2 ft at 7:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.21 ft at 8:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.21 ft at 8:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.22 ft at 8:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.23 ft at 9:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.24 ft at 9:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.24 ft at 9:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.24 ft at 9:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.25 ft at 10:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.26 ft at 10:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.26 ft at 10:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.27 ft at 10:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.27 ft at 11:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.27 ft at 11:15PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.28 ft at 11:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.28 ft at 11:45PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 46.29 ft at 12:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.29 ft at 12:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.29 ft at 12:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.3 ft at 12:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.3 ft at 1:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.31 ft at 1:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.31 ft at 1:16AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.31 ft at 1:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.32 ft at 2:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.33 ft at 2:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.33 ft at 2:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.34 ft at 2:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.34 ft at 3:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.36 ft at 3:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.36 ft at 3:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.37 ft at 4:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.37 ft at 4:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.38 ft at 4:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.38 ft at 4:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.39 ft at 5:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.4 ft at 5:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.41 ft at 5:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.41 ft at 6:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.42 ft at 6:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.42 ft at 6:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.43 ft at 6:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.43 ft at 7:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.44 ft at 7:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.45 ft at 7:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.45 ft at 7:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.46 ft at 8:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.46 ft at 8:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.47 ft at 8:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.47 ft at 8:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.48 ft at 9:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.48 ft at 9:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.49 ft at 9:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.49 ft at 9:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.49 ft at 10:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.5 ft at 10:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.5 ft at 10:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 10:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 11:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 11:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 11:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 11:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 12:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 12:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 12:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 12:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 1:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 1:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 1:16PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 1:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 1:45PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 46.53 ft at 2:00PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 46.53 ft at 2:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 2:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 2:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 3:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 3:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 3:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 3:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 4:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 4:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 4:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 5:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 5:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 5:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.52 ft at 5:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 6:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 6:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 6:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 6:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 7:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 7:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 7:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 7:31PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 7:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 8:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 8:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.51 ft at 8:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.5 ft at 8:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.5 ft at 9:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.5 ft at 9:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.5 ft at 9:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.5 ft at 10:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.49 ft at 10:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.49 ft at 10:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.49 ft at 10:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.49 ft at 11:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.48 ft at 11:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.48 ft at 11:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 46.48 ft at 12:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.48 ft at 12:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.47 ft at 12:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.47 ft at 12:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.46 ft at 1:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.46 ft at 1:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.46 ft at 1:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.45 ft at 1:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.45 ft at 2:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.45 ft at 2:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.44 ft at 2:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.44 ft at 2:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.44 ft at 3:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.43 ft at 3:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.43 ft at 3:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.42 ft at 3:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.42 ft at 4:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.42 ft at 4:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.41 ft at 4:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.41 ft at 4:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.4 ft at 5:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.4 ft at 5:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.39 ft at 5:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.39 ft at 5:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.38 ft at 6:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.38 ft at 6:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.37 ft at 6:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.37 ft at 6:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.36 ft at 7:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.36 ft at 7:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.35 ft at 7:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.35 ft at 7:31AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.35 ft at 7:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.34 ft at 8:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.34 ft at 8:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.33 ft at 8:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.33 ft at 8:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.32 ft at 9:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.32 ft at 9:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.31 ft at 9:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.31 ft at 9:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.3 ft at 10:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.3 ft at 10:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.29 ft at 10:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.29 ft at 10:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.28 ft at 11:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.28 ft at 11:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.27 ft at 11:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.26 ft at 11:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.26 ft at 12:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.25 ft at 12:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.25 ft at 12:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.24 ft at 12:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.23 ft at 1:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.23 ft at 1:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.22 ft at 1:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.22 ft at 1:31PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.22 ft at 1:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.21 ft at 2:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.2 ft at 2:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.2 ft at 2:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.19 ft at 2:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.19 ft at 3:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.18 ft at 3:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 46.18 ft at 3:30PM Dec 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 46.1 ft 7:00PM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 45.9 ft 1:00AM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 45.8 ft 7:00AM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 45.7 ft 1:00PM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 45.6 ft 7:00PM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 45.5 ft 1:00AM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 45.4 ft 7:00AM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 45.3 ft 1:00PM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 45.2 ft 7:00PM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 45.1 ft 1:00AM Dec 23, 2014Forecast: 45 ft 7:00AM Dec 23, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLOWM3(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:30PM Dec 20, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:37AM Dec 20)Latest observed value: 46.18 ft at 3:30 PM EST 20-Dec-2014. Flood Stage is 52 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 58
Moderate Flood Stage: 54
Flood Stage: 52
Action Stage: 50
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 68.40 ft on 03/20/1936
(2) 60.60 ft on 04/23/1852
(3) 60.57 ft on 09/23/1938
(4) 58.84 ft on 05/15/2006
(5) 58.09 ft on 04/17/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 54.64 ft on 04/01/2010
(2) 53.63 ft on 03/16/2010
(3) 58.09 ft on 04/17/2007
(4) 58.84 ft on 05/15/2006
(5) 52.77 ft on 04/04/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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65 This is a serious flood event. All persons along the Merrimack River should follow the evacuation recommendations from your local emergency managemant officials. If asked to evacuate, do so immediately. All flood protection measures must be rushed to completion in flood prone areas.
62 This is a serious flood event. All persons along the Merrimack River should follow the evacuation recommendations from your local emergency managemant officials. If asked to evacuate, do so immediately. All flood protection measures must be rushed to completion in flood prone areas.
60 This is a serious flood event. All persons along the Merrimack River from the Massachusetts border through Methuen should follow the evacuation recommendations from your local emergency managemant officials. If asked to evacuate, do so immediately. All flood protection measures must be rushed to completion in flood prone areas.
58 Flooding is expected to overspread portions of Route 113 above Pawtucket Falls. Also, portions of Route 110 and several homes and businesses along Route 110 heading north and east into Tewksbury may begin to experience flooding. Follow the direction of your local emergency management officals. If asked to evacuate, do so immediately.
56 Flooding will become more widespread from the New Hampshire border through Methuen. Those areas outside local flood protection should take measures to protect property. Follow the directions of your local emergency management agency.
55 Flooding will become more widespread from the New Hampshire border through Methuen. Those areas outside local flood protection should take measures to protect property. Follow the directions of your local emergency management agency.
52 Lowland flooding is likely along the Merrimack River. Most of the impact will be felt by businesses and mills where basement flooding is likely.
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Latitude: 42.645833° N, Longitude: 71.298889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 52 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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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