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Contoocook River at Peterborough Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.05 ft at 7:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 7:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 7:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 8:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 8:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 8:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 8:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.84 ft at 9:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.82 ft at 9:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.82 ft at 9:16PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 9:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.79 ft at 9:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 10:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 10:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.74 ft at 10:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.73 ft at 10:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.72 ft at 11:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.71 ft at 11:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.71 ft at 11:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.7 ft at 11:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.7 ft at 12:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.7 ft at 12:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.7 ft at 12:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.7 ft at 12:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.71 ft at 1:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.71 ft at 1:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.72 ft at 1:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.73 ft at 1:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.74 ft at 2:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 2:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 2:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 2:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 3:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 3:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 3:16AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.79 ft at 3:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.82 ft at 4:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.83 ft at 4:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.83 ft at 5:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.83 ft at 5:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.84 ft at 5:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.84 ft at 5:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 6:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 6:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 6:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 6:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 7:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 7:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 7:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 7:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 8:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 8:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 8:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 8:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 9:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 9:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 9:16AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 9:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 9:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 4:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 5:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 5:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 6:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 6:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 6:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.12 ft at 6:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 7:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 8:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 9:16PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 9:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 1:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 2:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 2:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 2:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 3:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 3:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 4:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 4:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 4:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 5:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 6:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 7:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 7:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 7:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 7:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 8:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 8:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 8:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 9:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 9:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 10:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 10:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 10:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 10:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 11:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 11:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 11:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 12:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 1:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 1:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 1:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 3:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 3:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 4:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 4:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 4:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 4:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 5:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 5:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 5:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 5:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 6:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 6:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 6:30PM Nov 27, 2014Highest Observation: 2.28 ft at 6:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 7:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 7:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 7:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 7:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 8:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 8:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 8:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 8:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 9:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 9:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 9:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 9:31PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 9:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 10:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 10:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 10:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 10:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 12:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 12:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 12:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 12:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 1:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 1:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 1:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 1:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 2:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 2:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 2:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 2:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 3:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 3:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 3:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 3:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 4:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 4:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 4:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 4:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 5:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 5:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 5:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 5:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 6:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 6:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 6:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 6:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 7:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 7:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 7:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 7:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 8:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 8:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 8:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 8:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 9:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 9:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 9:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 9:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 10:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 10:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:00AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:15AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 11:30AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 11:45AM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 12:00PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 12:15PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 12:30PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 12:45PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 1:00PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.07 ft at 1:15PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 1:30PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 1:45PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 2:00PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 2:15PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 2:30PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 2:45PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 3:00PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 3:15PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 3:30PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 3:45PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 4:00PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 4:15PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 4:30PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 4:45PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 5:00PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 5:15PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 5:30PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 5:45PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 6:00PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 6:15PM Nov 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 6:30PM Nov 28, 2014Highest Forecast: 2 ft 1:00AM Nov 29, 2014Highest Forecast: 2 ft 7:00AM Nov 29, 2014Highest Forecast: 2 ft 1:00PM Nov 29, 2014Highest Forecast: 2 ft 7:00PM Nov 29, 2014Highest Forecast: 2 ft 1:00AM Nov 30, 2014Highest Forecast: 2 ft 7:00AM Nov 30, 2014Highest Forecast: 2 ft 1:00PM Nov 30, 2014Highest Forecast: 2 ft 7:00PM Nov 30, 2014Highest Forecast: 2 ft 1:00AM Dec 01, 2014Forecast: 1.9 ft 7:00AM Dec 01, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPTRN3(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:01PM Nov 28, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 11:27AM Nov 28)Latest observed value: 2.05 ft at 6:30 PM EST 28-Nov-2014. Flood Stage is 5.5 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9
Moderate Flood Stage: 7
Flood Stage: 5.5
Action Stage: 4
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 15.00 ft on 09/21/1938
(2) 7.21 ft on 04/16/2007
(3) 6.92 ft on 03/07/2011
(4) 6.82 ft on 01/29/1976
(5) 6.62 ft on 04/06/1987
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.54 ft on 03/31/2012
(2) 4.68 ft on 12/08/2011
(3) 6.92 ft on 03/07/2011
(4) 5.76 ft on 03/31/2010
(5) 6.03 ft on 03/15/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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17.5 This is the maximum reportable stage of the river gage.
9.5 This is a major, life threatening flood in the Peterborough area. Floodwaters affect low lying businesses off of Grove Street and Wilton Road including Peterborough Plaza, and parking lots and low lying residences off of Pheasant Road including the Riverview Apartments. Significant flooding occurs along roads and low lying properties adjacent to the river including the following, Route 136, Concord Street, Jaffrey Road, Summer Street, Sharon Road, Bogle Road, and Hunt Road.
7.5 Major flooding occurs in the Peterborough area. Route 136 floods near Bogle Road. Floodwaters affect low lying businesses off of Grove Street and Wilton Road including Peterborough Plaza, and parking lots and low lying residences off of Pheasant Road including the Riverview Apartments. Significant flooding occurs along roads and low lying properties adjacent to the river including the following, Concord Street, Jaffrey Road, Summer Street, Sharon Road, Bogle Road, and Hunt Road.
6.5 Significant flooding occurs in Peterborough. Floodwaters inundate portions of the Peterborough Plaza parking area. Floodwaters affect low lying businesses off of Grove Street and Wilton Road. Flooding occurs at low lying properties along and/or stretches of the following roads, Concord Street, Summer Street, Sharon Road, Bogle Road, and Hunt Road. Inundation may occur along the parking lots off of Pheasant Road including the Riverview Apartments.
5.5 Floodwaters approach low lying roads and properties in the Peterborough area, especially along Concord Street.
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Latitude: 42.862500° N, Longitude: 71.959722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 5.5 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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