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Connecticut River at Springfield Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4 ft at 9:09AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 9:25AM Dec 18, 2014Highest Observation: 5.1 ft at 8:22AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 5.1 ft 7:00AM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 4.9 ft 1:00PM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 4.9 ft 7:00PM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 4.9 ft 1:00AM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 4.7 ft 7:00AM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 4.4 ft 1:00PM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 4.4 ft 7:00PM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 4.4 ft 1:00AM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 7:00AM Dec 22, 2014SPGM3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (2:16AM Dec 20, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:56AM Dec 19)Latest observed value: 5.1 ft at 8:22 AM EST 19-Dec-2014. Flood Stage is 20 ft
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NOTE: Automated gauge readings are unavailable, readings taken manually.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Connecticut River at Springfield are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 28.60 ft on 03/20/1936
(2) 25.75 ft on 09/23/1938
(3) 22.65 ft on 06/01/1984
(4) 22.45 ft on 11/06/1927
(5) 21.10 ft on 08/19/1955
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.58 ft on 08/30/2011
(2) 17.00 ft on 10/10/2005
(3) 14.80 ft on 04/17/1996
(4) 8.80 ft on 01/19/1995
(5) 22.65 ft on 06/01/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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24 This is a serious flood situation. Action must be taken now to protect life and property. Follow the directions provided by your local emergency management officials. Flooding in Chicopee is likely, outside those areas protected by the levees as well as through Springfield and West Springfield.
21 Flooding of low lying sections of West Springfield and Springfield outside of levee protection is expected. Flooding also occurs in lowest lying areas adjacent to the river in Longmeadow and Agawam.
20 Lowland flooding in the Market Gardens and Riverdale sections of West Springfield is expected.
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Latitude: 42.096389° N, Longitude: 72.594722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 20 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
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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
Other NULL NULL  
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River stage data provided by United Water in Springfield MA.
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