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Black River at Watertown Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.41 ft at 1:00AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 1:15AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 1:30AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 1:45AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 2:00AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 2:15AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 2:30AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 2:45AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:00AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 3:15AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 3:30AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 3:45AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 4:00AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 4:15AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 4:30AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 4:45AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 5:00AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 5:15AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 5:30AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 5:45AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 6:00AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 6:15AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 6:30AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 6:45AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 7:00AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 7:15AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 7:30AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 7:45AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 8:00AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.51 ft at 8:15AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.53 ft at 8:30AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.52 ft at 8:45AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.5 ft at 9:00AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.47 ft at 9:15AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 9:30AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 9:45AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 10:00AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 10:15AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 10:30AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 10:45AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 11:00AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 11:15AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 11:30AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 11:45AM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 12:00PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 12:15PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 12:30PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 12:45PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 1:00PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 1:15PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 1:30PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 1:45PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 2:00PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 2:15PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 2:30PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 2:45PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 3:00PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 3:15PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 3:30PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 3:45PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 4:00PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 4:15PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 4:30PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 4:45PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 5:00PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 5:15PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 5:30PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 5:45PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 6:00PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 6:15PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 6:30PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 6:45PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 7:00PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 7:15PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 7:30PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 7:45PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 8:00PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 8:15PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 8:30PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 8:45PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 9:00PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 9:15PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 9:30PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 9:31PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 9:45PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 9:46PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 10:00PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 10:01PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 10:15PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 10:16PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 10:30PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 10:45PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 11:00PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 11:15PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 11:30PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 11:45PM Mar 24, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 12:00AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 12:15AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 12:30AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 12:45AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 1:00AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 1:15AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 1:30AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 1:45AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 2:00AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 2:15AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 2:30AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 2:45AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 3:00AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 3:15AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 3:30AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 3:45AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 4:00AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 4:15AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 4:30AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 4:45AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 5:00AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 5:15AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 5:30AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 5:45AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 6:00AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.32 ft at 6:15AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.32 ft at 6:30AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 6:45AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.32 ft at 7:00AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 7:15AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.32 ft at 7:30AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 7:45AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 8:00AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.32 ft at 8:15AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 8:30AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 8:45AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 9:00AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 9:15AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 9:30AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 9:45AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:00AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:15AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.3 ft at 10:30AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:45AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 11:00AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 11:15AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.3 ft at 11:30AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.3 ft at 11:45AM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.29 ft at 12:00PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.3 ft at 12:15PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.3 ft at 12:30PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.29 ft at 12:45PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.29 ft at 1:00PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.3 ft at 1:15PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 1:30PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 1:45PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.3 ft at 2:00PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.3 ft at 2:15PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.3 ft at 2:30PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.29 ft at 2:45PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.3 ft at 3:00PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.3 ft at 3:15PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.32 ft at 3:30PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.32 ft at 3:45PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 4:00PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 4:15PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 4:30PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.31 ft at 4:45PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.32 ft at 5:00PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.32 ft at 5:15PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 5:30PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 5:45PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 6:00PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 6:15PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 6:30PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.33 ft at 6:45PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 7:00PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 7:15PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 7:30PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 7:45PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 8:00PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 8:15PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 8:30PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 8:31PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 8:45PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 8:46PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 9:00PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.34 ft at 9:01PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 9:15PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.35 ft at 9:16PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 9:30PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 9:45PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 10:00PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 10:15PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 10:30PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 10:45PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.36 ft at 11:00PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 11:15PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 11:30PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.37 ft at 11:45PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 12:00AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.38 ft at 12:15AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 12:30AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 12:45AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 1:00AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 1:15AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 1:30AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 1:45AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.39 ft at 2:00AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 2:15AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 2:30AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 2:45AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:00AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:15AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:30AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:45AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 4:00AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 4:15AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 4:30AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 4:45AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 5:00AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 5:15AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 5:30AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 5:45AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 6:00AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.42 ft at 6:15AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 6:30AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 6:45AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 7:00AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 7:15AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 7:30AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 7:45AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 8:00AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 8:15AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.43 ft at 8:30AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 8:45AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 9:00AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 9:15AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 9:30AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 9:45AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 10:00AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.44 ft at 10:15AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 10:30AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 10:45AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 11:00AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.45 ft at 11:15AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 11:30AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.46 ft at 11:45AM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.47 ft at 12:00PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.48 ft at 12:15PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.51 ft at 12:30PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 12:45PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.55 ft at 1:00PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.56 ft at 1:15PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.57 ft at 1:30PM Mar 26, 2017Highest Observation: 4.63 ft at 1:45PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:00PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.6 ft at 2:15PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.6 ft at 2:30PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.6 ft at 2:45PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.6 ft at 3:00PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.58 ft at 3:15PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.58 ft at 3:30PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.58 ft at 3:45PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.57 ft at 4:00PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.56 ft at 4:15PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.55 ft at 4:30PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.56 ft at 4:45PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.55 ft at 5:00PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.55 ft at 5:15PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 5:30PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 5:45PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 6:00PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.53 ft at 6:15PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.53 ft at 6:30PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.52 ft at 6:45PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.53 ft at 7:00PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.53 ft at 7:15PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.52 ft at 7:30PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.52 ft at 7:31PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.53 ft at 7:45PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.53 ft at 7:46PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 8:00PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 8:01PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 8:15PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 8:16PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 8:30PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 8:45PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 9:00PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 9:15PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 9:30PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.54 ft at 9:45PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.55 ft at 10:00PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.55 ft at 10:15PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.55 ft at 10:30PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.55 ft at 10:45PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.56 ft at 11:00PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.56 ft at 11:15PM Mar 26, 2017Observed: 4.56 ft at 11:30PM Mar 26, 2017Forecast: 4.5 ft 2:00AM Mar 27, 2017Forecast: 4.7 ft 8:00AM Mar 27, 2017Forecast: 5.1 ft 2:00PM Mar 27, 2017Forecast: 5.5 ft 8:00PM Mar 27, 2017Forecast: 6 ft 2:00AM Mar 28, 2017Forecast: 6.3 ft 8:00AM Mar 28, 2017Forecast: 6.5 ft 2:00PM Mar 28, 2017Forecast: 6.6 ft 8:00PM Mar 28, 2017Forecast: 6.8 ft 2:00AM Mar 29, 2017Highest Forecast: 6.9 ft 8:00AM Mar 29, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesARTN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:45AM Mar 27, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 10:45AM Mar 26)Latest observed value: 4.56 ft at 11:30 PM EDT 26-Mar-2017. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.02 ft on 01/10/1998
(2) 14.20 ft on 04/12/1993
(3) 13.81 ft on 04/17/2014
(4) 13.15 ft on 01/01/1985
(5) 13.01 ft on 12/31/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.81 ft on 04/17/2014
(2) 12.70 ft on 04/30/2011
(3) 10.74 ft on 04/13/2008
(4) 10.99 ft on 04/04/2005
(5) 10.69 ft on 04/16/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.81 ft on 09/02/1934
(2) 0.90 ft on 07/11/1971
(3) 1.50 ft on 08/15/1996
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14 Major flood, heavy commercial, industrial, and residential damages in Watertown, Carthage, and Dexter. Flooding on Huntington Street and River Street in Watertown.
12 Moderate flood, widespread farmland flooding in the Flats. Numerous road closures in Castorland, Denmark, Lowville, and Carthage. Some residential properties flooded in the Flats.
10 Flood stage, farmland flooding begins in the Flats with some roads flooded. Minor damages to riverfront commercial properties in Dexter.
8 Action stage, minor agricultural flooding in the Flats area near Castorland and Croghan.
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Latitude: 43.985556° N, Longitude: 75.925000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 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 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 373.880004882812 ft 383.880004882812 ft  

Current/Historical Observations:

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