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Black River at Watertown Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.98 ft at 2:30PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.98 ft at 2:45PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.99 ft at 3:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5 ft at 3:15PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.02 ft at 3:30PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.03 ft at 3:45PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 4:15PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:30PM Feb 10, 2016Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 4:45PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:00PM Feb 10, 2016Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 5:15PM Feb 10, 2016Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 5:30PM Feb 10, 2016Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 5:45PM Feb 10, 2016Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 6:00PM Feb 10, 2016Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 6:15PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:30PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:45PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:15PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.9 ft at 7:30PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.83 ft at 7:45PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.84 ft at 8:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.89 ft at 8:15PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:30PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:45PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.97 ft at 9:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:15PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:30PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:45PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5 ft at 10:15PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5 ft at 10:30PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5 ft at 10:45PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.88 ft at 11:15PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.59 ft at 11:30PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.52 ft at 11:45PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 4.59 ft at 12:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:15AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.8 ft at 12:30AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:45AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.9 ft at 1:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:15AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:30AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:45AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:15AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:30AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.97 ft at 2:45AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:01AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.97 ft at 3:15AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.97 ft at 3:16AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:30AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:31AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:45AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:46AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.97 ft at 4:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.97 ft at 4:15AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:30AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:45AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:15AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:30AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:45AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.93 ft at 6:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:15AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:30AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:45AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.92 ft at 7:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.91 ft at 7:15AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.9 ft at 7:30AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.9 ft at 7:45AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.86 ft at 8:15AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:30AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:45AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.88 ft at 9:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.85 ft at 9:15AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.85 ft at 9:30AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.88 ft at 9:45AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.87 ft at 10:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.89 ft at 10:15AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.88 ft at 10:30AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.9 ft at 10:45AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.88 ft at 11:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.86 ft at 11:15AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.85 ft at 11:30AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.8 ft at 11:45AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.74 ft at 12:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.69 ft at 12:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.68 ft at 12:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.63 ft at 12:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.57 ft at 1:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.55 ft at 1:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.54 ft at 1:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.52 ft at 1:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.47 ft at 2:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.46 ft at 2:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.45 ft at 2:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.43 ft at 2:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.4 ft at 3:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.24 ft at 3:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.44 ft at 3:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.48 ft at 3:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.32 ft at 4:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.5 ft at 4:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.5 ft at 4:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.51 ft at 4:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.5 ft at 5:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.49 ft at 5:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.48 ft at 5:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.48 ft at 5:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.48 ft at 6:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.46 ft at 6:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.48 ft at 6:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.48 ft at 6:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.47 ft at 7:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.47 ft at 7:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.46 ft at 7:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.47 ft at 7:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.46 ft at 8:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.43 ft at 8:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.34 ft at 8:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.35 ft at 8:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.36 ft at 9:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.39 ft at 9:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.39 ft at 9:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.41 ft at 9:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.4 ft at 10:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.41 ft at 10:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.4 ft at 10:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.36 ft at 11:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.35 ft at 11:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.34 ft at 11:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 4.32 ft at 12:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.33 ft at 12:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.32 ft at 12:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.31 ft at 12:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.26 ft at 1:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.25 ft at 1:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.25 ft at 1:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.27 ft at 1:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.28 ft at 2:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.28 ft at 2:01AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.26 ft at 2:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.26 ft at 2:16AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.26 ft at 2:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.26 ft at 2:31AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.25 ft at 2:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.25 ft at 2:46AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.23 ft at 3:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.24 ft at 3:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.24 ft at 3:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.26 ft at 3:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.28 ft at 4:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.29 ft at 4:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.3 ft at 4:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.32 ft at 4:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.32 ft at 5:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.36 ft at 5:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.4 ft at 5:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.38 ft at 5:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.35 ft at 6:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.34 ft at 6:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.32 ft at 6:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.31 ft at 6:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.32 ft at 7:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.26 ft at 7:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.24 ft at 7:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.25 ft at 7:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.23 ft at 8:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.19 ft at 8:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.18 ft at 8:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.17 ft at 8:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.16 ft at 9:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.18 ft at 9:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.19 ft at 9:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.14 ft at 9:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.14 ft at 10:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.11 ft at 10:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.08 ft at 10:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.06 ft at 10:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.04 ft at 11:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.07 ft at 11:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.07 ft at 11:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.04 ft at 12:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4 ft at 12:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.97 ft at 12:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.93 ft at 12:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.9 ft at 1:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.86 ft at 1:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.82 ft at 1:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.8 ft at 1:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.78 ft at 2:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.78 ft at 2:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.79 ft at 2:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.81 ft at 2:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.83 ft at 3:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.85 ft at 3:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.89 ft at 3:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.92 ft at 3:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.97 ft at 4:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4 ft at 4:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.04 ft at 4:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.06 ft at 4:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.08 ft at 5:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.08 ft at 5:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.09 ft at 5:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.1 ft at 5:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.1 ft at 6:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.11 ft at 6:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.12 ft at 6:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.12 ft at 6:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.12 ft at 7:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.13 ft at 7:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.14 ft at 7:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.14 ft at 7:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.14 ft at 8:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.14 ft at 8:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.14 ft at 8:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.11 ft at 8:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.05 ft at 9:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.07 ft at 9:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.08 ft at 9:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.08 ft at 9:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.07 ft at 10:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.04 ft at 10:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.01 ft at 10:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.98 ft at 10:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4 ft at 11:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.01 ft at 11:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.02 ft at 11:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 4.01 ft at 11:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 3.99 ft at 12:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.97 ft at 12:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.96 ft at 12:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.95 ft at 12:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.94 ft at 1:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.92 ft at 1:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.91 ft at 1:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.9 ft at 1:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.89 ft at 2:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.9 ft at 2:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.9 ft at 2:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.91 ft at 2:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.91 ft at 3:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.91 ft at 3:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.92 ft at 3:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.92 ft at 3:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.94 ft at 4:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.98 ft at 4:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.96 ft at 4:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.92 ft at 4:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.91 ft at 5:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.89 ft at 5:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.88 ft at 6:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.87 ft at 6:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.87 ft at 6:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.86 ft at 6:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.86 ft at 7:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.86 ft at 7:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.85 ft at 7:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.85 ft at 7:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.84 ft at 8:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.83 ft at 8:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.82 ft at 8:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.82 ft at 8:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.81 ft at 9:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.82 ft at 9:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.85 ft at 9:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.88 ft at 9:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.85 ft at 10:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.82 ft at 10:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.81 ft at 10:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.78 ft at 10:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.76 ft at 11:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.75 ft at 11:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 11:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.71 ft at 11:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.67 ft at 12:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.64 ft at 12:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.66 ft at 12:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.66 ft at 12:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.66 ft at 1:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.66 ft at 1:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 3.67 ft at 1:30PM Feb 13, 2016Highest Forecast: 4.4 ft 7:00PM Feb 13, 2016Highest Forecast: 4.4 ft 1:00AM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 4.3 ft 7:00AM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 4.3 ft 1:00PM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 4.3 ft 7:00PM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 4.2 ft 1:00AM Feb 15, 2016Forecast: 4.2 ft 7:00AM Feb 15, 2016Forecast: 4.2 ft 1:00PM Feb 15, 2016Forecast: 4.2 ft 7:00PM Feb 15, 2016Forecast: 4.2 ft 1:00AM Feb 16, 2016Forecast: 4.1 ft 7:00AM Feb 16, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesARTN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:15PM Feb 13, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 11:13AM Feb 13)Latest observed value: 3.67 ft at 1:30 PM EST 13-Feb-2016. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Black River at Watertown are issued routinely year-round.

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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): 0

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) 0.80 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

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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)
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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 373.880004882812 ft 383.880004882812 ft  

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