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Black River at Watertown Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.09 ft at 10:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 10:45PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 11:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 11:15PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 11:30PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 11:45PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 12:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 12:15AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 12:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 12:45AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 1:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 1:15AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 1:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 1:45AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 2:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 2:15AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 2:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 2:45AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 3:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:15AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 3:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 3:45AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 4:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 4:15AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 4:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 4:45AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 5:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 5:15AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 5:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 5:45AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 6:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 6:01AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 6:15AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 6:16AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 6:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 6:31AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 6:45AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 6:46AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.06 ft at 7:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.06 ft at 7:15AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.05 ft at 7:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.06 ft at 7:45AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.06 ft at 8:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.05 ft at 8:15AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.05 ft at 8:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.05 ft at 8:45AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.02 ft at 9:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.01 ft at 9:15AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.01 ft at 9:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.99 ft at 9:45AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.97 ft at 10:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.91 ft at 10:15AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 10:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 10:45AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 11:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 11:15AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 11:30AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 11:45AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 12:15PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 12:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.05 ft at 12:45PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 1:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.04 ft at 1:15PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4 ft at 1:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.92 ft at 1:45PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.85 ft at 2:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 2:15PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 2:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 2:45PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 3:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 3:15PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 3:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 3:45PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 4:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 4:15PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 4:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 4:45PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 5:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.85 ft at 5:15PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.86 ft at 5:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:45PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.88 ft at 6:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.88 ft at 6:15PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 6:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.92 ft at 6:45PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 7:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.96 ft at 7:15PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 7:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.02 ft at 7:45PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.04 ft at 8:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 8:15PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 8:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 8:45PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 9:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 9:15PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 9:30PM Aug 18, 2014Highest Observation: 4.13 ft at 9:45PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 10:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 10:15PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 10:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 10:45PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 11:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 11:15PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 11:30PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.06 ft at 11:45PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 4.05 ft at 12:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.04 ft at 12:15AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.03 ft at 12:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.03 ft at 12:45AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.01 ft at 1:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.01 ft at 1:15AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4.01 ft at 1:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 4 ft at 1:45AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.99 ft at 2:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.99 ft at 2:15AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.97 ft at 2:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 2:45AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.97 ft at 3:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.97 ft at 3:15AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.96 ft at 3:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.96 ft at 3:45AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 4:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 4:15AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 4:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 4:45AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.93 ft at 5:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.93 ft at 5:15AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.93 ft at 5:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.92 ft at 5:45AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.92 ft at 6:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.92 ft at 6:15AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.91 ft at 6:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 6:45AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 7:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 7:15AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.89 ft at 7:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.89 ft at 7:45AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.89 ft at 8:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.88 ft at 8:15AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.89 ft at 8:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.88 ft at 8:45AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.88 ft at 9:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.86 ft at 9:15AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.87 ft at 9:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.86 ft at 9:45AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.86 ft at 10:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.86 ft at 10:15AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.85 ft at 10:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.85 ft at 10:45AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.85 ft at 11:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.84 ft at 11:15AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.84 ft at 11:30AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 11:45AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.84 ft at 12:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.83 ft at 12:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.84 ft at 12:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 12:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 1:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 1:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 1:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 1:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 2:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 2:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 2:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 2:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 3:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 3:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 3:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.8 ft at 3:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 4:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 4:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 4:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 4:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 5:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 5:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 5:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 5:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 6:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 6:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 6:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 6:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 7:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 7:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 7:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 7:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 8:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 8:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 8:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 8:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 10:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 10:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 10:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 10:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 11:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 11:15PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 11:30PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 11:45PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 12:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.77 ft at 12:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 12:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 12:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.73 ft at 1:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.71 ft at 1:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.71 ft at 1:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.71 ft at 1:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.72 ft at 2:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.73 ft at 2:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.73 ft at 2:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.72 ft at 2:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.71 ft at 3:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.71 ft at 3:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 3:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.71 ft at 3:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.71 ft at 4:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.71 ft at 4:01AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.72 ft at 4:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.72 ft at 4:16AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.72 ft at 4:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.72 ft at 4:31AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.72 ft at 4:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.72 ft at 4:46AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.71 ft at 5:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 5:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 5:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 5:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 6:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 6:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 6:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 6:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 7:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 7:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.7 ft at 7:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 7:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.68 ft at 8:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 8:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 8:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 8:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.65 ft at 9:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.68 ft at 9:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 9:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.68 ft at 9:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.68 ft at 10:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 10:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 10:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 11:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:15AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:30AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:45AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.67 ft at 12:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.67 ft at 12:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.64 ft at 12:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 12:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.52 ft at 1:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.6 ft at 1:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 2:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 2:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.37 ft at 2:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 3:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.52 ft at 3:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 3:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.29 ft at 3:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.13 ft at 4:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 4:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.5 ft at 4:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 4:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 5:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.63 ft at 5:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.66 ft at 5:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.72 ft at 5:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 6:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 6:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 4.03 ft at 6:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 4.02 ft at 6:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 4.02 ft at 7:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.97 ft at 7:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 7:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.99 ft at 7:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 4.01 ft at 8:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 4 ft at 8:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 8:30PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.96 ft at 8:45PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 9:00PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 9:15PM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 3.93 ft at 9:30PM Aug 20, 2014Forecast: 3.6 ft 2:00AM Aug 21, 2014Forecast: 3.6 ft 8:00AM Aug 21, 2014Forecast: 3.6 ft 2:00PM Aug 21, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 8:00PM Aug 21, 2014Forecast: 3.8 ft 2:00AM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 3.9 ft 8:00AM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 4.1 ft 2:00PM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 8:00PM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 2:00AM Aug 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.3 ft 8:00AM Aug 23, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesARTN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:15PM Aug 20, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 11:41AM Aug 20)Latest observed value: 3.93 ft at 9:30 PM EDT 20-Aug-2014. 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

Historical 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.

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 FLATS WITH SOME ROADS FLOODED. MINOR DAMAGES TO RIVERFRONT COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN DEXTER.
8 ACTION STAGE...MINOR AGRICULTURAL FLOODING IN FLATS AREA NEAR CASTORLAND AND CROGHAN.
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Latitude: 43.985556° N, Longitude: 75.925000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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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)
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  

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