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Black River at Watertown Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.75 ft at 5:45AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 6:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 6:15AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 6:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 6:45AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 7:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 7:15AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 7:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 7:45AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 8:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 8:15AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 8:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 8:45AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 9:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 9:15AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 9:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 9:45AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 10:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 10:15AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 10:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 10:45AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 11:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 11:15AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 11:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 11:45AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 12:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 12:15PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 12:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 12:45PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 1:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 1:15PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 1:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 1:45PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 2:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 2:15PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 2:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 2:45PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 3:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 3:15PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 3:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 3:45PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 4:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 4:15PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 4:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 4:45PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 5:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 5:15PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 5:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 5:45PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 5:46PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 6:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 6:01PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 6:15PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 6:16PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 6:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 6:31PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 6:45PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 7:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 7:15PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 7:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 7:45PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 8:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 8:15PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 8:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 8:45PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 9:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 9:15PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 9:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 9:45PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 10:15PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 10:45PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 11:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 11:15PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 11:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 11:45PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 12:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 12:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 12:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 12:45AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 1:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 1:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 1:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 1:45AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 2:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 2:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 2:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 2:45AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 3:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 3:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 3:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 3:45AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 4:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 4:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:45AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 5:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 5:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 5:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 5:45AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:45AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 7:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 7:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 7:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 7:45AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 8:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 8:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 8:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 8:45AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 9:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 9:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 9:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 9:45AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 10:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 10:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 10:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 10:45AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 11:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 11:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 11:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 11:45AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 12:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 12:15PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 12:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 12:45PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 1:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 1:15PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 1:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 1:45PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 2:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 2:15PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 2:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 2:45PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 3:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 3:15PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 3:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 3:45PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 4:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 4:15PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:45PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 5:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 5:15PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 5:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 5:45PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 6:15PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 6:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 6:45PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 7:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 7:15PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 7:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 7:45PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 8:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 8:15PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 8:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 8:45PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 9:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 9:15PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 9:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 9:45PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:15PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:45PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:15PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:45PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 12:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 12:15AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 12:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 12:45AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 1:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 1:15AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 1:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 1:45AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 2:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 2:15AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 2:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 2:45AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 3:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 3:15AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 3:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 3:45AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 4:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 4:15AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 4:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 4:45AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 5:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 5:15AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 5:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 5:45AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 6:15AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 6:45AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 7:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 7:15AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 7:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:45AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 8:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 8:15AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 8:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 8:45AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:15AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:45AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 10:15AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 10:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.59 ft at 10:45AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 11:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 11:15AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 11:45AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 12:00PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 12:15PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.83 ft at 12:30PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.86 ft at 12:45PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.88 ft at 1:00PM Apr 01, 2015Highest Observation: 3.89 ft at 1:15PM Apr 01, 2015Highest Observation: 3.89 ft at 1:30PM Apr 01, 2015Highest Observation: 3.89 ft at 1:45PM Apr 01, 2015Highest Observation: 3.89 ft at 2:00PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.87 ft at 2:15PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.86 ft at 2:30PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.85 ft at 2:45PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.84 ft at 3:00PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.84 ft at 3:15PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.82 ft at 3:30PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 3:45PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 3:46PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 4:00PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 4:01PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 4:15PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 4:16PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 4:30PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 4:31PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 4:45PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 5:00PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.78 ft at 5:15PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.78 ft at 5:30PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.77 ft at 5:45PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.77 ft at 6:00PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 6:15PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.77 ft at 6:30PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.77 ft at 6:45PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.77 ft at 7:00PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.77 ft at 7:15PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.77 ft at 7:30PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 8:45PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:00PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:15PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:30PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:45PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 10:00PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 10:15PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 10:30PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 11:45PM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 12:00AM Apr 02, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 12:15AM Apr 02, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 12:30AM Apr 02, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 1:45AM Apr 02, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 2:00AM Apr 02, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 2:15AM Apr 02, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 2:30AM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 3.5 ft 8:00AM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 3.5 ft 2:00PM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 3.5 ft 8:00PM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 3.6 ft 2:00AM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 3.9 ft 8:00AM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 4.3 ft 2:00PM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 4.8 ft 8:00PM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 5.3 ft 2:00AM Apr 04, 2015Highest Forecast: 5.7 ft 8:00AM Apr 04, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesARTN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:30AM Apr 2, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 11:13AM Apr 1)Latest observed value: 3.73 ft at 2:30 AM EDT 2-Apr-2015. 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
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Elevation
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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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