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Merrimack River at Goffs Falls Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 5.5 ft at 1:00PM Mar 29, 2015Highest Observation: 5.5 ft at 1:30PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.43 ft at 2:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.4 ft at 2:30PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.34 ft at 3:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.33 ft at 3:30PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 4:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 4:16PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 4:30PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.33 ft at 5:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.33 ft at 5:30PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.34 ft at 6:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.35 ft at 6:30PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.39 ft at 7:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:30PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.43 ft at 8:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.43 ft at 8:30PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.44 ft at 9:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.45 ft at 9:30PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.45 ft at 10:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.45 ft at 10:15PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.45 ft at 10:30PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.46 ft at 11:00PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.46 ft at 11:30PM Mar 29, 2015Observed: 5.47 ft at 12:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.47 ft at 12:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.48 ft at 1:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.48 ft at 1:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.49 ft at 2:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.49 ft at 2:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.49 ft at 3:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.48 ft at 3:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.45 ft at 4:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.45 ft at 4:15AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.44 ft at 4:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.43 ft at 5:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.43 ft at 5:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.42 ft at 6:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.41 ft at 6:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.38 ft at 7:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.37 ft at 7:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.35 ft at 8:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.34 ft at 8:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.29 ft at 10:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.29 ft at 10:16AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.28 ft at 10:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.27 ft at 11:00AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.27 ft at 11:30AM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.27 ft at 12:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.27 ft at 12:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.27 ft at 1:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.27 ft at 1:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.27 ft at 2:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.27 ft at 2:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.28 ft at 3:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.28 ft at 3:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.29 ft at 4:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.3 ft at 4:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.31 ft at 5:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 5:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 6:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 6:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 7:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 7:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 8:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 8:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 9:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 9:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 10:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 10:16PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 10:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 11:00PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 11:30PM Mar 30, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 12:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 12:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.3 ft at 1:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.3 ft at 1:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.29 ft at 2:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.29 ft at 2:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.28 ft at 3:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.28 ft at 3:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.28 ft at 4:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.28 ft at 4:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.28 ft at 4:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.27 ft at 5:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.27 ft at 5:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.26 ft at 6:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.26 ft at 6:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.25 ft at 7:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.24 ft at 7:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.22 ft at 8:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.21 ft at 8:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.18 ft at 9:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.18 ft at 9:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.19 ft at 10:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.19 ft at 10:15AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.2 ft at 10:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.21 ft at 11:00AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.21 ft at 11:30AM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.2 ft at 12:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.2 ft at 12:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.18 ft at 1:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.18 ft at 1:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.16 ft at 2:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.16 ft at 2:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 3:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 3:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 4:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 4:16PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 4:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 5:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 5:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 6:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 6:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 7:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 7:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 8:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 8:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 9:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 9:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 10:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 10:16PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 10:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 11:00PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 11:30PM Mar 31, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 12:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 12:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 1:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 1:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 2:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 2:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 3:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 3:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 4:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 4:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 4:31AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 5:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 5:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 6:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 6:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 7:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 7:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.16 ft at 8:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.16 ft at 8:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.16 ft at 9:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.17 ft at 9:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.18 ft at 10:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.18 ft at 10:30AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.17 ft at 11:00AM Apr 01, 2015Observed: 5.17 ft at 11:30AM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 5.2 ft 2:00PM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 5.2 ft 8:00PM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 5.2 ft 2:00AM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 5.2 ft 8:00AM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 5.2 ft 2:00PM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 5.2 ft 8:00PM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 5.2 ft 2:00AM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 5.2 ft 8:00AM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 5.3 ft 2:00PM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 5.4 ft 8:00PM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 5.6 ft 2:00AM Apr 04, 2015Highest Forecast: 5.8 ft 8:00AM Apr 04, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGOFN3(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:33PM Apr 1, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 11:13AM Apr 1)Latest observed value: 5.17 ft at 11:30 AM EDT 1-Apr-2015. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Merrimack River at Goffs Falls are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 35.19 ft on 03/20/1936
(2) 25.87 ft on 09/23/1938
(3) 19.87 ft on 05/15/2006
(4) 17.42 ft on 04/06/1960
(5) 16.79 ft on 04/17/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.60 ft on 04/01/2010
(2) 10.83 ft on 04/14/2008
(3) 16.79 ft on 04/17/2007
(4) 19.87 ft on 05/15/2006
(5) 13.20 ft on 10/16/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.98 ft on 10/11/1964

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20 THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT AND SERIOUS FLOOD. IF YOU ARE IN A FLOOD PRONE LOCATION NEAR THE RIVER...ACT QUICKLY AND HEAD FOR HIGHER GROUND. IF YOU ARE ASKED TO EVACUATE...DO SO IMMEDIATELY. FLOODING AFFECTS PORTIONS OF MANCHESTER...BEDFORD...MERRIMACK AND LITCHFIELD. AREAS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED INCLUDE RIVERDALE AVE AND STARK WAY IN MANCHESTER.
17 THIS IS A SERIOUS FLOOD EVENT. IF YOU ARE IN A FLOOD PRONE AREA NEAR THE RIVER...BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND AND EVACUATE IF ASKED TO DO SO. AREAS IMPACTED INCLUDE STARK WAY AND RIVERDALE AVE IN MANCHESTER.
15 FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN LOW LYING AREAS OF GOFFSTOWN...MANCHESTER...MERRIMACK AND LITCHFIELD. SHOULD EVACUATIONS BECOME NECESSARY...ACT QUICKLY AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICALS. FLOODING MAY FORCE THE CLOSURE OF SOME ROADWAYS WHICH RUN ALONG THE RIVER. KNOW ALTERNATE ROUTES SO YOU CAN AVOID THESE LOCATIONS.
11 FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN LOWEST LYING AREAS ALONG THE RIVER AFFECTING GOFFSTOWN...MANCHESTER...MERRIMACK AND LITCHFIELD.
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Latitude: 42.948056° N, Longitude: 71.463889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(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
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