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Merrimack River at Goffs Falls Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.44 ft at 4:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 5:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 5:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 6:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 6:30AM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 7:00AM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 7:30AM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 8:00AM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 8:30AM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 9:00AM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 9:30AM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 10:00AM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 10:30AM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 11:00AM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 11:30AM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 12:00PM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 12:30PM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 1:00PM Aug 26, 2014Highest Observation: 4.45 ft at 1:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 2:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.43 ft at 2:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 3:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 3:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.36 ft at 4:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.36 ft at 4:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.35 ft at 5:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.35 ft at 5:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.35 ft at 6:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.35 ft at 6:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.36 ft at 7:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 7:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 8:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 8:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.43 ft at 9:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 9:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.37 ft at 10:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.31 ft at 11:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.3 ft at 11:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 4.28 ft at 12:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.28 ft at 12:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.27 ft at 1:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.27 ft at 1:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.27 ft at 2:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.27 ft at 2:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.27 ft at 3:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.27 ft at 3:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.27 ft at 4:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.26 ft at 4:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.23 ft at 5:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.22 ft at 5:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.2 ft at 6:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.2 ft at 6:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 7:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 7:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 8:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 8:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.02 ft at 11:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.02 ft at 11:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.03 ft at 12:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.04 ft at 12:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 1:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 1:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.16 ft at 2:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.17 ft at 2:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 3:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 3:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.14 ft at 4:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 4:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 5:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 5:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 6:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 6:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 6:31PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 7:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 7:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.07 ft at 8:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 8:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 9:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 9:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 10:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 10:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.14 ft at 11:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.14 ft at 11:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 4.16 ft at 12:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.16 ft at 12:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.16 ft at 12:45AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.17 ft at 1:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.17 ft at 1:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.15 ft at 2:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.14 ft at 2:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.11 ft at 3:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 4:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 4:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 5:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 5:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.9 ft at 6:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 6:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 6:46AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.66 ft at 7:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 7:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.2 ft at 8:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.29 ft at 8:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 9:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 9:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.36 ft at 10:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.32 ft at 10:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.17 ft at 11:00AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 11:30AM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.06 ft at 12:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.04 ft at 12:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.02 ft at 12:46PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 1:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.97 ft at 1:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.96 ft at 2:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 2:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.04 ft at 3:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.09 ft at 3:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 4:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 4:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 5:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 4.04 ft at 5:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.93 ft at 6:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.92 ft at 6:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.93 ft at 6:45PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.96 ft at 7:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 7:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.99 ft at 8:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.92 ft at 8:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.62 ft at 9:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.52 ft at 9:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.3 ft at 10:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 10:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 11:00PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 11:30PM Aug 28, 2014Observed: 3.52 ft at 12:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 12:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 3.66 ft at 12:46AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 1:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 1:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 3.89 ft at 2:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 3.91 ft at 2:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 3.93 ft at 3:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 3.93 ft at 3:30AM Aug 29, 2014Highest Forecast: 3.9 ft 8:00AM Aug 29, 2014Forecast: 3.8 ft 2:00PM Aug 29, 2014Forecast: 3.8 ft 8:00PM Aug 29, 2014Forecast: 3.8 ft 2:00AM Aug 30, 2014Forecast: 3.8 ft 8:00AM Aug 30, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 2:00PM Aug 30, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 8:00PM Aug 30, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 2:00AM Aug 31, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 8:00AM Aug 31, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGOFN3(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:00AM Aug 29, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:38AM Aug 28)Latest observed value: 3.93 ft at 3:30 AM EDT 29-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:17
Moderate Flood Stage:15
Flood Stage:11
Action Stage:10

Historical 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.

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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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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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