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Connecticut River at Wells River Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 6.09 ft at 6:30AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 6.05 ft at 6:45AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 6.01 ft at 7:00AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.97 ft at 7:15AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.97 ft at 7:16AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.92 ft at 7:30AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.89 ft at 7:45AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.85 ft at 8:00AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.81 ft at 8:15AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.8 ft at 8:30AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.77 ft at 8:45AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.74 ft at 9:00AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.69 ft at 9:15AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.67 ft at 9:30AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.64 ft at 9:45AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.63 ft at 10:00AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.61 ft at 10:15AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.58 ft at 10:30AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.55 ft at 10:45AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.53 ft at 11:00AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.51 ft at 11:15AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.49 ft at 11:30AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.48 ft at 11:45AM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.47 ft at 12:00PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.45 ft at 12:15PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.43 ft at 12:30PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 12:45PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 1:00PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 1:15PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 1:30PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 1:45PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.36 ft at 2:00PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.35 ft at 2:15PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.33 ft at 2:30PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.33 ft at 2:45PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.32 ft at 3:00PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.3 ft at 3:15PM Feb 22, 2018Observed: 5.3 ft at 3:30PM Feb 22, 2018Highest Forecast: 4.1 ft 7:00AM Feb 25, 2018Forecast: 4 ft 1:00PM Feb 25, 2018Forecast: 4 ft 7:00PM Feb 25, 2018Forecast: 4 ft 1:00AM Feb 26, 2018Forecast: 3.9 ft 7:00AM Feb 26, 2018Forecast: 3.9 ft 1:00PM Feb 26, 2018Forecast: 3.9 ft 7:00PM Feb 26, 2018Forecast: 3.9 ft 1:00AM Feb 27, 2018Forecast: 3.9 ft 7:00AM Feb 27, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWELV1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:20AM Feb 25, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 10:49AM Feb 24)Latest observed value: 5.3 ft at 3:30 PM EST 22-Feb-2018. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Connecticut River at Wells River are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 17.35 ft on 07/01/1973
(2) 15.96 ft on 03/27/1953
(3) 15.03 ft on 05/31/1984
(4) 14.87 ft on 04/01/1987
(5) 14.67 ft on 04/24/1954
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.32 ft on 04/16/2014
(2) 13.58 ft on 04/29/2011
(3) 12.24 ft on 10/18/2005
(4) 13.61 ft on 06/13/2002
(5) 12.60 ft on 04/26/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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15 Sections of route 5 flooded between wells river and fairlee with 1 to 2 feet of water.
11 Minor lowland flooding occurs
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Latitude: 44.153397° N, Longitude: 72.041800° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 399.75 ft 410.75 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

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