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Wills Creek at Cambridge Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 2.42 ft at 9:30PM Dec 15, 2014Highest Observation: 2.42 ft at 10:00PM Dec 15, 2014Highest Observation: 2.42 ft at 10:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.41 ft at 11:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.41 ft at 11:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.41 ft at 12:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.41 ft at 12:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.41 ft at 1:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 1:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 2:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 2:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 3:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 3:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 4:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 4:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 5:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 5:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 6:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 6:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 7:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.38 ft at 7:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.38 ft at 8:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.37 ft at 8:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.37 ft at 9:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.37 ft at 9:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.36 ft at 10:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.35 ft at 10:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.35 ft at 11:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.34 ft at 11:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.33 ft at 12:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.33 ft at 12:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.32 ft at 1:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.31 ft at 1:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.3 ft at 2:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.3 ft at 2:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.29 ft at 3:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.29 ft at 3:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.28 ft at 4:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.28 ft at 4:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.28 ft at 5:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.27 ft at 5:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.26 ft at 6:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.26 ft at 6:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.25 ft at 7:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.25 ft at 7:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.24 ft at 8:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.24 ft at 8:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.23 ft at 9:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.23 ft at 9:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.22 ft at 10:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.22 ft at 10:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.21 ft at 11:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.21 ft at 11:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.2 ft at 12:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.2 ft at 12:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.19 ft at 1:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 1:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 2:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 2:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 3:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 3:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 4:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 4:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 5:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 5:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 6:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 6:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 7:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 7:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 8:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 8:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 9:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 9:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 10:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 10:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 11:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 11:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 12:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 12:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 1:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 1:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 2:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 2:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 3:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 3:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 4:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 4:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 5:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 5:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 6:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 6:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 7:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 7:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 8:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 8:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 9:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 9:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 10:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 10:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 11:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 11:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 12:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 12:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 1:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 1:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 2:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 2:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 3:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 3:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 4:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 4:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 5:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 5:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 6:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 6:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 7:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 7:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 8:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 8:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 9:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 9:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 10:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 10:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 11:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.17 ft at 11:30AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 12:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 12:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 1:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 1:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 2:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 2:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 3:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 3:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 4:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 4:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 5:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 5:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 6:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 6:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 7:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.15 ft at 7:30PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.14 ft at 8:00PM Dec 18, 2014Forecast: 2.19 ft 1:00AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.2 ft 7:00AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.2 ft 1:00PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.2 ft 7:00PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.2 ft 1:00AM Dec 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.2 ft 7:00AM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 2.1 ft 1:00PM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 2.1 ft 7:00PM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 2.1 ft 1:00AM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 2.1 ft 7:00AM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 1:00PM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 7:00PM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 1:00AM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 7:00AM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 1:00PM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 7:00PM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 1:00AM Dec 23, 2014Forecast: 2 ft 7:00AM Dec 23, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCDIO1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:01PM Dec 18, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:17AM Dec 18)Latest observed value: 2.14 ft at 8:00 PM EST 18-Dec-2014. Flood Stage is 15 ft
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NOTE: The above river forecast includes future rainfall/snowmelt. Forecast stages may be different if the actual rainfall/snowmelt is different than the forecast rainfall/snowmelt.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Wills Creek at Cambridge are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 10.8
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 26.92 ft on 06/29/1998
(2) 24.93 ft on 09/10/2004
(3) 24.51 ft on 08/13/1980
(4) 22.90 ft on 09/19/2004
(5) 22.55 ft on 06/06/1963
(6) 21.32 ft on 03/07/1945
(7) 21.21 ft on 01/07/2005
(8) 20.67 ft on 08/08/1935
(9) 20.11 ft on 01/06/2004
(10) 19.25 ft on 01/13/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.45 ft on 04/21/2011
(2) 12.45 ft on 06/06/2008
(3) 17.46 ft on 03/06/2008
(4) 15.45 ft on 03/25/2007
(5) 16.87 ft on 03/17/2007
(6) 16.24 ft on 01/17/2007
(7) 19.25 ft on 01/13/2005
(8) 21.21 ft on 01/07/2005
(9) 22.90 ft on 09/19/2004
(10) 24.93 ft on 09/10/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.06 ft on 09/16/1966
(2) 1.07 ft on 10/06/1967
(3) 1.09 ft on 10/08/1966
(4) 1.43 ft on 09/30/1969

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31 The Wills Creek flood waters are expected to reach Southgate Shopping Center.
28 Flooding is widespread exceeding the record flood of June 29, 1998 by about one foot.
26 Cambridge Sewage Treatment Plant will be inundated and out of operation.
23 Flood waters are expected to reach the Cambridge Square Plaza on Route 209. South 10th Street and Orchard Avenue should also begin to feel the effects of the rising waters. Seek higher ground and do not attempt to cross flooded roadways.
22 The North 8th Street Bridge near the school campus is impassable. Flood waters reach Wills Creek Valley Drive near the County Road 35 Bridge. The north side of Cambridge is close to being cut off from access. Water from Wills Creek will flood the west end of Cambridge.
20 Flood waters reach residential areas on the west side of Cambridge.
18 Flood waters begin effecting apartments along Wills Creek Valley Road. Southgate Parkway will also begin flooding near Woodlawn Avenue.
17 Water overflows wills Creek Valley Road to a depth of 2 feet. Water reaches a depth of 1 foot on North Eighth Street.
16 Basement flooding begins through floor drains and other sewer connections. Local interruptions in sanitary service may occur along Gordon's Run from 3rd Street to 6th Street.
15 At 15.0 feet, overflowing of poor drainage and low lying areas will result in minor flooding along wills creek.
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Latitude: 40.014444° N, Longitude: 81.587222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15 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 29 772.34 ft 787.34 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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