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Penobscot River at Eddington Stage (ft)Observed: 3.5 ft at 2:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 2:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 2:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.47 ft at 3:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.44 ft at 3:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 3:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.4 ft at 3:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.39 ft at 4:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.38 ft at 4:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.38 ft at 4:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.39 ft at 4:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.4 ft at 5:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.41 ft at 5:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.42 ft at 5:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.44 ft at 5:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.45 ft at 6:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.46 ft at 6:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.46 ft at 6:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.47 ft at 6:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.47 ft at 7:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 7:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.48 ft at 7:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 7:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 8:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 8:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 8:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 8:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 9:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 10:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 10:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 10:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 11:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 11:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 11:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.64 ft at 11:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 3.72 ft at 12:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.79 ft at 12:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.82 ft at 12:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.77 ft at 12:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.67 ft at 1:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 1:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 1:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 1:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 2:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 2:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 2:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 3:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 3:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 3:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 3:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 4:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 4:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 4:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 4:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 5:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 5:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 5:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 5:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 6:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 6:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 6:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 6:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 7:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 7:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 7:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 7:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 8:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 10:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 10:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 10:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 10:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 11:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 11:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 11:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 11:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 12:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 12:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 12:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 12:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 1:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 1:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 1:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 1:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 2:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 2:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 2:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 3:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 3:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 3:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 3:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 4:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 4:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 4:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 4:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 5:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 5:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 5:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 5:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 6:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 6:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 6:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 6:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 7:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 8:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 8:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.62 ft at 8:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.62 ft at 8:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.62 ft at 9:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.62 ft at 9:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 9:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 9:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 10:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 10:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 10:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 10:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 11:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 11:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 11:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 11:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 12:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.61 ft at 12:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.7 ft at 12:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.85 ft at 12:45AM May 26, 2024Highest Observation: 3.91 ft at 1:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.86 ft at 1:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.77 ft at 1:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.67 ft at 1:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.6 ft at 2:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 2:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 3:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 3:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 3:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 3:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 4:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 4:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 4:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 4:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 5:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 5:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 5:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 5:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 6:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 6:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 6:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 6:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 7:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 7:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 7:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 7:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 8:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 8:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 8:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 8:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 9:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 9:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 9:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 9:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 10:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 10:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 11:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 11:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 11:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 11:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 12:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 12:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 12:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 1:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 1:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.59 ft at 1:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.57 ft at 2:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.56 ft at 2:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 3:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 3:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 3:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 4:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 4:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 4:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.48 ft at 4:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.46 ft at 5:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.45 ft at 5:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.44 ft at 5:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.43 ft at 5:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.43 ft at 6:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.43 ft at 6:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.43 ft at 6:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.44 ft at 6:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.45 ft at 7:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.47 ft at 7:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 7:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 7:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 8:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 8:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.54 ft at 9:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 10:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 10:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 10:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 11:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.48 ft at 11:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 11:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 11:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 12:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 1:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.63 ft at 1:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.81 ft at 1:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.87 ft at 2:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.79 ft at 2:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.64 ft at 2:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.55 ft at 2:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.52 ft at 3:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 3:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 3:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 3:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 4:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 4:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 4:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 4:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 5:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 5:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 5:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 5:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 6:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.51 ft at 6:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 6:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 6:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 7:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 7:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 7:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 7:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 8:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 8:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 8:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 8:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 9:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 9:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 9:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 9:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 11:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 11:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 11:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 11:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 12:00PM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 12:15PM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:30PM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 12:45PM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 1:00PM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.49 ft at 1:15PM May 27, 2024Observed: 3.5 ft at 1:30PM May 27, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesEDDM1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:01PM May 27, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.5 ft at 1:30 PM EDT 27-May-2024. Flood Stage is 18 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Penobscot River at Eddington are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.53 ft on 04/03/1987
(2) 19.57 ft on 05/01/2008
(3) 18.72 ft on 04/30/2005
(4) 18.30 ft on 01/14/2018
(5) 17.93 ft on 04/18/2014
(6) 17.57 ft on 01/13/2014
(7) 17.30 ft on 12/15/2010
(8) 17.13 ft on 12/21/2023
(9) 16.75 ft on 04/23/2019
(10) 16.61 ft on 04/08/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.13 ft on 12/21/2023
(2) 14.69 ft on 12/03/2020
(3) 15.27 ft on 04/15/2020
(4) 16.75 ft on 04/23/2019
(5) 18.30 ft on 01/14/2018
(6) 17.93 ft on 04/18/2014
(7) 17.57 ft on 01/13/2014
(8) 17.30 ft on 12/15/2010
(9) 16.61 ft on 04/08/2009
(10) 19.57 ft on 05/01/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.46 ft on 08/29/2002
(2) 1.11 ft on 08/25/2010
(3) 1.42 ft on 08/01/2011
(4) 1.68 ft on 08/30/2017
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25 Comparable to the FEMA 0.2 percent flood level. A large portion of the Penobscot River Valley underwater. Flood waters reach Main St in Old Town with significant impacts to Water Street properties. Down Street on Indian Island flooded near West Street cutting off access south. Significant flooding in Milford with access in and out of the area on Route 2 cut off. State Route 116 near Tree Farm Road in Old Town flooded.
23 Flood inundation near the FEMA 1 percent flood hazard level. Record flooding similar to the Flood of 1987. Floodwaters breach the railroad tracks in Old Town, flooding portions of Water Street. Lower portions of French Island including Bodwell St and River St inundated. Significant flooding along Main St in Bradley depending on backwater and flows from the Otter Stream. Wabanaki Way on Indian Isolated flooded in multiple locations.
22 Significant inundation of low lying lands along the river. Potential for greater impacts in the upper portion of the reach around Old Town with large contributions from the Stillwater River. The backyards of properties north of North Main St in Brewer inundated with some impacts to outbuildings possible.
21 Backwater effects from the Penobscot can cause flooding at the confluence of the Otter and Great Works Streams in Bradley, flooding portions of Route 178.
18 Minor lowland flooding occurs. Swiftly moving water can pose an imminent threat to life.
16 River approaches bankfull.
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Latitude: 44.826667° N, Longitude: 68.696667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18 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 7.2 ft 25.2 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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