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North Nashua River at Fitchburg Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:00PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:15PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:30PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:45PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:00PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 7:15PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 7:30PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:45PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 8:00PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 8:15PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 8:30PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 8:45PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 9:00PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 9:15PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 9:30PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 9:45PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 10:00PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 10:15PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 10:30PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 10:45PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 11:00PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 11:15PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 11:30PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 11:45PM May 13, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 4:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 4:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 4:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 4:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 5:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 5:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 5:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 5:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 6:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 6:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 6:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 6:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 7:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 7:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 7:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 7:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 8:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 8:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 8:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 8:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 9:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 9:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 9:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 9:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 10:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 10:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 10:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 10:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 11:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 11:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 11:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 11:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 4:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 4:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 4:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 5:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 5:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 5:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 5:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 6:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 6:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 6:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 6:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 8:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 8:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 8:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 8:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 9:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 9:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 9:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 9:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 10:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 11:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 12:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 1:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 1:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 4:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 5:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 5:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 5:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 5:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 7:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 7:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 7:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 7:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 9:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 9:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 9:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 9:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 11:45AM May 15, 2022Highest Observation: 3.26 ft at 12:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 3.23 ft at 12:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 12:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.82 ft at 12:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.81 ft at 1:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.79 ft at 1:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 2:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.72 ft at 2:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 8:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 8:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 8:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 8:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 9:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 10:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 10:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 10:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 10:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 11:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 11:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 11:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 11:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 12:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 12:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 12:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 12:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 1:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 1:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 1:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 1:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 2:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 2:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 2:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 2:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 3:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 3:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 4:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 5:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 5:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 5:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 5:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 7:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 7:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 7:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 7:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 9:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 9:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 9:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 9:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 11:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 12:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 12:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 12:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 12:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 1:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 1:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 1:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 1:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 2:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 2:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 2:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 3:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:30PM May 16, 2022Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00PM May 16, 2022Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 2:00AM May 17, 2022Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00AM May 17, 2022Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 2:00PM May 17, 2022Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00PM May 17, 2022Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 2:00AM May 18, 2022Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00AM May 18, 2022Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 2:00PM May 18, 2022Forecast: 2.5 ft 8:00PM May 18, 2022Forecast: 2.5 ft 2:00AM May 19, 2022Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00AM May 19, 2022USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFBGM3(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:45PM May 16, 2022)ObservedForecast (issued 11:27AM May 16)Latest observed value: 2.66 ft at 4:30 PM EDT 16-May-2022. Flood Stage is 6.5 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the North Nashua River at Fitchburg are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 6.5
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9.25 ft on 04/05/1987
(2) 8.59 ft on 04/16/2007
(3) 8.02 ft on 03/07/2011
(4) 7.99 ft on 03/15/2010
(5) 7.92 ft on 10/30/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.87 ft on 01/25/2019
(2) 7.18 ft on 09/18/2018
(3) 7.92 ft on 10/30/2017
(4) 6.64 ft on 08/28/2011
(5) 8.02 ft on 03/07/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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10 Significant flooding occurs along portions of the North Nashua River from Fitchburg downstream through Lancaster. In Fitchburg, flood waters reach low lying railroad bridges, and impacts occur at businesses near the junction of River and Depot Streets. Flood waters may cause erosion of the Westminster Street embankment in spots between Wachusett and Temple Streets. Overtopping of the dike along Commercial Road in Leominster may occur.
9 Flooding occurs in low lying areas along the river. Businesses near the junction of River and Depot streets in Fitchburg are impacted. Flood waters also approach low railroad bridges in Downtown Fitchburg.
8 Flooding of low lying areas along the river can be expected from Fitchburg downstream into Lancaster. Flooding affects businesses near the junction of River and Depot Streets in Fitchburg.
7 Flooding of low lying areas along the river can be expected. Flooding encroaches on businesses near the junction of River and Depot streets in Fitchburg.
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Latitude: 42.576201° N, Longitude: 71.788128° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 6.5 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 394.13 400.63 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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