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Buzzards Bay at New Bedford Hurricane Barrier Tide Height (ft)Observed: 1.94 ft at 12:30AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 1.2 ft at 1:00AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.89 ft at 1:30AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.55 ft at 2:00AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.34 ft at 2:30AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.13 ft at 3:00AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.08 ft at 3:30AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0 ft at 4:00AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.04 ft at 4:30AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.17 ft at 5:00AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.57 ft at 5:30AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 1.07 ft at 6:00AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 1.67 ft at 6:30AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:00AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 3.4 ft at 7:30AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 4.12 ft at 8:00AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 4.76 ft at 8:30AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 5.16 ft at 9:00AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:30AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 5.12 ft at 10:00AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 4.75 ft at 10:30AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 4.13 ft at 11:00AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:30AM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 2.61 ft at 12:00PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:30PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 1.28 ft at 1:00PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.76 ft at 1:30PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.4 ft at 2:00PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.18 ft at 2:30PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.17 ft at 3:00PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.3 ft at 3:30PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.5 ft at 4:00PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.54 ft at 4:30PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 0.77 ft at 5:00PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 1.21 ft at 5:30PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 1.53 ft at 6:00PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 2.02 ft at 6:30PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:00PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 3.3 ft at 7:30PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 4.21 ft at 8:00PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 8:30PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 5.43 ft at 9:00PM Jul 14, 2018Highest Observation: 5.86 ft at 9:30PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:00PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:30PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 11:00PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 4.78 ft at 11:30PM Jul 14, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 12:00AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 3.37 ft at 12:30AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 2.59 ft at 1:00AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 1.85 ft at 1:30AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:00AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.96 ft at 2:30AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.65 ft at 3:00AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.51 ft at 3:30AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.43 ft at 4:00AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.41 ft at 4:30AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.31 ft at 5:00AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.27 ft at 5:30AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.34 ft at 6:00AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.85 ft at 6:30AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 1.56 ft at 7:00AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 2.15 ft at 7:30AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 3.11 ft at 8:00AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 3.86 ft at 8:30AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 4.58 ft at 9:00AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 4.97 ft at 9:30AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 5.12 ft at 10:00AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 10:30AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 5 ft at 11:00AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 4.63 ft at 11:30AM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 4.18 ft at 12:00PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 3.23 ft at 12:30PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 2.82 ft at 1:00PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:30PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 1.53 ft at 2:00PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 1.06 ft at 2:30PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.62 ft at 3:00PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.23 ft at 3:30PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.44 ft at 4:00PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.46 ft at 4:30PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.59 ft at 5:00PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.7 ft at 5:30PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 0.98 ft at 6:00PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 1.39 ft at 6:30PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 1.87 ft at 7:00PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 2.38 ft at 7:30PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 2.99 ft at 8:00PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 3.74 ft at 8:30PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 4.42 ft at 9:00PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 5 ft at 9:30PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 10:00PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 5.72 ft at 10:30PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 5.78 ft at 11:00PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 5.58 ft at 11:30PM Jul 15, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 12:00AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 4.6 ft at 12:30AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 3.93 ft at 1:00AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 3.12 ft at 1:30AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 2.43 ft at 2:00AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 1.91 ft at 2:30AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 1.36 ft at 3:00AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 1.07 ft at 3:30AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 0.83 ft at 4:00AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 0.72 ft at 4:30AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 0.73 ft at 5:00AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 0.64 ft at 5:30AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 0.57 ft at 6:00AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 0.72 ft at 6:30AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 0.86 ft at 7:00AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 1.27 ft at 7:30AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 1.73 ft at 8:00AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 2.4 ft at 8:30AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 3.18 ft at 9:00AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 3.9 ft at 9:30AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 4.64 ft at 10:00AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:30AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 5.44 ft at 11:00AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 5.43 ft at 11:30AM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 5.21 ft at 12:00PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 4.76 ft at 12:30PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 4.16 ft at 1:00PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 3.39 ft at 1:30PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 2.71 ft at 2:00PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 2 ft at 2:30PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 1.54 ft at 3:00PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 1.13 ft at 3:30PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 0.85 ft at 4:00PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 0.67 ft at 4:30PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 0.53 ft at 5:00PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 0.83 ft at 5:30PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 0.97 ft at 6:00PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 1.12 ft at 6:30PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 1.31 ft at 7:00PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:30PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:00PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 2.37 ft at 8:30PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 2.79 ft at 9:00PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 3.51 ft at 9:30PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 10:00PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 4.71 ft at 10:30PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 5.13 ft at 11:00PM Jul 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 11:30PM Jul 16, 2018Forecast: 3.9 ft 1:00AM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 2.7 ft 2:00AM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 1.4 ft 3:00AM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 0.5 ft 4:00AM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 0.1 ft 5:00AM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 0 ft 6:00AM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00AM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 0.9 ft 8:00AM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 1.8 ft 9:00AM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 2.8 ft 10:00AM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 3.8 ft 11:00AM Jul 17, 2018Highest Forecast: 4.5 ft 12:00PM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 4.3 ft 1:00PM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 3.4 ft 2:00PM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 2.2 ft 3:00PM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 1.2 ft 4:00PM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 0.6 ft 5:00PM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 0.4 ft 6:00PM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00PM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 0.8 ft 8:00PM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 1.4 ft 9:00PM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 2.3 ft 10:00PM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 3.4 ft 11:00PM Jul 17, 2018Forecast: 4.1 ft 12:00AM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 4.3 ft 1:00AM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 3.5 ft 2:00AM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 2.4 ft 3:00AM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 1.4 ft 4:00AM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 0.7 ft 5:00AM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 0.3 ft 6:00AM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 0.2 ft 7:00AM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 0.5 ft 8:00AM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 0.8 ft 9:00AM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 1.6 ft 10:00AM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 2.7 ft 11:00AM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 3.6 ft 12:00PM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 4.2 ft 1:00PM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 3.9 ft 2:00PM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 3.1 ft 3:00PM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 2 ft 4:00PM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 1.1 ft 5:00PM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 0.5 ft 6:00PM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 0.3 ft 7:00PM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 0.3 ft 8:00PM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 0.7 ft 9:00PM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 1.2 ft 10:00PM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 2.1 ft 11:00PM Jul 18, 2018Forecast: 3 ft 12:00AM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 3.6 ft 1:00AM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 3.8 ft 2:00AM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 3.1 ft 3:00AM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 2.1 ft 4:00AM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 1.2 ft 5:00AM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 0.5 ft 6:00AM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 0.2 ft 7:00AM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 0.2 ft 8:00AM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 0.4 ft 9:00AM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 0.8 ft 10:00AM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 1.6 ft 11:00AM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 2.6 ft 12:00PM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 3.5 ft 1:00PM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 4 ft 2:00PM Jul 19, 2018Forecast: 3.7 ft 3:00PM Jul 19, 2018NBDM3(plotting HMIRG) Graph Created (12:02AM Jul 17, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 4:18PM Jul 16)Latest observed value: 5.38 ft at 11:30 PM EDT 16-Jul-2018. Flood Stage is 6.5 ft
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NOTE: During times when the area is under a Tropical Storm/Hurricane Watch or Warning, the storm tide or total water level forecast will reflect a plausible worst case scenario (versus the usual most likely scenario). Please refer here for additional storm surge information.

NOTE: Coastal flood impacts are dependent upon waves as well as tide level. High waves can result in flooding even if the tide level is below flood stage.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Buzzards Bay at New Bedford Hurricane Barrier are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical Datum references a tidal datum (MLLW)...for more information see Tides and Currents .

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 6.5
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.00 ft on 09/21/1938
(2) 13.40 ft on 08/31/1954
(3) 13.00 ft on 09/23/1815
(4) 9.60 ft on 09/14/1944
(5) 9.10 ft on 08/19/1991
(6) 8.31 ft on 10/29/2012
(7) 8.30 ft on 11/30/1944
(8) 7.90 ft on 01/10/1997
(9) 7.90 ft on 01/10/1987
(10) 7.80 ft on 01/23/1987
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.36 ft on 01/30/2018
(2) 6.36 ft on 01/04/2018
(3) 6.50 ft on 05/27/2017
(4) 7.10 ft on 02/09/2016
(5) 6.70 ft on 09/30/2015
(6) 6.97 ft on 12/27/2012
(7) 6.51 ft on 10/29/2012
(8) 8.31 ft on 10/29/2012
(9) 6.51 ft on 09/29/2011
(10) 7.13 ft on 08/28/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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7.5 Moderate coastal flooding occurs in locations in Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fairhaven and Wareham outside of protection from the Hurricane Barrier. Various roads are affected, including Smith Neck Road and the Padanaram Bridge in Dartmouth, and French Street in New Bedford.
6.5 Minor coastal flooding and splashover occurs in vulnerable sections of Dartmouth, Fairhaven, New Bedford and Wareham that are outside of protection of the Hurricane Barrier. Vulnerable locations include Smith Neck Road and the Padanaram Bridge in Dartmouth, and French Street in New Bedford.
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Latitude: 41.620000° N, Longitude: 70.910278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 6.5 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 -1.5 5.0 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available 6.5 MLLW (Mean Lower Low Water)
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