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Connecticut River at Springfield Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 3.3 ft at 6:18AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 2.5 ft at 7:26AM Sep 24, 2023Highest Forecast: 2.3 ft 8:00AM Sep 25, 2023Forecast: 2.2 ft 2:00PM Sep 25, 2023Forecast: 2.2 ft 8:00PM Sep 25, 2023Forecast: 2.2 ft 2:00AM Sep 26, 2023Forecast: 2.1 ft 8:00AM Sep 26, 2023Forecast: 2 ft 2:00PM Sep 26, 2023Forecast: 1.9 ft 8:00PM Sep 26, 2023Forecast: 1.8 ft 2:00AM Sep 27, 2023Forecast: 1.7 ft 8:00AM Sep 27, 2023SPGM3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (6:30AM Sep 25, 2023)ObservedForecast (issued 11:30AM Sep 24)Latest observed value: 2.5 ft at 7:26 AM EDT 24-Sep-2023. Flood Stage is 20 ft
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NOTE: Stage measured manually and reported by river observer. No automated gauge on-site.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Connecticut River at Springfield are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.60 ft on 03/20/1936
(2) 25.75 ft on 09/23/1938
(3) 22.65 ft on 06/01/1984
(4) 22.45 ft on 11/06/1927
(5) 21.10 ft on 08/19/1955
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.58 ft on 08/30/2011
(2) 17.00 ft on 10/10/2005
(3) 14.80 ft on 04/17/1996
(4) 8.80 ft on 01/19/1995
(5) 22.65 ft on 06/01/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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24 This is a serious flood situation. Action must be taken now to protect life and property. Follow the directions provided by your local emergency management officials. Flooding in Chicopee is likely, outside those areas protected by the levees as well as through Springfield and West Springfield.
21 Flooding of low lying sections of West Springfield and Springfield outside of levee protection is expected. Flooding also occurs in lowest lying areas adjacent to the river in Longmeadow and Agawam.
20 Lowland flooding in the Market Gardens and Riverdale sections of West Springfield is expected.
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Latitude: 42.096389° N, Longitude: 72.594722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 20 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 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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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 Day (HEFS) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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River stage data provided by United Water in Springfield MA.
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