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Weather Forecast Office Boston / Norton, MA
Northeast River Forecast Center
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Graphical forecasts are not available for the Blackstone River above Woonsocket.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
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Low Stage (in feet):
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Low Water Records
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos
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This gage may exhibit a reading 0.5 foot higher than the actual river level. Flooding along the blackstone river is forecast to be the worst flooding since the flooding associated with connie and diane in 1955. Follow the instructions of local officials and evacuate if asked to do so. Obey Posted Road closures. Do not go sightseeing. River banks can suddenly erode due to swift river flows.
This gage may exhibit a stage 0.5 foot too high during high flows. At this stage, flooding will be comparable to, or worse than, the floods of october 2005. Flooding of homes and businesses is expected outside of flood protection levees and walls. Some river roads will become impassable from woonsocket through central falls. Floodwaters encroach near the floorboards of the first level of the river island condominiums in woonsocket. Follow the advice of local officials and evacuate if asked to do so.
This gage may exhibit a stage reading 0.5 foot higher than the actual river level. Flooding is likely in lower lying sections of woonsocket and cumberland. Deep floodwaters are expected in the lower level of the river island condominiums in woonsocket. Several buisnesses along the river will have several feet of water into their parking areas. Action will be needed to clear vehicles from these areas.
This river gage may exhibit a level 0.5 foot higher than the actual river level. Flooding is likely in lower lying sections of woonsocket and cumberland. Significant flooding occurs within the lower level of the river island condominiums in woonsocket. Several buisnesses along the river will have several feet of water into their parking areas. Action will be needed to clear vehicles from these areas.
This gage may exhibit a reading 0.5 foot higher than the actual river level. Floodwaters are inside the lower level of the river island condominiums in woonsocket. Flooding spreads across most of the lower parking area of the albion mill apartments. Flooding is also expected to overspread lowest lying sections of lonsdale in cumberland.
This gage may exhibit a reading 0.5 foot higher than the actual river level. Flooding is likely along low lying areas of the river. This includes the lower level of the river island condominiums in woonsocket, and lower end of the albion mills apartments parking area. Flood waters may also cover portions of the parking areas of some of the mills and shopping outlets in cumberland located just off of route 122.
This gage may exhibit a reading 0.5 foot higher than the actual river level. Flooding may begin to affect the lower parking area to the albion mill apartments. Lower lying residential areas along the rhode island and massachusetts line, including the lower level of the river island condominiums in woonsocket, may begin to experience flooding. Businesses along the river should take the necessary actions to protect property.
This gage may exhibit a reading 0.5 foot higher than the actual river level. If unprotected, floodwaters reach the very base of the lower level of the river island condominium building in woonsocket.
About This Location
Latitude: 42.006944° N, Longitude: 71.503333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84
Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
This gage is upstream of the Blackstone River at Woonsocket gage where official river stage forecasts are provided. For river stage forecast, go to http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=box&gage=woor1
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