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Winooski River at Waterbury Stage (ft)Forecast: 409.4 ft 1:00PM Jan 26, 2020Highest Forecast: 409.6 ft 7:00PM Jan 26, 2020Highest Forecast: 409.6 ft 1:00AM Jan 27, 2020Highest Forecast: 409.6 ft 7:00AM Jan 27, 2020Highest Forecast: 409.6 ft 1:00PM Jan 27, 2020Forecast: 409.5 ft 7:00PM Jan 27, 2020Forecast: 409.5 ft 1:00AM Jan 28, 2020Forecast: 409.4 ft 7:00AM Jan 28, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWATV1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:16AM Jan 26, 2020)Forecast (issued 11:03AM Jan 25)Flood Stage is 419 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice. Forecast flows are unadjusted for ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Winooski River at Waterbury are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 428
Moderate Flood Stage: 421
Flood Stage: 419
Action Stage: 417
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 430.00 ft on 08/29/2011 (P)
(2) 423.30 ft on 05/27/2011
(3) 421.90 ft on 01/19/2006
(4) 421.80 ft on 10/01/2010
(5) 421.00 ft on 04/11/2011
(6) 420.56 ft on 07/02/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 419.85 ft on 04/15/2019
(2) 419.30 ft on 12/22/2018
(3) 419.60 ft on 12/22/2018
(4) 420.56 ft on 07/02/2017
(5) 414.95 ft on 08/17/2016
(6) 415.34 ft on 03/11/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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428 There will be widespread devastating flooding in and around Waterbury. Homes and businesses on lower elevations of Main Street will flood, along with Elm Street, Parker Court, Park Row, and Randall Streets. Areas along Graves Brook will flood as it approaches Rowe Park. Water will approach lower level parking of the State Office complex. There will be extensive flooding downstream in Richmond. This stage is equivalent to the FEMA 1 Percent Annual Chance Flood.
421 Water will approach low lying parking lots at the Waterbury State Office complex, and Rowe Field in Waterbury will flood. Downstream in Richmond, Bridge Street at the Winooski bridge near the Round Church will be inundated, and the Richmond public park will flood. The river will be out of its banks from Waterbury downstream through Richmond, with considerable field flooding.
419 Water will flood fields behind the Vermont State Office Complex in Waterbury. Field flooding will occur from Waterbury downstream through Richmond.
417 The Winooski from Waterbury downstream through Richmond will be at bankful. Some minor flooding of low lying fields will occur.
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Latitude: 44.328333° N, Longitude: 72.746111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 419 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 0 ft 421 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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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics. 

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River stage data courtesy of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation.
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