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Penobscot River above Grindstone Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.97 ft at 9:15AM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 4.98 ft at 9:30AM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 4.98 ft at 9:45AM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 4.98 ft at 10:00AM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:15AM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5 ft at 10:30AM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5 ft at 10:45AM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:00AM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:15AM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:30AM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.02 ft at 11:45AM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.03 ft at 12:00PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.03 ft at 12:15PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.03 ft at 12:30PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.04 ft at 12:45PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:00PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 1:15PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 1:30PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 1:45PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 2:00PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:15PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:30PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:45PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:00PM Jul 03, 2020Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 3:15PM Jul 03, 2020Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 3:30PM Jul 03, 2020Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 3:45PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:00PM Jul 03, 2020Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 4:15PM Jul 03, 2020Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 4:30PM Jul 03, 2020Highest Observation: 5.07 ft at 4:45PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:00PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:15PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:30PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:45PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:00PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 6:15PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:30PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 6:45PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:00PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:15PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:30PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:45PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.05 ft at 8:00PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.04 ft at 8:15PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.04 ft at 8:30PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.04 ft at 8:45PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.04 ft at 9:00PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.04 ft at 9:15PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.03 ft at 9:30PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.03 ft at 9:45PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.03 ft at 10:00PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.03 ft at 10:15PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:30PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:45PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.02 ft at 11:00PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:15PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:30PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:45PM Jul 03, 2020Observed: 5.01 ft at 12:00AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 5.01 ft at 12:15AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 5 ft at 12:30AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 5 ft at 12:45AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 5 ft at 1:00AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 5 ft at 1:15AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.99 ft at 1:30AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.99 ft at 1:45AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.99 ft at 2:00AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.99 ft at 2:15AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.99 ft at 2:30AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.98 ft at 2:45AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:00AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:15AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:30AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.97 ft at 3:45AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.97 ft at 4:00AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.97 ft at 4:15AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.97 ft at 4:30AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.97 ft at 4:45AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:00AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:15AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:30AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:45AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:00AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:15AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:30AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:45AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:00AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:15AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:30AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:45AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.94 ft at 8:00AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.94 ft at 8:15AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.94 ft at 8:30AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:45AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:00AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:15AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.92 ft at 9:30AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:45AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:00AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:15AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:30AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:45AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:00AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.91 ft at 11:15AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.91 ft at 11:30AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.91 ft at 11:45AM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.91 ft at 12:00PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.91 ft at 12:15PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.91 ft at 12:30PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 12:45PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 1:00PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 1:15PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 1:30PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 1:45PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 2:00PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 2:15PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.89 ft at 2:30PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 2:45PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 3:00PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:15PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:30PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:45PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.96 ft at 4:00PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.96 ft at 4:15PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.97 ft at 4:30PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.97 ft at 4:45PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.97 ft at 5:00PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.97 ft at 5:15PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:30PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:45PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.96 ft at 6:00PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.96 ft at 6:15PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.96 ft at 6:30PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:45PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:00PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:15PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:30PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:45PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:00PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:15PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:30PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:45PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.91 ft at 9:00PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.91 ft at 9:15PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.91 ft at 9:30PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 9:45PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.91 ft at 10:00PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 10:15PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 10:30PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.9 ft at 10:45PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.89 ft at 11:00PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.89 ft at 11:15PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.89 ft at 11:30PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.89 ft at 11:45PM Jul 04, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 12:00AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 12:15AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 12:30AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 12:45AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 1:00AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 1:15AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 1:30AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 1:45AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 2:00AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 2:15AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 2:30AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 2:45AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 3:00AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 3:15AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 3:30AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 3:45AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 4:00AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 4:15AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 4:30AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 4:45AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 5:00AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 5:15AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 5:30AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 5:45AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 6:00AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 6:15AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 6:30AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 6:45AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 7:00AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 7:15AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 7:30AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 7:45AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 8:00AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.84 ft at 8:15AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.84 ft at 8:30AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.84 ft at 8:45AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.84 ft at 9:00AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.84 ft at 9:15AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.84 ft at 9:30AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.84 ft at 9:45AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:00AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:15AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:30AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 10:45AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 11:00AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 11:15AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 11:30AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 11:45AM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 12:00PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 12:15PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 12:30PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 12:45PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 1:00PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.83 ft at 1:15PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 1:30PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 1:45PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 2:00PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 2:15PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 2:30PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 2:45PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 3:00PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 3:15PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 3:30PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 3:45PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:00PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:15PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:30PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:45PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 5:00PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 5:15PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 5:30PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 5:45PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 6:00PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 6:15PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 6:30PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 6:45PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.81 ft at 7:00PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 7:15PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 7:30PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 7:45PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 8:00PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 8:15PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 8:30PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 8:45PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 9:00PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 9:15PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 9:30PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 9:45PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 10:00PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 10:15PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 10:30PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.82 ft at 10:45PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.84 ft at 11:00PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.84 ft at 11:15PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 11:30PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 11:45PM Jul 05, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 12:00AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 12:15AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 12:30AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:45AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 1:00AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 1:15AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 1:30AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 1:45AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.86 ft at 2:00AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 2:15AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 2:30AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 2:45AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 3:00AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 3:15AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 3:30AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 3:45AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 4:00AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 4:15AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 4:30AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 4:45AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 5:00AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 5:15AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 5:30AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 5:45AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.87 ft at 6:00AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 6:15AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 6:30AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 6:45AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 7:00AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 7:15AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 7:30AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 7:45AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:00AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.89 ft at 8:15AM Jul 06, 2020Observed: 4.89 ft at 8:30AM Jul 06, 2020Highest Forecast: 5 ft 2:00PM Jul 06, 2020Highest Forecast: 5 ft 8:00PM Jul 06, 2020Highest Forecast: 5 ft 2:00AM Jul 07, 2020Highest Forecast: 5 ft 8:00AM Jul 07, 2020Highest Forecast: 5 ft 2:00PM Jul 07, 2020Forecast: 4.9 ft 8:00PM Jul 07, 2020Forecast: 4.9 ft 2:00AM Jul 08, 2020Forecast: 4.9 ft 8:00AM Jul 08, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGRNM1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:01AM Jul 6, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 11:26AM Jul 5)Latest observed value: 4.89 ft at 8:30 AM EDT 6-Jul-2020. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Penobscot River above Grindstone are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.90 ft on 04/30/1923
(2) 15.02 ft on 04/30/2008
(3) 14.71 ft on 04/29/1973
(4) 14.30 ft on 09/29/1909
(5) 14.00 ft on 03/20/1936
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.50 ft on 04/28/2019
(2) 12.09 ft on 04/27/2018
(3) 15.02 ft on 04/30/2008
(4) 14.71 ft on 04/29/1973
(5) 14.00 ft on 03/20/1936
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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16 Widespread flooding of State Route 11 from Grindstone to Medway. Numerous homes, camps and campgrounds inundated. Flooding akin to April 1923.
15 State Route 11 flooded and impassable. Homes/camps inundated.
13 State Route 11 flooded in places. Homes and camps threatened.
12 State Route 11 gets water across the road, but passable.
11 River rising with minor lowland flooding.
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Latitude: 45.730278° N, Longitude: 68.589444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 294.74 ft 307.74 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

Current/Historical Observations:

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