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Aroostook River at Washburn Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 9.63 ft at 2:00AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.64 ft at 2:15AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.66 ft at 2:30AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.67 ft at 2:45AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.68 ft at 3:00AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.69 ft at 3:15AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.71 ft at 3:30AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.72 ft at 3:45AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.73 ft at 4:00AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.74 ft at 4:15AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.75 ft at 4:30AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.76 ft at 4:45AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.76 ft at 5:00AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.77 ft at 5:15AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.78 ft at 5:30AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.79 ft at 5:45AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.79 ft at 6:00AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.8 ft at 6:15AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.8 ft at 6:30AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.81 ft at 6:45AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.81 ft at 7:00AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.81 ft at 7:15AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 7:30AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 7:45AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 8:00AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 8:15AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 8:30AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.83 ft at 8:45AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.83 ft at 9:00AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.83 ft at 9:15AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.83 ft at 9:30AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.83 ft at 9:45AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 10:00AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 10:15AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 10:30AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 10:45AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 11:00AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 11:15AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 11:30AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 11:45AM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 12:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.81 ft at 12:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.81 ft at 12:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.81 ft at 12:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.81 ft at 1:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.8 ft at 1:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.8 ft at 1:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.8 ft at 1:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.79 ft at 2:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.79 ft at 2:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.79 ft at 2:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.78 ft at 2:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.78 ft at 3:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.78 ft at 3:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.77 ft at 3:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.77 ft at 3:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.76 ft at 4:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.76 ft at 4:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.76 ft at 4:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.75 ft at 4:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.75 ft at 5:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.74 ft at 5:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.74 ft at 5:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.74 ft at 5:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.73 ft at 6:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.73 ft at 6:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.72 ft at 6:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.72 ft at 6:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.72 ft at 7:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.71 ft at 7:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.71 ft at 7:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.7 ft at 7:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.7 ft at 8:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.7 ft at 8:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.69 ft at 8:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.69 ft at 8:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.69 ft at 9:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.69 ft at 9:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.69 ft at 9:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.69 ft at 9:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.69 ft at 10:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.69 ft at 10:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.69 ft at 10:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.69 ft at 10:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.69 ft at 11:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.7 ft at 11:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.7 ft at 11:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.71 ft at 11:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 9.71 ft at 12:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.72 ft at 12:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.73 ft at 12:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.73 ft at 12:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.74 ft at 1:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.75 ft at 1:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.76 ft at 1:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.77 ft at 1:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.78 ft at 2:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.79 ft at 2:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.81 ft at 2:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.82 ft at 2:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.83 ft at 3:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.84 ft at 3:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.86 ft at 3:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.87 ft at 3:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.89 ft at 4:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.91 ft at 4:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.92 ft at 4:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.94 ft at 4:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.97 ft at 5:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 9.98 ft at 5:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.01 ft at 5:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.03 ft at 5:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.05 ft at 6:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.07 ft at 6:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.09 ft at 6:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.12 ft at 6:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.14 ft at 7:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.16 ft at 7:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.19 ft at 7:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.21 ft at 7:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.24 ft at 8:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.26 ft at 8:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.29 ft at 8:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.31 ft at 8:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.33 ft at 9:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.35 ft at 9:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.38 ft at 9:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.4 ft at 9:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.42 ft at 10:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.44 ft at 10:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.46 ft at 10:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.48 ft at 10:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.5 ft at 11:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.51 ft at 11:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.53 ft at 11:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.55 ft at 11:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.57 ft at 12:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.58 ft at 12:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.6 ft at 12:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.61 ft at 12:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.63 ft at 1:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.64 ft at 1:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.65 ft at 1:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.66 ft at 1:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.68 ft at 2:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.69 ft at 2:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.7 ft at 2:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.71 ft at 2:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.71 ft at 3:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.72 ft at 3:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.73 ft at 3:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.73 ft at 3:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.74 ft at 4:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.74 ft at 4:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.75 ft at 4:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.75 ft at 4:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.76 ft at 5:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.75 ft at 5:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.76 ft at 5:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.76 ft at 5:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.76 ft at 6:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 6:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 6:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 6:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.76 ft at 7:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 7:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 7:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 7:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 8:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 8:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 8:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.76 ft at 8:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 9:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 9:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 9:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 9:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.76 ft at 10:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 10:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 10:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 10:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 11:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 11:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 11:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 11:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 10.76 ft at 12:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 12:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.76 ft at 12:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 12:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 1:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 1:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 1:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 1:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 2:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 2:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 2:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 2:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 3:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 3:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 3:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 3:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 4:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 4:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 4:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 4:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 5:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 5:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 5:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 5:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 6:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 6:15AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 6:30AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 6:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 7:00AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 7:15AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 7:30AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 7:45AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 8:00AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 8:15AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 8:30AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 8:45AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 9:00AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 9:15AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 9:30AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 9:45AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 10:00AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 10:15AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 10:30AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 10:45AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 11:00AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 11:15AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 11:30AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 11:45AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 12:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 12:15PM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 12:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 12:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 1:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 1:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 1:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 1:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 2:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 2:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 2:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 2:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.8 ft at 3:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 3:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 3:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 3:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 4:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 4:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 4:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.79 ft at 4:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 5:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 5:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 5:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 5:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 6:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 6:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 6:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 6:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 7:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 7:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 7:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 7:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.78 ft at 8:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 9:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 9:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 9:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 10:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 10:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 10:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 10:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 11:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 12:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 10.77 ft at 12:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 10.76 ft at 12:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 10.76 ft at 1:00AM Mar 22, 2019Forecast: 2.4 ft 2:00AM Mar 22, 2019Forecast: 2.3 ft 8:00AM Mar 22, 2019Forecast: 2.3 ft 2:00PM Mar 22, 2019Forecast: 2.3 ft 8:00PM Mar 22, 2019Forecast: 2.4 ft 2:00AM Mar 23, 2019Forecast: 2.5 ft 8:00AM Mar 23, 2019Forecast: 2.7 ft 2:00PM Mar 23, 2019Forecast: 3 ft 8:00PM Mar 23, 2019Forecast: 3.3 ft 2:00AM Mar 24, 2019Highest Forecast: 3.5 ft 8:00AM Mar 24, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWSHM1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:46AM Mar 22, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 12:17PM Mar 21)Latest observed value: 10.76 ft at 1:00 AM EDT 22-Mar-2019. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Aroostook River at Washburn are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.14 ft on 04/18/2015
(2) 20.91 ft on 12/24/1973
(3) 17.80 ft on 04/08/1990
(4) 17.47 ft on 04/12/1991
(5) 16.43 ft on 04/07/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.99 ft on 04/21/2018
(2) 21.14 ft on 04/18/2015
(3) 16.43 ft on 04/07/2009
(4) 16.43 ft on 04/07/2009
(5) 14.40 ft on 04/18/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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20 Widespread flooding of Gardner Creek Road, South Wade Road, Parson Road and State Route 164. Numerous homes and camps inundated. Flooding akin to December 1973.
17 Several structures flooded on Gardner Creek Road. Evacuations possible.
15 Flooding on Gardner Creek Road in Washburn and Wade. Minor flooding in Crouseville and on Route 164 near Rum Rapids.
14 Lowland flooding from Washburn downstream.
12 River approaches bankfull.
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Latitude: 46.777220° N, Longitude: 68.157220° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 14 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 29 436.4 ft 450.4 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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