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Winooski River at Montpelier, VT (MONV1)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

528.4*28.6*
527.5*27.7*
Record Crest: 27.1 ft
526.626.8
525.725.9
524.524.7
523.423.6
522.422.6
521.621.8
520.420.6
519.419.6
518.518.7
517.617.8

Major Flooding Begins

516.416.6

Moderate Flooding Begins

515.215.4

Minor Flooding Begins


Near Flooding Begins


Below Flooding Begins

* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Burlington, VT Northeast River Forecast Center
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4.2 ft at 12/05/2019 21:45:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.10 ft on 11/03/1927
(2) 19.05 ft on 08/29/2011
(3) 17.59 ft on 05/27/2011
(4) 17.55 ft on 06/30/1973
(5) 17.31 ft on 04/07/1912
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.05 ft on 08/29/2011
(2) 17.59 ft on 05/27/2011
(3) 8.66 ft on 03/30/2003
(4) 10.37 ft on 04/14/2002
(5) 10.54 ft on 05/10/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.

Extended rating:
The Rating Curve Extension is calculated by using either a linear, logarithmic, or hydraulic technique to extend the rating curve above the currently established relationship between stage and flow.

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27 The Montpelier business district will be covered by water 8 to 10 feet deep. Widespread flooding of the Winooski valley will occur.
22 Downtown Montpelier will be inundated, and local roads will be covered by water. Route 2 and railroad tracks along the river will be covered with water. There will be widespread field flooding throughout the Winooski River valley. This stage is equivalent to the FEMA 1 Percent Annual Chance Flood.
17.5 Water covers the streets in downtown Montpelier. Local roads along the Winooski from Montpelier to Waterbury will be covered in water, and there will be widespread field flooding.
16 Route 2 will flood at Bailey Avenue bridge, and the entrance to the Montpelier High School. Parking lots behind state office buildings next to the river will flood between Taylor Street and Bailey Avenue, and the approach to Taylor Street bridge will be inundated. Low lying fields and farmland will be inundated.
15 Flooding will begin on State Street at the Bailey Avenue bridge. Flooding may occur along Route 302 between Montpelier and Barre. Downstream from Montpelier to Waterbury, low lying local roads and farmland will flood. Water will approach the State of Vermont office complex in Waterbury.
Photos
(1) Winooski River at Montpelier VT River Gage House
(2) View upstream from MONV1
(3) View downstream from MONV1
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Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.