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Winooski River at Waterbury, VT (WATV1)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

431.0431.0
Record Crest: 430 ft
429.0429.0

Major Flooding Begins

427.0427.0
425.0425.0
423.0423.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

421.0421.0

Minor Flooding Begins

419.0419.0

Near Flooding Begins

417.0417.0

Below Flooding Begins

* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Burlington, VT Northeast River Forecast Center
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Current Stage:
408.9 ft at 10/14/2019 19:45:00 UTC
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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) 419.60 ft on 12/22/2018
(3) 419.30 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.

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.

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These maps were provided to the NWS courtesy of the USGS.  The technical details for these maps can be found at: https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2015/5077/.

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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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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

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