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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Saranac River at Plattsburgh are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.80 ft on 04/08/1928
(2) 12.11 ft on 11/09/1996
(3) 10.90 ft on 05/12/1943
(4) 10.73 ft on 04/01/1998
(5) 10.08 ft on 12/30/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.89 ft on 04/16/2014
(2) 9.49 ft on 06/12/2013
(3) 9.53 ft on 04/28/2011
(4) 9.25 ft on 04/27/2011
(5) 9.25 ft on 04/12/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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12 Water levels equal the November 1996 flooding. Underwood Trailer Park is protected by the levee, but it should be monitored for weakening. Flooding of lowlands occurs in Morrisonville east of Mason Street.
9 Underwood Trailer Park protected by levee if drain plugs are in. Levee should be monitored for weakening.
8 The Saranac River is at bankfull. The river is near the drainage holes in the levee at Underwood Trailer Park. No damage at this stage, but plugs should be placed in levee at Underwood Trailer Park to prevent water from entering.
(1) View upstream from PBGN6
(2) View downstream from PBGN6

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 Day (HEFS) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
HEFS Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble GEFS Ensemble

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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