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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Pompton River at Pompton Plains are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 25.24 ft on 08/29/2011
(2) 24.47 ft on 04/06/1984
(3) 22.78 ft on 03/14/2010
(4) 22.77 ft on 03/14/2010
(5) 22.18 ft on 05/30/1968
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.24 ft on 04/08/2022
(2) 19.58 ft on 09/02/2021
(3) 16.35 ft on 08/23/2021
(4) 16.17 ft on 12/22/2018
(5) 20.33 ft on 09/08/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 5.74 ft on 11/11/1962
(2) 5.92 ft on 01/26/1964
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26 Flooding spreads west to near the Newark-Pompton Turnpike.
24 Portions of the railroad tracks are flooded.
22 Water spreads west of the railroad tracks by going underneath them.
21 Flooding occurs across a large area from Jackson Avenue on the north and Riverside Drive on the south between the railroad tracks and the river.
20 Village section of Pompton Plains begins to flood.
19 Widespread flooding occurs in low lying areas of Wayne, Pequannock and Pompton Lakes.
18.5 Route 23, North and South, is impassable and closed.
18 Pequannock Avenue at Shady Street becomes impassable and blocks Roosevelt and Shady Streets. Oakwood at Shady Street becomes impassable. The first evacuations begin. Flooding occurs on West View Road and the Lower Riverview community areas of Wayne.
17 Pequannock Avenue at Roosevelt Street becomes impassable. Route 23 exit ramp at Alexander Avenue becomes impassable.
16 Residences on Pequannock Avenue along the river between Madison and Shady streets become surrounded by water. Businesses along Route 23 north begin to flood.
12 The first flooding begins in the area of River Road and Harrison Street.

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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) 10 Day (NAEFS) 10 Day (GEFS)
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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During winter months, cold and ice may result in inaccurate real-time stream stage and streamflow data. Adjustments or deletions of this data can only be done after detailed analysis.
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