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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Housatonic River at Falls Village are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.00 ft on 01/01/1949
(2) 18.90 ft on 08/19/1955
(3) 16.80 ft on 09/23/1938
(4) 13.47 ft on 09/09/2011
(5) 13.00 ft on 03/20/1936
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.44 ft on 09/03/2021 (P)
(2) 8.15 ft on 07/20/2021 (P)
(3) 7.25 ft on 07/13/2021 (P)
(4) 7.07 ft on 07/11/2021 (P)
(5) 7.09 ft on 12/26/2020 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.23 ft on 09/13/2002
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19 Flood of record on January 1, 1949.
15 Major flood stage.
10 Moderate flood stage. The river reaches the edge of several sections of Route 7 north of Cornwall Bridge.
9 Water floods Riverside Road at Kent School and begins to approach buildings. Water gets close to Route 7.
8 The water reaches Riverside Road at Kent School and floods the picnic area along Route 7 near Housatonic Meadows.
7 Flood stage. The park above Falls Village Dam begins to flood, and water reaches the fields of White Hollow Farms near Limerock Road, and is at the edge of the Housatonic Valley Regional High School fields.
5 The river is about half bankfull.

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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
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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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