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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 Great Barrington are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Falls Village
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.08 ft on 01/01/1949
(2) 11.72 ft on 09/22/1938
(3) 10.96 ft on 05/31/1984
(4) 10.60 ft on 03/19/1936
(5) 10.34 ft on 10/09/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.18 ft on 09/09/2011
(2) 9.62 ft on 08/29/2011
(3) 9.01 ft on 03/08/2011
(4) 10.34 ft on 10/09/2005
(5) 9.84 ft on 07/13/1996
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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 Major flood stage. Water floods Main Street in Great Barrington.
10 Moderate flood stage. Water floods River Street and reaches Searles Middle School.
9 Flood stage. Water reaches the fair grounds.
7 Low lying fields between Great Barrington and Ashley Falls are flooded with one to two feet of water.
5 Water starts to flood fields between Great Barrington and Ashley Falls.
4 The river level is normal for spring.
3 The river level is normal for fall, winter and summer.

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

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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)
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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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