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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the West Canada Creek at Hinckley Dam are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Kast Bridge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 1230
Moderate Flood Stage: 1228
Flood Stage: 1227
Action Stage: 1225
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 1,231.49 ft on 11/01/2019 (P)
(2) 1,230.73 ft on 04/28/2011
(3) 1,230.20 ft on 10/02/1945
(4) 1,229.85 ft on 06/29/2006
(5) 1,229.05 ft on 04/16/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1,227.57 ft on 04/09/2022 (P)
(2) 1,227.35 ft on 08/20/2021 (P)
(3) 1,231.49 ft on 11/01/2019 (P)
(4) 1,228.05 ft on 04/21/2019 (P)
(5) 1,227.13 ft on 04/12/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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1230 Major flood stage.
1228 Moderate flood stage. Three feet of water are spilling over and there is widespread flooding downstream between Hinckley and Herkimer.
1227 Minor flood stage with two feet of water flowing over the spillway. The river overflows its banks downstream.
1226 One foot of water is flowing over the spillway.
1225.5 Six inches of water are flowing over the spillway.
1225 Action stage as water reaches the spillway and begins to flow over.

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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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