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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Chicopee River at Indian Orchard are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.43 ft on 09/21/1938
(2) 22.14 ft on 08/19/1955
(3) 16.20 ft on 03/19/1936
(4) 13.96 ft on 05/31/1984
(5) 12.92 ft on 10/15/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.92 ft on 10/15/2005
(2) 10.74 ft on 04/17/1996
(3) 7.66 ft on 03/09/1995
(4) 13.96 ft on 05/31/1984
(5) 12.20 ft on 03/07/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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20 This is a life threatening flood situation. People along the Chicopee River should seek a safe shelter, inland of the river. Know the alternate routes of travel to avoid driving into flooded areas. Act quickly and follow the directions of your local emergency management officals.
16 Significant flooding will occur along the Chicopee River. If you are in a flood prone location, act immediately to protect life and property. Follow the directions of your local emergency management officials. If you are asked to evacuate, do so immediately.
12 Minor lowland flooding is likely. Some roadways along the river may become impassable. Do not venture into these areas. Be especially careful near flooded roadways. Never try to cross a flooded road, the road could be damaged or washed out.

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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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