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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Wood River at Hope Valley are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9
Moderate Flood Stage: 7
Flood Stage: 5
Action Stage: 4.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 13.72 ft on 03/30/2010
(2) 10.26 ft on 06/06/1982
(3) 8.67 ft on 03/22/1980
(4) 8.26 ft on 03/18/1968
(5) 8.24 ft on 03/30/2014
(6) 8.24 ft on 03/31/2014
(7) 8.24 ft on 01/27/1978
(8) 8.00 ft on 10/15/2005
(9) 7.99 ft on 01/22/1979
(10) 7.45 ft on 09/12/1954
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.97 ft on 09/03/2021 (P)
(2) 5.84 ft on 12/26/2020 (P)
(3) 5.40 ft on 04/14/2020 (P)
(4) 5.61 ft on 12/15/2019 (P)
(5) 5.41 ft on 04/27/2019
(6) 6.38 ft on 01/25/2019
(7) 5.50 ft on 11/14/2018
(8) 5.90 ft on 03/03/2018
(9) 6.35 ft on 01/14/2018
(10) 5.21 ft on 10/30/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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11 In recent history the river has only approached or exceeded this level during the June 1982 and March 2010 floods. Prolonged road closures are likely. Heed the advice of local officials, and evacuate if asked to do so. Avoid flooded roads.
9 FEMA Flood Insurance Studies indicate that if you are located in the 1% (100 Year) floodplain, your property is at a high risk for flooding. A 1 percent flood is a flood that has a 1 percent chance of occurring in any year. Flooding along the Wood River will block access to portions of Tall Timbers Drive, Leroy Drive, Wood River Circle and Wood River Drive for a prolonged period of time. Dow Field in Hopkinton is substantially inundated. Floodwaters back up behind the Skunk Hill Road Bridge.
8.7 FEMA Flood Insurance documents indicate that at 8.7 feet, if you are located in the 1% (100 year) floodplain, your property is at a high risk for flooding. A 1 percent flood is a flood that has a 1 percent chance of occurring in any year. Flooding along the Wood River will block access to portions of Tall Timbers Drive, Leroy Drive, Wood River Circle and Wood River Drive for a prolonged period of time. Dow Field in Hopkinton is substantially flooded, and floodwaters back up behind Skunk Hill Road Bridge.
8 In Richmond, the Wood River blocks sections of Tall Timbers Drive, Leroy Drive, Wood River Circle and Wood River Drive. Dow field off of main Street in Hopkinton is substantially flooded. Also, floodwaters begin to reach the bottom edge of the Skunk Hill Road Bridge on the Richmond and Hopkinton Town Line.
7 In Richmond, the Wood River blocks sections of Tall Timbers Drive, Leroy Drive, Wood River Circle and Wood River Drive. Dow Field off of Main Street in Hopkinton is substantially flooded.
6 In Richmond, the Wood River renders portions of Wood River Drive and Wood River Circle impassable. In Hopkinton, the Wood River floods sections of Dow Park off of Main Street.
5 In Richmond, floodwaters begin to pond onto Wood River Drive. In Hopkinton off of Main Street, the Wood River begins to flood Dow Park.

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