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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Merrimack River at Lowell are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 58
Moderate Flood Stage: 54
Flood Stage: 52
Action Stage: 50
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 68.40 ft on 03/20/1936
(2) 60.60 ft on 04/23/1852
(3) 60.57 ft on 09/23/1938
(4) 58.84 ft on 05/15/2006
(5) 58.09 ft on 04/17/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 54.64 ft on 04/01/2010
(2) 53.63 ft on 03/16/2010
(3) 58.09 ft on 04/17/2007
(4) 58.84 ft on 05/15/2006
(5) 52.77 ft on 04/04/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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65 This is a serious flood event. All persons along the Merrimack River should follow the evacuation recommendations from your local emergency managemant officials. If asked to evacuate, do so immediately. All flood protection measures must be rushed to completion in flood prone areas.
62 This is a serious flood event. All persons along the Merrimack River should follow the evacuation recommendations from your local emergency managemant officials. If asked to evacuate, do so immediately. All flood protection measures must be rushed to completion in flood prone areas.
60 This is a serious flood event. All persons along the Merrimack River from the Massachusetts border through Methuen should follow the evacuation recommendations from your local emergency managemant officials. If asked to evacuate, do so immediately. All flood protection measures must be rushed to completion in flood prone areas.
58 Flooding is expected to overspread portions of Route 113 above Pawtucket Falls. Also, portions of Route 110 and several homes and businesses along Route 110 heading north and east into Tewksbury may begin to experience flooding. Follow the direction of your local emergency management officals. If asked to evacuate, do so immediately.
56 Flooding will become more widespread from the New Hampshire border through Methuen. Those areas outside local flood protection should take measures to protect property. Follow the directions of your local emergency management agency.
55 Flooding will become more widespread from the New Hampshire border through Methuen. Those areas outside local flood protection should take measures to protect property. Follow the directions of your local emergency management agency.
52 Lowland flooding is likely along the Merrimack River. Most of the impact will be felt by businesses and mills where basement flooding is likely.

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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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