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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Blackstone River at Northbridge are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Woonsocket
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.74 ft on 08/20/1955
(2) 13.70 ft on 03/19/1936
(3) 13.65 ft on 10/15/2005
(4) 12.48 ft on 01/25/1979
(5) 11.36 ft on 09/12/1954
(6) 10.90 ft on 03/19/1968
(7) 10.70 ft on 03/10/1998
(8) 10.69 ft on 03/31/2010
(9) 10.54 ft on 09/08/2011
(10) 10.50 ft on 12/12/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.21 ft on 01/10/2024
(2) 9.78 ft on 12/19/2023
(3) 10.43 ft on 09/02/2021
(4) 9.16 ft on 07/10/2021
(5) 9.11 ft on 01/25/2019
(6) 9.24 ft on 10/30/2017
(7) 10.54 ft on 09/08/2011
(8) 10.36 ft on 08/29/2011
(9) 9.32 ft on 03/07/2011
(10) 10.69 ft on 03/31/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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16 Widespread flooding is expected along the river. Numerous residences along Main Street along and downstream of the Sutton Street Bridge will experience flooding.
13 This is a serious flood event. Flooding will spread into residences along the river on Main Street. Flooding will affect low lying areas from Northbridge to Millville. Buisnesses along the river should take the necessary actions to protect property along the river.
11 Flooding is expected along the river from Northbridge through Uxbridge and Millville. Flooding will affect some homes and businesses along the river in these towns.
9 Flooding of low lying areas along the river bank is likely between Northbridge and the Rhode Island and Massachusetts border.

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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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