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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Farmington River at Simsbury are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.10 ft on 08/20/1955
(2) 22.10 ft on 10/17/1955
(3) 18.20 ft on 01/02/1949
(4) 17.80 ft on 11/05/1927
(5) 16.98 ft on 08/29/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.81 ft on 06/15/2013
(2) 14.23 ft on 09/09/2011
(3) 16.98 ft on 08/29/2011
(4) 13.71 ft on 03/12/2011
(5) 15.50 ft on 03/08/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.50 ft on 08/01/1995
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30 Widespread catastrophic flooding occurs throughout the Valley. Follow the advice of local officials, and evacuate if asked to do so.
22 Widespread flooding will affect portions of Farmington, Avon, Simsbury, Bloomfield and East Granby. Follow the advice of local officials, and evacuate if asked to do so.
18 This is a serious flood event and will affect numerous areas along the river. Act now to protect life and property. Follow the directions of your local emergency management officials. If you are asked to evacuate do so immediately.
16 Moderate flooding occurs with numerous roads and residences affected. Evacuations may be needed along various roads in Avon and Simsbury, including Riverside Road in Simsbury. Flooding also begins to affect low lying sections of Bloomfield and East Granby. Follow the directions of emergency management officials and obey all road closures.
15 Moderate flooding begins with numerous roads and residences affected. Evacuations may be needed along various roads in Avon and Simsbury, including Riverside Road in Simsbury. Flooding also begins to affect low lying sections of Bloomfield and East Granby. Follow the directions of emergency management officials and obey all road closures.
13 Flooding affects Old Farms and Tolliston Roads in Avon, Meadow Road in Farmington, and Nod, Riverside, and Terrys Plain Roads in Simsbury. Route 315 in Simsbury is also impacted. Flooding spreads into Plantation Country Club and adjoining Town Farm Road in Simsbury. Also, flooding will approach the Paine Boathouse.
12 Flooding begins on Riverside Road in Simsbury. Flooding also begins along Old Bridge and Drake Hill Roads.

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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
3 Day (SREF) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
SREF Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble  GEFS Ensemble 

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics. 

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