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

Vertical datum height estimated by a GPS unit

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 8.5
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.50 ft on 04/17/2007
(2) 8.16 ft on 04/06/1987
(3) 8.07 ft on 04/02/2004
(4) 8.04 ft on 10/16/1955
(5) 8.03 ft on 03/15/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.90 ft on 09/19/2018
(2) 6.15 ft on 03/31/2014
(3) 7.21 ft on 03/08/2011
(4) 7.56 ft on 03/31/2010
(5) 8.03 ft on 03/15/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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9 This is a serious flood event. Widespread flooding is expected along the river through Townsend, Shirley and Groton. Small brooks and tributaries trying to flow into the Squannacook will experience flooding as well. Some road closures may be needed. If asked to evacuate, do so immediately. Follow the directions of emergency management officials.
8.5 Flooding will affect portions of Townsend and Groton. Areas along Turnpike and Barker Hill Roads and along Squannacook Terrace should expect flooding. In addition, flooding also occurs on several access roads to the Townsend State Forest.
8 Minor flooding is expected in lower lying sections of Townsend including the farming areas along Turnpike and Barker Hill roads. Flooding may also spread into low lying areas along Squannacook Terrace.
7.5 Minor flooding affects the lowest lying sections of Townsend, including the farmland along Turnpike and Barker 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
10 Day (HEFS) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
HEFS Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble GEFS Ensemble

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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