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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 Woonsocket are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Northbridge Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.80 ft on 08/19/1955
(2) 15.34 ft on 10/16/2005
(3) 15.09 ft on 01/25/1979
(4) 14.64 ft on 03/19/1968
(5) 14.50 ft on 03/31/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.01 ft on 01/25/2019
(2) 9.41 ft on 03/31/2014
(3) 9.00 ft on 09/09/2011
(4) 9.01 ft on 08/29/2011
(5) 10.29 ft on 03/08/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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18 Flooding along the Blackstone River is forecast to be the worst flooding since the flooding associated with Connie and Diane in 1955. Follow the instructions of local officials and evacuate if asked to do so. Obey posted road closures. Do not go sightseeing. River banks can suddenly erode due to swift river flows.
16 At this stage, flooding will be comparable to, or worse than, the floods of october 2005. Flooding of homes and businesses is expected outside of flood protection levees and walls. Some river roads will become impassable from Woonsocket through Central Falls. Floodwaters encroach near the floorboards of the first level of the River Island Condominiums in Woonoscket. Follow the advice of local officials and evacuate if asked to do so.
14 Flooding is likely in lower lying sections of Woonsocket and Cumberland. Deep floodwaters are expected in the lower level of the River Island Condominiums in Woonsocket. Several buisnesses along the river will have several feet of water into their parking areas. Action will be needed to clear vehicles from these areas.
12 Flooding is likely in lower lying sections of Woonsocket and Cumberland. Significant flooding occurs within the lower level of the River Island Condominiums in Woonsocket. Several buisnesses along the river will have several feet of water into their parking areas. Action will be needed to clear vehicles from these areas.
11 Floodwaters are inside the lower level of the River Island Condominiums in Woonsocket. Flooding spreads across most of the lower parking area of the Albion Mill Apartments. Flooding is also expected to overspread lowest lying sections of Lonsdale in Cumberland.
10 Flooding is likely along low lying areas of the river. This includes the lower level of the River Island Condominiums in Woonsocket, and lower end of the Albion Mills Apartments parking area. Flood waters may also cover portions of the parking areas of some of the mills and shopping outlets in Cumberland located just off of Route 122.
9 Flooding may begin to affect the lower parking area to the Albion Mill Apartments. Lower lying residential areas along the Rhode Island and Massachusetts line, including the lower level of the River Island Condominiums in Woonsocket, may begin to experience flooding. Businesses along the river should take the necessary actions to protect property.
8.5 If unprotected, floodwaters reach the very base of the lower level of the River Island Condominium Building in Woonsocket.

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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)
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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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