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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Passumpsic River at Passumpsic are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Wells River
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 31.50 ft on 11/04/1927
(2) 23.49 ft on 07/01/1973
(3) 21.23 ft on 03/18/1936
(4) 19.28 ft on 06/13/2002
(5) 19.24 ft on 04/16/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.25 ft on 04/21/2019
(2) 19.24 ft on 04/16/2014
(3) 17.13 ft on 08/29/2011
(4) 18.95 ft on 05/27/2011
(5) 14.49 ft on 04/27/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.54 ft on 09/22/2020
(2) 1.73 ft on 09/21/2018
(3) 1.76 ft on 08/27/2012
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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22 Area towns, such as East Burke, West Burke, Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury will be isolated by flooded roads. Flooding will be similar to what was seen in July 1973 and March 1936.
19 Widespread flooding will occur in Lyndonville and Saint Johnsbury Center. Homes and businesses on Route 5 along the Passumpsic from Lyndonville to Saint Johnsbury will be inundated. Flooding may also occur upstream along Joes Brook. Flooding similar to April 16 2014, May 26 2011, June 12 2002, and July 1 1973.
17 Route 5 floods on both north and south sides of Lyndonville, as well as at the Center Street Bridge, with homes and businesses along the Passumpsic taking on water. Significant flooding occurs on Route 5 and Old Center Road in Saint Johnsbury center. Flooding may also occur upstream along the Sleepers river in Saint Johnsbury. Flooding will be similar to Irene in 2011.
15 Route 5 will flood In St. Johnsbury center.
14 Low lying trailer homes near the river will see some minor flooding.
(1) Gage house front view
(2) Gage house side view
(3) Looking downstream from gage house
(4) Looking upstream from gage house

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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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