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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Winooski River at Waterbury are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 428
Moderate Flood Stage: 421
Flood Stage: 419
Action Stage: 417
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 430.00 ft on 08/29/2011
(2) 426.22 ft on 07/11/2023 (P)
(3) 423.30 ft on 05/27/2011
(4) 421.90 ft on 01/19/2006
(5) 421.80 ft on 10/01/2010
(6) 421.00 ft on 04/11/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 426.22 ft on 07/11/2023 (P)
(2) 419.85 ft on 04/15/2019
(3) 419.60 ft on 12/22/2018
(4) 419.30 ft on 12/22/2018
(5) 420.56 ft on 07/02/2017
(6) 414.95 ft on 08/17/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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428 There will be widespread devastating flooding in and around Waterbury. Homes and businesses on lower elevations of Main Street will flood, along with Elm Street, Parker Court, Park Row, and Randall Streets. Areas along Graves Brook will flood as it approaches Rowe Park. Water will approach lower level parking of the State Office complex. There will be extensive flooding downstream in Richmond. This stage is equivalent to the FEMA 1 Percent Annual Chance Flood.
421 Water will approach low lying parking lots at the Waterbury State Office complex, and Rowe Field in Waterbury will flood. Downstream in Richmond, Bridge Street at the Winooski bridge near the Round Church will be inundated, and the Richmond public park will flood. The river will be out of its banks from Waterbury downstream through Richmond, with considerable field flooding.
419 Water will flood fields behind the Vermont State Office Complex in Waterbury. Field flooding will occur from Waterbury downstream through Richmond.
417 The Winooski from Waterbury downstream through Richmond will be at bankful. Some minor flooding of low lying fields will occur.

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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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River stage data courtesy of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation.
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