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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Wells River at Wells River are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 6
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9.82 ft on 06/30/1973
(2) 9.00 ft on 08/29/2011
(3) 8.68 ft on 06/07/1984
(4) 8.54 ft on 07/15/1997
(5) 8.12 ft on 06/02/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.54 ft on 07/11/2023 (P)
(2) 7.21 ft on 04/15/2019
(3) 7.61 ft on 07/02/2017
(4) 6.30 ft on 07/20/2015
(5) 7.54 ft on 04/16/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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9 The villages of Wells River, South Ryegate, and Groton become isolated due to flooded roadways. Water reaches a depth of about 2 feet in downtown Wells River. Low lying buildings and roads along the Wells River in Groton, South Ryegate, and Wells River take on water, with significant flooding along route 302. Flooding is similar to Irene in 2011.
8.5 Flooding occurs in the town of Wells River beginning at the fire station at the intersection of Routes 302 and 5 and continuing down Route 5 until the Happy Hour restaurant. Buildings on the east side of Route 5 flood. Low lying roads and buildings along the Wells River may take on water in Groton and South Ryegate.
6 Water approaches US Highway 302 along the Wells River in Groton, South Ryegate, and Wells River.
(1) Gage house from front
(2) Gage house from below
(3) Looking downstream from gage house
(4) Looking upstream from gage house
(5) Tropical Storm Irene high water mark near gage

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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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