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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Black River at Boonville are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Watertown
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.50 ft on 03/28/1913
(2) 11.41 ft on 12/30/1984
(3) 11.31 ft on 04/18/1982
(4) 11.27 ft on 05/20/1969
(5) 11.25 ft on 10/03/1945
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.24 ft on 12/19/2023
(2) 11.03 ft on 01/13/2018
(3) 10.61 ft on 04/16/2014
(4) 10.66 ft on 04/29/2011
(5) 10.60 ft on 06/29/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.40 ft on 08/26/1918
(2) 3.50 ft on 07/19/1981
(3) 3.70 ft on 08/03/1999
(4) 3.90 ft on 08/15/1996
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12 Major flood, widespread flooding of commercial, industrial, and residential areas throughout the Black River Valley.
11 Moderate flood, widespread farmland flooding and road closures all along the river. Some residential flooding in portions of Carthage and Castorland.
10 Flood stage, widespread farmland flooding in the Flats area. Several roads may be closed in Glenfield, Martinsburg, and Lowville.
8 Action stage, minor agricultural lowland flooding begins downstream in the Flats area. East Martinsburg Road may be closed.

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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 48 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics.

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Observations Courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.
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