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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Tonawanda Creek at Batavia are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 13.85 ft on 04/06/1947
(2) 13.73 ft on 03/29/1950
(3) 13.44 ft on 03/02/1955
(4) 12.70 ft on 03/31/1960
(5) 12.45 ft on 02/25/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.05 ft on 01/13/2018
(2) 9.88 ft on 07/14/2017
(3) 9.02 ft on 11/25/2014
(4) 11.94 ft on 12/22/2013
(5) 10.57 ft on 03/09/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.89 ft on 09/09/2008
(2) 1.20 ft on 07/19/1983
(3) 1.30 ft on 08/03/1999
(4) 1.30 ft on 09/03/1995
(5) 1.50 ft on 07/15/1998
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12 Major flood, considerable residential and commercial flooding from the west side of Batavia through East Pembroke. Widespread flooding in low lying areas and feeder streams along the entire reach of Tonawanda Creek, including the Tonawanda Indian Reservation and extending into the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge.
10 Moderate flood, flooding along West Main Street and South Main Street in Batavia and along the creek from Batavia to East Pembroke, extending to the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. Flooding will mainly impact roads, with some residential and commerical flooding possible.
9 Flood stage, some flooding in Batavia, possibly impacting Kibbe Park, Walnut Street, and Law Street. Flooding in rural areas of Alexander and the lowlands of the Alabama Swamps with some road closures likely.
7 Action stage, high flows. Minor impact on some rural roads north of Alexander.

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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)
HEFS Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble GEFS Ensemble

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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