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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Penobscot River above Grindstone are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at West Enfield
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.90 ft on 04/30/1923
(2) 15.02 ft on 04/30/2008
(3) 14.71 ft on 04/29/1973
(4) 14.30 ft on 09/29/1909
(5) 14.00 ft on 03/20/1936
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.50 ft on 04/28/2019
(2) 12.09 ft on 04/27/2018
(3) 15.02 ft on 04/30/2008
(4) 14.71 ft on 04/29/1973
(5) 14.00 ft on 03/20/1936
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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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16 Widespread flooding of State Route 11 from Grindstone to Medway. Numerous homes, camps and campgrounds inundated. Flooding akin to April 1923.
15 State Route 11 flooded and impassable. Homes/camps inundated.
13 State Route 11 flooded in places. Homes and camps threatened.
12 State Route 11 gets water across the road, but passable.
11 River rising with minor lowland flooding.
(1) Gage House

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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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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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