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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Piscataquis River at Medford 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: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.80 ft on 05/01/1923
(2) 18.65 ft on 04/01/1987
(3) 15.58 ft on 11/04/1966
(4) 15.07 ft on 03/20/1936
(5) 14.17 ft on 04/29/1979
(6) 13.48 ft on 12/22/1973
(7) 13.31 ft on 05/01/2008
(8) 13.20 ft on 05/04/1929
(9) 13.06 ft on 03/28/1953
(10) 12.76 ft on 04/14/1940
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.69 ft on 12/02/2020
(2) 10.05 ft on 04/21/2019
(3) 12.33 ft on 04/17/2014
(4) 11.96 ft on 12/14/2010
(5) 13.31 ft on 05/01/2008
(6) 18.65 ft on 04/01/1987
(7) 14.17 ft on 04/29/1979
(8) 13.48 ft on 12/22/1973
(9) 15.58 ft on 11/04/1966
(10) 13.06 ft on 03/28/1953
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.10 ft on 09/20/2001
(2) 1.14 ft on 10/05/2016
(3) 1.16 ft on 08/24/2010
(4) 1.18 ft on 09/28/2020
(5) 1.21 ft on 09/01/2021
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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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18 Record flooding similar to 1987. Widespread flooding of North Howland Road, Maxfield Road and River Road between Medford and Howland. Significant impacts to homes and structures between Medford and Howland. Significant backwater flooding of the Pleasant River, additionally small streams and creeks will experience backwater flooding downstream to Howland.
16 North Howland Road, Maxfield Road, River Road flooded in several locations between Medford to Howland with homes threatened.
13 Minor lowland flooding occurs along the Medford Road between Alder Brook to Robin Hollow Drive. Minor flooding along the lowland areas from Trestle Road Bridge downstream to Maxfield townline. Minor flooding along River Road and North Howland Road to I-95 Bridge in Maxfield to Howland.
12 River approaches bankfull.
(1) Cable Basket
(2) Benchmark Tablet
(3) Gage House and Cableway
(4) Gage House and Cableway
(5) Looking Downstream
(6) Looking Upstream

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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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