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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Aroostook River at Washburn are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Masardis Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.14 ft on 04/18/2015
(2) 20.91 ft on 12/24/1973
(3) 19.66 ft on 04/20/2019
(4) 17.80 ft on 04/08/1990
(5) 17.47 ft on 04/12/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.66 ft on 04/20/2019
(2) 14.99 ft on 04/21/2018
(3) 21.14 ft on 04/18/2015
(4) 16.43 ft on 04/07/2009
(5) 16.43 ft on 04/07/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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20 Widespread flooding of Gardner Creek Road, South Wade Road, Parsons Road and State Route 164. Numerous homes and camps inundated. Flooding akin to December 1973.
19.5 Water reaches the bottom of the Castle Hill bridge.
17 Several structures flooded on Gardner Creek Road. Evacuations possible.
15 Flooding on Gardner Creek Road in Washburn and Wade. Minor flooding in Crouseville and along Route 164 near Rum Rapids.
14 Lowland flooding from Washburn downstream.
12 River approaches bankfull.

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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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