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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Androscoggin River at Auburn are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 27.57 ft on 03/20/1936
(2) 23.71 ft on 04/02/1987
(3) 22.84 ft on 03/28/1953
(4) 20.27 ft on 12/20/2023
(5) 17.80 ft on 03/01/1896
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.73 ft on 04/14/2024 (P)
(2) 13.14 ft on 03/08/2024 (P)
(3) 20.27 ft on 12/20/2023
(4) 15.60 ft on 05/02/2023 (P)
(5) 8.82 ft on 11/01/2021
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.40 ft on 09/28/1941
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27.3 This is a 500 year flood which causes devastating flooding in Lewiston and Auburn. Numerous properties damaged.
23.8 This is a 100 year flood. Many roads and structures in Lewiston and Auburn flood.
22 In Lewiston, 3 feet of water covers portions of Lincoln Street as well as River Street at Oxford Street. In Auburn, water rises over the banking behind Rolodrome on Riverside Drive.
20 Center Street in Auburn flooded near North River Road. Flooding of numerous properties off Main Street, Newbury Street, and Riverside Drive in Auburn. In Lewiston, flooded roads include Oxford Street at Cedar Street, River Street at Oxford Street, Nel Court, Tall Pines Drive from North Woods to Strawberry Avenue, Switzerland Road at St. Peter's Cemetery to Gulf Island Avenue, Lincoln Drive and Lincoln Terrace, and River Road at Ferry Road.
18 Water rises up to the foundations of homes on Newbury Street in Auburn. In Lewiston, flooding occurs on Lincoln Street and Tall Pines Drive. North River Road flooded. Water up to Route 108 in Livermore, with extensive flooding on River Road.
17.5 In Lewiston, flooding begins near the intersection of River Road and Ferry Road as well as Switzerland Road near St. Peter's Cemetery.
17 In Lewiston, South River Road floods and Lincoln Street begins to flood. In Auburn, the basement of Roak Block on Main Street floods and water approaches structures on Newbury Street. In Lisbon, flooding occurs on portions of Route 9, Route 196, Ferry Road, and the Maine Central Railroad tracks.
15.5 The parking lot behind Roak Block on Main Street in Auburn floods.
14.8 Route 136 at Stackpole Road in Durham floods to a depth of 1 foot. North River Road in Auburn floods. Water rises up to the retaining wall behind Roak Block on Main Street in Auburn.
13.5 Route 136 at Stackpole Road in Durham begins to flood.
13 Minor lowland flooding begins.
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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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