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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Saco River near Conway are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at West Buxton
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.03 ft on 03/07/1979
(2) 17.23 ft on 08/29/2011
(3) 17.20 ft on 03/27/1953
(4) 17.04 ft on 04/01/1987
(5) 16.45 ft on 03/19/1936
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.04 ft on 10/30/2017
(2) 9.60 ft on 07/02/2017
(3) 13.13 ft on 04/16/2014
(4) 10.59 ft on 10/30/2012
(5) 10.78 ft on 06/03/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.61 ft on 03/16/1932
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17 In Conway, Hillside Avenue, Washington Street, and East Side Drive flood. Water rises to just below the covered bridge on East Side Road. All of Transvale Acres to West Side Road floods. Flood waters 10 to 12 feet deep at Beach and Eastern Slope camping areas.
13 Flooding occurs on West Side Road and River Road.
12 Much of Transvale Acres floods from Moat Brook Bridge east to the Saco River. Up to 80 percent of the Saco River Camping area floods up to a depth of 2.5 feet.
11 Flood waters 2 to 3 feet deep at Beach and Eastern Slope camping areas. One third of Saco River Camping area floods to a depth of 6 to 18 inches.
10 Flood waters 1 to 2 feet deep in sections of Beach and Eastern Slope Camping areas.
9.5 In Transvale Acres, Moat Brook Bridge and the lower part of E. Road flood.
9 Water rises up to 1 feet deep in Beach and Eastern Slope camping areas.
8 Water starts to enter Transvale Acres in Conway.
7.5 Water starts to enter Beach and Eastern Slope camping area in Conway.

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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)
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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