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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Contoocook River at Henniker are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Peterborough Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.30 ft on 09/21/1938
(2) 14.54 ft on 04/17/2007
(3) 13.75 ft on 10/16/2005
(4) 13.48 ft on 05/15/2006
(5) 13.32 ft on 04/03/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.36 ft on 07/11/2023 (P)
(2) 13.25 ft on 03/16/2010
(3) 14.54 ft on 04/17/2007
(4) 13.48 ft on 05/15/2006
(5) 13.75 ft on 10/16/2005
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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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15 In Hillsborough, Henniker Street floods with 3 feet of water and Bear Hill road is impassible.
14 In Hillsborough, Henniker Street floods with 2 feet of water and the High Tide restaurant is inaccessible. In Henniker, Western Avenue floods.
13 In Hillsborough, Bear Hill road floods as well as Henniker Street from High Tide restaurant to Old Henniker Road.
12 In the town of Hillsborough, Hennicker Street and Bear Hill Road flood. In Henniker, flood waters encroach on parts of Western Avenue.
10 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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