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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 Rumford are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 24.00 ft on 03/20/1936
(2) 23.22 ft on 04/01/1987
(3) 22.12 ft on 12/19/2023 (P)
(4) 19.18 ft on 04/15/1895
(5) 18.88 ft on 03/27/1953
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.12 ft on 12/19/2023 (P)
(2) 15.76 ft on 05/02/2023
(3) 16.00 ft on 04/21/2019
(4) 16.18 ft on 10/31/2017
(5) 16.69 ft on 04/16/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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25 This is a 500 year flood. Devastating flooding occurs from Bethel to Rumford and Peru.
20.6 This is a 100 year flood. In Mexico, flooding occurs on Riverside Avenue, Dix Avenue, Holman Avenue, Osgood Avenue, Carlton Avenue, and Flood Street. In Rumford, flooding occurs on Propect Avenue, Eaton Hill Road, Front Street, and Sunnyside Terrace. Hundreds of acres of farm fields also flood.
17 Flooding occurs on Carlton and Dix Streets in Mexico.
16 Water flows across Route 2 at Falmouth Street and into Hosmer Field Athletic Complex.
15.5 Water rises to the intersection of Lincoln Avenue (Route 2) and Falmouth Street.
15 Low spots flood along the Swift and Androscoggin Rivers in Mexico and Rumford.
13.7 The ballfield south of Lincoln Avenue (Route 2) in Rumford completely floods.
13.4 Flooding begins at the ballfield south of Lincoln Avenue in Rumford.
13 Flooding begins at Bethel Campgrounds.

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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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