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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Kennebec River at Skowhegan are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 125
Moderate Flood Flow: 100
Flood Flow: 35
Action Flow: 25
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 240,000 cfs on 04/01/1987
(2) 133,500 cfs on 03/20/1936
(3) 123,000 cfs on 12/22/1973
(4) 110,000 cfs on 04/28/1979
(5) 99,300 cfs on 12/28/1969
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 36,956 cfs on 06/19/2023
(2) 38,000 cfs on 05/03/2023
(3) 76,000 cfs on 05/02/2023
(4) 59,742 cfs on 12/26/2020
(5) 45,833 cfs on 12/02/2020
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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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240000 River Street in Skowhegan floods to a depth of 1 foot. The Margaret Chase Smith bridge in Skowhegan floods.
80000 East River Road floods to a depth of 1 to 2 feet.
60000 East River Road starts to flood.
35000 Flooding begins at campgrounds in Skowhegan.
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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 72 hours.

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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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