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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Saco River at West Buxton are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - near Conway Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 40
Moderate Flood Flow: 35
Flood Flow: 27
Action Flow: 20
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 58,200 cfs on 03/22/1936
(2) 38,400 cfs on 04/03/1987
(3) 30,959 cfs on 06/18/1998
(4) 28,600 cfs on 05/02/1923
(5) 25,900 cfs on 05/06/1940
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21,956 cfs on 05/05/2023
(2) 30,959 cfs on 06/18/1998
(3) 38,400 cfs on 04/03/1987
(4) 25,900 cfs on 05/06/1940
(5) 58,200 cfs on 03/22/1936
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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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61000 Devastating flooding occurs along the Saco River from West Buxton to Saco. This flood is the equivalent to the FEMA 0.2 percent flood level. This is a dangerous and life threatening situation.
44000 Severe flooding occurs from West Buxton to Hollis, notably on River Road near Crocket Brook. Several homes are isolated for an extended duration. This flood is around the FEMA 1 percent flood level. This is a very dangerous situation.
36900 Moderate flooding occurs on River Road in West Buxton. Minor flooding occurs on Water Street in Saco.
31000 Minor flooding occurs on Irving Street and in Diamond Park in Saco.
27000 Minor flooding begins along Route 112 in West Buxton.
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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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