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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Schuylkill River at Norristown are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.85 ft on 09/02/2021
(2) 25.10 ft on 06/23/1972
(3) 22.00 ft on 09/17/1999
(4) 21.00 ft on 08/24/1933
(5) 20.81 ft on 05/01/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.66 ft on 04/08/2022
(2) 26.85 ft on 09/02/2021
(3) 14.52 ft on 12/25/2020
(4) 13.80 ft on 12/01/2020
(5) 20.55 ft on 08/05/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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26 Additional Flooding occurs in Bridgeport. Floodwaters extend all the way up to 4th Street. First floors of residential and commercial properties are inundated. The bridges between Norristown and Bridgeport are closed.
24 Flooding begins in Bridgeport.
21 Abrams Road is closed in Upper Merion from Hamlet Circle to the Abrams Yard driveway.
19.1 Flooding occurs along portions of Sterigere St. between Stangridge St. and Harding Blvd. Portions of the PAL building, Band Shell and Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown are flooded. East Washington St. and East Lafayette St. near Sawmill Run in Norristown begins to flood. Dekalb St. train underpass, the sewer treatment facility and the SEPTA R-6 regional railtracks below Ford St. in Norristown are flooded. Businesses and industry at Station Road off of Conshohocken Road in Plymouth Township begins to flood.
19 Flooding occurs at Riverfront Park in Norristown blocking the entrance way. Apartment parking lots are flooded on Dekalb Street in Norristown. Water also begins to enter the parking lots at the Riverside Apartments. Businesses and industry along Dekalb Street and on east Washington Street in Norristown begin to flood. Stoney Creek begins to back up. Saw Mill Run starts to flood. The intersection of Water and Lafayette Streets in Norristown is flooded, affecting businesses.
17 A couple industries along the river begin to have flood problems. Water begins to cover rails in Conshohocken. Septa tracks at Mogees in Plymouth Township begin to flood. Ross Street in Plymouth Township at the Sewer Authority Plant floods under the railroad bridge and bike trail. Flooding also occurs along Diamond Run at Station Road (in Plymouth Township off of Conshohocken Road) due to high and backwater effects.
16 The Upper Merion Boathouse starts to flood.
15 River Road in West Conshohocken begins to flood. The lower garages at the Riverview Landing and the Lofts at Valley Forge start to take on water. The lower section of Port Indian Road in West Norriton becomes impassable.
13 Water begins to cover and close Riverview Boulevard in West Norriton.
12.5 Flooding occurs in West Norriton. The West Indian Lane bridge begins to flood.

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During winter months, cold and ice may result in inaccurate real-time stream stage and streamflow data. Adjustments or deletions of this data can only be done after detailed analysis.
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