NOAA Tide Gauges
The links below will provide access to real-time and historical data for NOAA's tide gauges near Gloucester. Typically these tide gauges will range between zero to three feet for day-to-day tidal fluctuations. Major storm events will drive the water levels above three feet. Explore NOAA's Tides and Currents website to learn more about tide gauges and the immense amount of data collected for public use.
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While precipitation can significantly contribute to flooding in the area, tide levels greatly contribute to flooding in coastal counties such as Gloucester, pushing more water into the area and preventing rain water from draining away.
Tracking Water Levels
Water levels and flood conditions can be tracked via several relevant tide gages and resources. Tracking water levels can not only provide historical benchmarks of flood events, but also help predict rising water levels during flood events as well.