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South Fork Catawba River at Lowell Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.02 ft at 3:15AM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.01 ft at 3:30AM May 28, 2017Observed: 3 ft at 3:45AM May 28, 2017Observed: 3 ft at 4:00AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.99 ft at 4:15AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.98 ft at 4:30AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.97 ft at 4:45AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.97 ft at 5:00AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.96 ft at 5:15AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.95 ft at 5:30AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.95 ft at 5:45AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.94 ft at 6:00AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.94 ft at 6:15AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:30AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:45AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.92 ft at 7:00AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.92 ft at 7:15AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.92 ft at 7:30AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.92 ft at 7:45AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.91 ft at 8:00AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.91 ft at 8:15AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.91 ft at 8:30AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.91 ft at 8:45AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.92 ft at 9:00AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.91 ft at 9:15AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.91 ft at 9:30AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.9 ft at 9:45AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.9 ft at 10:00AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.9 ft at 10:15AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.9 ft at 10:30AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.9 ft at 10:45AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 11:00AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 11:15AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 11:30AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 11:45AM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:00PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 12:15PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:30PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 12:45PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 1:00PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 1:15PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 1:30PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 1:45PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 2:00PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 2:15PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 2:30PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 2:45PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:00PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:15PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:30PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:45PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 4:00PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:15PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 4:30PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 4:45PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:00PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:15PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:30PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:45PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 6:00PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 6:15PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.89 ft at 6:30PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.9 ft at 6:45PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.91 ft at 7:00PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.92 ft at 7:15PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.93 ft at 7:30PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.94 ft at 7:45PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.95 ft at 8:00PM May 28, 2017Observed: 2.98 ft at 8:15PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.01 ft at 8:30PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.04 ft at 8:45PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.07 ft at 9:00PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.09 ft at 9:15PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.11 ft at 9:30PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.14 ft at 9:45PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.16 ft at 10:00PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.18 ft at 10:15PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.2 ft at 10:30PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.21 ft at 10:45PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.22 ft at 11:00PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.23 ft at 11:15PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.24 ft at 11:30PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.24 ft at 11:45PM May 28, 2017Observed: 3.25 ft at 12:00AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.25 ft at 12:15AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.26 ft at 12:30AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.26 ft at 12:45AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.27 ft at 1:00AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.27 ft at 1:15AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.28 ft at 1:30AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.28 ft at 1:45AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.29 ft at 2:00AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.29 ft at 2:15AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.29 ft at 2:30AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.29 ft at 2:45AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.29 ft at 3:00AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.29 ft at 3:15AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.29 ft at 3:30AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.29 ft at 3:45AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.28 ft at 4:00AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.28 ft at 4:15AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.27 ft at 4:30AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.27 ft at 4:45AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.26 ft at 5:00AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.26 ft at 5:15AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.25 ft at 5:30AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.25 ft at 5:45AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.25 ft at 6:00AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.24 ft at 6:15AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.24 ft at 6:30AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.24 ft at 6:45AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.25 ft at 7:00AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.25 ft at 7:15AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.25 ft at 7:30AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.26 ft at 7:45AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.27 ft at 8:00AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.28 ft at 8:15AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.29 ft at 8:30AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.3 ft at 8:45AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.32 ft at 9:00AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.33 ft at 9:15AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.35 ft at 9:30AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.37 ft at 9:45AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.38 ft at 10:00AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.4 ft at 10:15AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.41 ft at 10:30AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.43 ft at 10:45AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.44 ft at 11:00AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.44 ft at 11:15AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.46 ft at 11:30AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.46 ft at 11:45AM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.47 ft at 12:00PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.47 ft at 12:15PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.48 ft at 12:30PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.47 ft at 12:45PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.48 ft at 1:00PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.47 ft at 1:15PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.47 ft at 1:30PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.47 ft at 1:45PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.47 ft at 2:00PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.47 ft at 2:15PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.46 ft at 2:30PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.46 ft at 2:45PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.45 ft at 3:00PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.45 ft at 3:15PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.44 ft at 3:30PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.44 ft at 3:45PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.43 ft at 4:00PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.42 ft at 4:15PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.41 ft at 4:30PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.4 ft at 4:45PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.4 ft at 5:00PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.39 ft at 5:15PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.38 ft at 5:30PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.38 ft at 5:45PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.38 ft at 6:00PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:15PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.37 ft at 6:30PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.37 ft at 6:45PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.4 ft at 7:00PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.41 ft at 7:15PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.42 ft at 7:30PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.43 ft at 7:45PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.43 ft at 8:00PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.43 ft at 8:15PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.43 ft at 8:30PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.44 ft at 8:45PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.45 ft at 9:00PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.47 ft at 9:15PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.5 ft at 9:30PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.53 ft at 9:45PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.57 ft at 10:00PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.6 ft at 10:15PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.63 ft at 10:30PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:45PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.7 ft at 11:00PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.73 ft at 11:15PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.75 ft at 11:30PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.78 ft at 11:45PM May 29, 2017Observed: 3.81 ft at 12:00AM May 30, 2017Observed: 3.83 ft at 12:15AM May 30, 2017Observed: 3.85 ft at 12:30AM May 30, 2017Observed: 3.87 ft at 12:45AM May 30, 2017Observed: 3.89 ft at 1:00AM May 30, 2017Observed: 3.9 ft at 1:15AM May 30, 2017Observed: 3.91 ft at 1:30AM May 30, 2017Observed: 3.92 ft at 1:45AM May 30, 2017Observed: 3.92 ft at 2:00AM May 30, 2017Highest Observation: 3.93 ft at 2:15AM May 30, 2017Highest Forecast: 3.2 ft 8:00AM May 30, 2017Forecast: 3.1 ft 2:00PM May 30, 2017Forecast: 3.1 ft 8:00PM May 30, 2017Forecast: 3 ft 2:00AM May 31, 2017Forecast: 3 ft 8:00AM May 31, 2017Forecast: 2.9 ft 2:00PM May 31, 2017Forecast: 2.9 ft 8:00PM May 31, 2017Forecast: 2.9 ft 2:00AM Jun 01, 2017Forecast: 2.9 ft 8:00AM Jun 01, 2017Forecast: 2.8 ft 2:00PM Jun 01, 2017Forecast: 2.8 ft 8:00PM Jun 01, 2017Forecast: 2.8 ft 2:00AM Jun 02, 2017Forecast: 2.8 ft 8:00AM Jun 02, 2017Forecast: 2.8 ft 2:00PM Jun 02, 2017Forecast: 2.8 ft 8:00PM Jun 02, 2017Forecast: 2.8 ft 2:00AM Jun 03, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLOWN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:04AM May 30, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 9:27AM May 29)Latest observed value: 3.93 ft at 2:15 AM EDT 30-May-2017. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

Reliability of the Forecast: Forecast data shown here are guidance values only. Please refer to your local NWS office.

NOTE: Forecasts for the South Fork Catawba River at Lowell are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 21.33 ft on 08/15/1940
(2) 17.50 ft on 07/29/2013
(3) 17.38 ft on 08/11/1970
(4) 16.98 ft on 09/19/1945
(5) 15.88 ft on 03/21/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 3.10 ft on 10/08/2016
(2) 12.39 ft on 12/31/2015
(3) 9.13 ft on 12/29/2015
(4) 9.79 ft on 12/24/2015
(5) 9.97 ft on 04/20/2015 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.60 ft on 08/22/1988
(2) 0.70 ft on 08/15/2002
(3) 0.80 ft on 07/17/1986
(4) 1.18 ft on 08/17/1953
(5) 1.19 ft on 06/18/2008
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17 Major flooding of the town of Cramerton is ongoing.
16.5 Major Flooding continues. Several roads adjacent to the South Fork Catawba River in Cramerton and McAdenville will be inundated. Significant flooding of homes and businesses along the river may be ongoing. Additionally, floodwaters may be inundating parts of Lakeview Dr. in McAdenville and and Catawba Run in Lowell. Floodwaters may be impacting the Willow Rd. water treatment plant in McAdenville.
15.5 Major Flood Stage. South Fork Catawba River floodwaters may be inundating the Cramerton Fire Department, Cramerton Drug Store, South Fork Masonic Lodge, and adjacent homes and businesses along 8th Ave. and N. Main St. Floodwaters may be approaching the Cramerton Police Department. Flooding of Duharts Creek may be impacting adjacent sections of Mayflower Rd., and Cramer Mountain Rd. may be inundated with several inches of water. Impacts may be similar to those associated with flooding on March 21st, 2003.
14 Moderate Flooding continues. The South Fork Catawba may be flooding several roads in the Cramerton area, including Cramer Mountain Rd. along Duharts Creek, Riverside Dr., 8th Ave. near the South Fork Masonic Lodge and adjacent park, and Greenwood Pl. near Lakewood Park. The Cramerton Fire Department, Cramerton Drug Company, and the South Fork Masonic Lodge may begin to flood. Floodwaters may be approaching the Cramerton Police Department parking lot.
13 Moderate Flood Stage. The South Fork Catawba River may begin inundating the lowest floors and/or crawl spaces of homes along Riverside Dr. between 4th St. and 5th St. in Cramerton. Impacts may be similar to those associated with flooding on October 9th, 2005.
12 Minor Flooding continues. South Fork Catawba River floodwaters may approach the Cramerton Fire Department building at the intersection 8th Ave and 9th St. The parking lot behind the adjacent Cramerton Drug Company may be flooded. Floodwaters may approach one home along Riverside Dr. in Cramerton. Impacts may be similar to those associated with flooding on Febraury 6th, 2010.
11.5 Minor Flooding continues. The South Fork Catawba River may be inundating Riverside Dr. between 5th and 6th Streets in Cramerton with several inches of water. The pumping station at Pharr Yarns in McAdenville may begin to flood. Lakeview Dr. and adjacent parking areas for Pharr Yarns may be inundated with several inches of water.
11 Minor Flood Stage continues. The South Fork Catawba River may begin to flood Riverside Dr. between 5th and 6th Streets in Cramerton. Floodwaters may also approach homes along Catawba Run Rd., near the streamgauge. Hoyle Creek floodwaters, possibly due to backwater effects from the South Fork Catawba River, may begin to impact the Old Willis School Road bridge near Sandcastle Rd. Floodwaters may be inundating parts of Lakeview Dr. and parking areas adjacent to Pharr Yarns in McAdenville.
10 Minor Flood Stage. South Fork Catawba River floodwaters are beginning to inundate Goat Island Park. Floodwaters are approaching Riverside Dr near 5th and 6th Streets in Cramerton. Floodwaters may be approaching Lakeview Dr. adjacent to Pharr Yarns in McAdenville.
9 Action Stage. South Fork Catawba River floodwaters begin to enter Riverside Park in Cramerton.
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Latitude: 35.285278° N, Longitude: 81.101111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 602.28 ft 612.28 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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