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Roanoke River at Salem Pump Station Stage (ft)Observed: 2.4 ft at 7:33PM Nov 18, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 11:56PM Nov 18, 2015Observed: 3.1 ft at 1:33AM Nov 19, 2015Highest Observation: 8 ft at 11:19AM Nov 19, 2015Observed: 7.8 ft at 11:55AM Nov 19, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:50AM Nov 20, 2015Observed: 4.9 ft at 6:20AM Nov 20, 2015Observed: 4.8 ft at 7:50AM Nov 20, 2015Observed: 4.6 ft at 10:19AM Nov 20, 2015Observed: 4.4 ft at 1:49PM Nov 20, 2015Observed: 4 ft at 12:49AM Nov 21, 2015Observed: 4 ft at 1:48AM Nov 21, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 7:48AM Nov 21, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 1:48PM Nov 21, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 7:48PM Nov 21, 2015Observed: 3.5 ft at 1:48AM Nov 22, 2015Observed: 3.4 ft at 7:48AM Nov 22, 2015Observed: 3.3 ft at 1:48PM Nov 22, 2015Observed: 3.3 ft at 7:48PM Nov 22, 2015Observed: 3.2 ft at 1:48AM Nov 23, 2015Observed: 3.2 ft at 7:48AM Nov 23, 2015Observed: 3.1 ft at 1:48PM Nov 23, 2015Observed: 3.1 ft at 7:48PM Nov 23, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 1:48AM Nov 24, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 7:48AM Nov 24, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 12:18PM Nov 24, 2015Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:48PM Nov 24, 2015Observed: 2.9 ft at 7:49PM Nov 24, 2015Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:48AM Nov 25, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:48AM Nov 25, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 1:49PM Nov 25, 2015SPSV2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (7:06PM Nov 25, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.8 ft at 1:49 PM EST 25-Nov-2015. Flood Stage is 7 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Roanoke River at Salem Pump Station. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 20.50 ft on 11/04/1985
(2) 15.30 ft on 06/21/1972
(3) 14.00 ft on 02/23/2003
(4) 13.80 ft on 09/30/2015
(5) 13.80 ft on 04/22/1992
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.00 ft on 10/04/2015
(2) 13.80 ft on 09/30/2015
(3) 7.00 ft on 03/05/2015
(4) 6.40 ft on 02/21/2014
(5) 9.90 ft on 07/04/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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11 Water near top of berm at Riverwalk apartments in Salem.
8 Mill Lane bridge is completely overtopped.
7.6 Mill Lane bridge in Salem starts to flood.
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Latitude: 37.286667° N, Longitude: 80.075278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 7 ft  
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