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Roanoke River at Salem Pump Station Stage (ft)Observed: 0.8 ft at 1:46AM Apr 21, 2017Observed: 0.8 ft at 7:46AM Apr 21, 2017Observed: 0.7 ft at 1:46PM Apr 21, 2017Observed: 0.8 ft at 7:46PM Apr 21, 2017Observed: 0.9 ft at 1:46AM Apr 22, 2017Observed: 0.9 ft at 7:46AM Apr 22, 2017Observed: 0.9 ft at 1:46PM Apr 22, 2017Observed: 1 ft at 7:46PM Apr 22, 2017Observed: 1.1 ft at 1:46AM Apr 23, 2017Observed: 1.2 ft at 7:46AM Apr 23, 2017Observed: 1.3 ft at 1:46PM Apr 23, 2017Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:46PM Apr 23, 2017Observed: 1.8 ft at 11:22PM Apr 23, 2017Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:46AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 2.4 ft at 1:46AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:22AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 3 ft at 4:40AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 3.3 ft at 5:40AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 3.6 ft at 6:28AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 4 ft at 7:04AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 4.3 ft at 7:37AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 7:46AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:13AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 5 ft at 8:43AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:16AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 5.6 ft at 9:49AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 5.9 ft at 10:28AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 6.3 ft at 11:10AM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 6.6 ft at 12:04PM Apr 24, 2017Highest Observation: 6.9 ft at 1:37PM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 6.8 ft at 1:46PM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 6.5 ft at 6:10PM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 6.3 ft at 7:46PM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 5.9 ft at 10:22PM Apr 24, 2017Observed: 5.6 ft at 12:28AM Apr 25, 2017Observed: 5.5 ft at 1:46AM Apr 25, 2017Observed: 5.7 ft at 7:46AM Apr 25, 2017Observed: 5.9 ft at 1:46PM Apr 25, 2017Observed: 5.6 ft at 3:55PM Apr 25, 2017Observed: 5.3 ft at 6:40PM Apr 25, 2017Observed: 5.2 ft at 7:46PM Apr 25, 2017Observed: 4.9 ft at 9:52PM Apr 25, 2017Observed: 4.6 ft at 12:28AM Apr 26, 2017Observed: 4.4 ft at 1:46AM Apr 26, 2017Observed: 4.1 ft at 4:28AM Apr 26, 2017Observed: 3.6 ft at 11:31AM Apr 26, 2017Observed: 3.3 ft at 1:46PM Apr 26, 2017Observed: 3.2 ft at 7:46PM Apr 26, 2017Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:37AM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:46AM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 2.5 ft at 1:46PM Apr 27, 2017SPSV2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (8:15PM Apr 27, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.5 ft at 1:46 PM EDT 27-Apr-2017. Flood Stage is 7 ft
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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 04/22/1992
(5) 13.80 ft on 09/30/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.50 ft on 01/23/2017
(2) 7.60 ft on 02/04/2016
(3) 7.00 ft on 10/04/2015
(4) 13.80 ft on 09/30/2015
(5) 7.00 ft on 03/05/2015
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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.
7.5 Flooding pccurs along portions of West and East Riverside Drives in Salem.
7 Mill Lane bridge in Salem is closed due to flooding.
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Latitude: 37.286667° N, Longitude: 80.075278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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