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Roanoke River at Salem Pump Station Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 2.2 ft at 1:46AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:46AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:46PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:46PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:46AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:46AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:46PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:46PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:46AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:46AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 1:46PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 7:46PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 1:46AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 1:46PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 7:46PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 1:47AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:47AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 1:47PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:47PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:46AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 7:46AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 1:47PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 7:46PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:47AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 1:44PM Dec 22, 2014SPSV2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (10:34PM Dec 22, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.9 ft at 1:44 PM EST 22-Dec-2014. 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 04/22/1992
(5) 13.50 ft on 09/28/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.40 ft on 02/21/2014
(2) 9.90 ft on 07/04/2013
(3) 7.10 ft on 05/07/2013
(4) 12.20 ft on 01/31/2013 (P)
(5) 7.00 ft on 12/08/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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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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