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Roanoke River at Salem Pump Station Stage (ft)Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:40PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:40PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:39AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:39AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 1:39PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 7:40PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:40AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:40AM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:40PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:40PM Mar 01, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 1:39AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:39AM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 2.2 ft at 1:39PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 2.4 ft at 5:12PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 7:07PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:39PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:40PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:33PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 3.1 ft at 10:04PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 3.3 ft at 11:52PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 3.4 ft at 1:40AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 3.2 ft at 7:40AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 3.1 ft at 1:40PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 7:40PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 1:40AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 7:38AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:02AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 3.4 ft at 12:49PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 4.6 ft at 5:24PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 4.8 ft at 6:51PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 4.8 ft at 6:52PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 1:40AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 5.2 ft at 7:07AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 5.4 ft at 9:50AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 5.8 ft at 12:26PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.2 ft at 1:37PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.4 ft at 2:13PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.6 ft at 3:02PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.8 ft at 3:52PM Mar 05, 2015Highest Observation: 7 ft at 5:37PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.8 ft at 11:10PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.6 ft at 1:19AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 1:40AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 6.3 ft at 2:40AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 6.1 ft at 3:43AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 5.9 ft at 4:46AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 5.7 ft at 6:07AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 5.5 ft at 7:40AM Mar 06, 2015SPSV2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (9:04AM Mar 6, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.5 ft at 7:40 AM EST 6-Mar-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 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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