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Roanoke River at Salem Pump Station Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 2.8 ft at 7:25AM Mar 19, 2017Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:25PM Mar 19, 2017Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:25PM Mar 19, 2017Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:25AM Mar 20, 2017Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:25AM Mar 20, 2017Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:25PM Mar 20, 2017Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:25PM Mar 20, 2017Highest Observation: 2.8 ft at 1:25AM Mar 21, 2017Highest Observation: 2.8 ft at 7:25AM Mar 21, 2017Observed: 0.6 ft at 7:47PM Mar 25, 2017Observed: 0.6 ft at 1:47AM Mar 26, 2017SPSV2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (5:04AM Mar 26, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.6 ft at 1:47 AM EDT 26-Mar-2017. 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) 13.80 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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NWS stage 0 ft 7 ft  
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