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Roanoke River at Salem Pump Station Stage (ft)Observed: 2 ft at 8:35AM Jul 22, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 2:35PM Jul 22, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 8:35PM Jul 22, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 2:35AM Jul 23, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 1:38PM Jul 23, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 2:35PM Jul 23, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 4:56PM Jul 23, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 5:35PM Jul 23, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 8:35AM Jul 25, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:29PM Jul 25, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 6:56PM Jul 25, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:35AM Jul 26, 2015Observed: 2.2 ft at 8:35AM Jul 26, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 2:02PM Jul 26, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:35PM Jul 26, 2015Observed: 2.2 ft at 8:35PM Jul 26, 2015Observed: 2.2 ft at 2:35AM Jul 27, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 2:59AM Jul 27, 2015Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:35AM Jul 27, 2015Highest Observation: 2.5 ft at 4:41AM Jul 27, 2015Observed: 1.8 ft at 4:47AM Jul 27, 2015Observed: 2.4 ft at 5:02AM Jul 27, 2015Observed: 1.8 ft at 5:08AM Jul 27, 2015Observed: 2.4 ft at 5:23AM Jul 27, 2015Observed: 1.8 ft at 5:29AM Jul 27, 2015Observed: 2.4 ft at 5:47AM Jul 27, 2015Observed: 1.9 ft at 5:50AM Jul 27, 2015Highest Observation: 2.5 ft at 6:11AM Jul 27, 2015Observed: 1.9 ft at 6:14AM Jul 27, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 7:53AM Jul 27, 2015Observed: 2.2 ft at 8:35AM Jul 27, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:35PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 2:35AM Jul 29, 2015SPSV2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (5:19AM Jul 29, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.1 ft at 2:35 AM EDT 29-Jul-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) 7.00 ft on 03/05/2015
(2) 6.40 ft on 02/21/2014
(3) 9.90 ft on 07/04/2013
(4) 7.10 ft on 05/07/2013
(5) 12.20 ft on 01/31/2013 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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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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