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Meherrin River at Emporia Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Observation: 2.79 ft at 10:00AM Dec 16, 2017Highest Observation: 2.79 ft at 10:15AM Dec 16, 2017Highest Observation: 2.79 ft at 10:30AM Dec 16, 2017Highest Observation: 2.79 ft at 10:45AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:00AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:15AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:30AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:45AM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:15PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:30PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:45PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:15PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:30PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:45PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:15PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:30PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:45PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 3:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 3:15PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 3:30PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 3:45PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:15PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:30PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:45PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 5:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 5:15PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 5:30PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 5:45PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:15PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:30PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:45PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 7:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 7:15PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 7:30PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 7:45PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 8:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 8:15PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 8:30PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 8:45PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:15PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:30PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:45PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:15PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:30PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:45PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:00PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:15PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:30PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:45PM Dec 16, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:15AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:30AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:45AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:15AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:30AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:45AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 2:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 2:15AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 2:30AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 2:45AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 3:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 3:15AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 3:30AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 3:45AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 4:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 4:15AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 4:30AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 4:45AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:15AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:30AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:45AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:15AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:30AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:45AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:15AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:30AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:45AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:15AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 8:30AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 8:45AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:15AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:30AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:45AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 10:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 10:15AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 10:30AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 10:45AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 11:00AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 11:15AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 11:30AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 11:45AM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 12:00PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 12:15PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 12:30PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 12:45PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:00PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:15PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:30PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:45PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 2:00PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 2:15PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 2:30PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 2:45PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 3:00PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 3:15PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.76 ft at 3:30PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:45PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.55 ft at 4:00PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.48 ft at 4:15PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.41 ft at 4:30PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.39 ft at 4:45PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.39 ft at 5:00PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.39 ft at 5:15PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.39 ft at 5:30PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.38 ft at 5:45PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.38 ft at 6:00PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.37 ft at 6:15PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.36 ft at 6:30PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.36 ft at 6:45PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.36 ft at 7:00PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.36 ft at 7:15PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.36 ft at 7:30PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.35 ft at 7:45PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.35 ft at 8:00PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.35 ft at 8:15PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.35 ft at 8:30PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 8:45PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 9:00PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 9:15PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 9:30PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 9:45PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 10:00PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 10:15PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 10:30PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 10:45PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 11:00PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 11:15PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 11:30PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 11:45PM Dec 17, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 12:00AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 12:15AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 12:30AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 12:45AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 1:00AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 1:15AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 1:30AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 1:45AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 2:00AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 2:15AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 2:30AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 2:45AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 3:00AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 3:15AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 3:30AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 3:45AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 4:00AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 4:15AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 4:30AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 4:45AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 5:00AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 5:15AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 5:30AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 5:45AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 6:00AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 6:15AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 6:30AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 6:45AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 7:00AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 7:15AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 7:30AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 7:45AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 8:00AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 8:15AM Dec 18, 2017Observed: 2.35 ft at 8:30AM Dec 18, 2017Highest Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00PM Dec 18, 2017Highest Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00PM Dec 18, 2017Highest Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00AM Dec 19, 2017Highest Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00AM Dec 19, 2017Highest Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00PM Dec 19, 2017Highest Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00PM Dec 19, 2017Highest Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00AM Dec 20, 2017Highest Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00AM Dec 20, 2017Highest Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00PM Dec 20, 2017Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00PM Dec 20, 2017Forecast: 2.6 ft 1:00AM Dec 21, 2017Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00AM Dec 21, 2017Forecast: 2.6 ft 1:00PM Dec 21, 2017Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00PM Dec 21, 2017Forecast: 2.6 ft 1:00AM Dec 22, 2017Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00AM Dec 22, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesEPOV2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:45AM Dec 18, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 10:17AM Dec 17)Latest observed value: 2.35 ft at 8:30 AM EST 18-Dec-2017. Flood Stage is 23 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Gauge reading affected by reservoir operations.

NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Meherrin River at Emporia are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 31.50 ft on 08/17/1940
(2) 28.00 ft on 08/28/1908
(3) 27.38 ft on 10/08/1972
(4) 26.62 ft on 04/29/1978
(5) 26.59 ft on 10/26/1971
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.72 ft on 10/11/2016
(2) 23.36 ft on 12/26/2015
(3) 23.26 ft on 05/18/2014
(4) 16.92 ft on 06/08/2013
(5) 20.81 ft on 01/18/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.13 ft on 07/17/2002
(2) 1.30 ft on 08/30/2007

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36.1 River stage sensor operating limit
34 Water begins to flow across the Hicksford Ave Bridge.
33.5 Water reaches the intersection of Center St and High St.
30 Water reaches the entrance to Meherrin River Park along Hicksford Ave.
25 Homes on Center St between Cleveland Ave and Monroe St are inundated.  Homes along Meherrin Park Rd begin to flood and the ball fields in the EGRA park are flooded.
24 Portions of Center St begin to flood and some residential areas are threatened.
23 Flood waters infiltrate sewer system. The parking lot next to the ball fields in EGRA Park begins to flood.
20 Water reaches the top of the boat ramp in the Meherrin River Park/EGRA Park.
19 Water covers the walking bridge in the Meherrin River Park.
16 Meherrin River Park and Veterans Memorial Park are closed to public access.
15 Water begins to cover portions of the walking trail in the Meherrin River Park.
13 Cautionary stage. Water begins to overflow the banks in the Meherrin River Park.
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Latitude: 36.690000° N, Longitude: 77.540833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 23 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 67.17 ft 90.17 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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