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Meherrin River at Emporia Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 5.31 ft at 5:00AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.2 ft at 5:15AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 5:30AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.08 ft at 5:45AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.19 ft at 6:00AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.36 ft at 6:15AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.52 ft at 6:30AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.71 ft at 6:45AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.86 ft at 7:00AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.97 ft at 7:15AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.06 ft at 7:30AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.14 ft at 7:45AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.15 ft at 8:00AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.17 ft at 8:15AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.2 ft at 8:30AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.22 ft at 8:45AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.23 ft at 9:00AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.23 ft at 9:15AM Apr 23, 2015Highest Observation: 6.24 ft at 9:30AM Apr 23, 2015Highest Observation: 6.24 ft at 9:45AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.23 ft at 10:00AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.23 ft at 10:15AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.22 ft at 10:30AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.22 ft at 10:45AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.2 ft at 11:00AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.18 ft at 11:15AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.17 ft at 11:30AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.15 ft at 11:45AM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:00PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.06 ft at 12:15PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 6.02 ft at 12:30PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.98 ft at 12:45PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.94 ft at 1:00PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.91 ft at 1:15PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.88 ft at 1:30PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.85 ft at 1:45PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.82 ft at 2:00PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.8 ft at 2:15PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.77 ft at 2:30PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.75 ft at 2:45PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.73 ft at 3:00PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.71 ft at 3:15PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.7 ft at 3:30PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.68 ft at 3:45PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.67 ft at 4:00PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.65 ft at 4:15PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.64 ft at 4:30PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.63 ft at 4:45PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.63 ft at 5:00PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.64 ft at 5:15PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.64 ft at 5:30PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.64 ft at 5:45PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.64 ft at 6:00PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.64 ft at 6:15PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.64 ft at 6:30PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.64 ft at 6:45PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.63 ft at 7:00PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.63 ft at 7:15PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.63 ft at 7:30PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.62 ft at 7:45PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.59 ft at 8:00PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.55 ft at 8:15PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.53 ft at 8:30PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.5 ft at 8:45PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.4 ft at 9:00PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.34 ft at 9:15PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.29 ft at 9:30PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.26 ft at 9:45PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.25 ft at 10:00PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.24 ft at 10:15PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.23 ft at 10:30PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.21 ft at 10:45PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.23 ft at 11:00PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.25 ft at 11:15PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.27 ft at 11:30PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.28 ft at 11:45PM Apr 23, 2015Observed: 5.29 ft at 12:00AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.29 ft at 12:15AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.3 ft at 12:30AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.31 ft at 12:45AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.32 ft at 1:00AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.34 ft at 1:15AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.35 ft at 1:30AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.36 ft at 1:45AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:00AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.39 ft at 2:15AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.4 ft at 2:30AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.4 ft at 2:45AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.4 ft at 3:00AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.41 ft at 3:15AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.41 ft at 3:30AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.41 ft at 3:45AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.4 ft at 4:00AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.39 ft at 4:15AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.39 ft at 4:30AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:45AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.35 ft at 5:00AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.33 ft at 5:15AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.31 ft at 5:30AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.29 ft at 5:45AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.28 ft at 6:00AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.27 ft at 6:15AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.25 ft at 6:30AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.24 ft at 6:45AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.21 ft at 7:00AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.19 ft at 7:15AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.17 ft at 7:30AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 7:45AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 8:00AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 8:15AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 8:30AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 8:45AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 9:00AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 9:15AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.16 ft at 9:30AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.17 ft at 9:45AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.18 ft at 10:00AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.19 ft at 10:15AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.2 ft at 10:30AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.21 ft at 10:45AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.21 ft at 11:00AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.21 ft at 11:15AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.21 ft at 11:30AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.21 ft at 11:45AM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.2 ft at 12:00PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.19 ft at 12:15PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.18 ft at 12:30PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.18 ft at 12:45PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.17 ft at 1:00PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.16 ft at 1:15PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.16 ft at 1:30PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 1:45PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 2:00PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 2:15PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 2:30PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 2:45PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:00PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:15PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 3:30PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 3:45PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 4:00PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:15PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:30PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.91 ft at 4:45PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:00PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:15PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:30PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:45PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:00PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:15PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 6:30PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:45PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.07 ft at 7:00PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 7:15PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 7:30PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 7:45PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 8:00PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 8:15PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 8:30PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 8:45PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 9:00PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 9:15PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:30PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:45PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:00PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:15PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:30PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:45PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:00PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.9 ft at 11:15PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.88 ft at 11:30PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.86 ft at 11:45PM Apr 24, 2015Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:00AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:15AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:30AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:45AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.86 ft at 1:00AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.86 ft at 1:15AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.86 ft at 1:30AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.85 ft at 1:45AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.88 ft at 2:00AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.91 ft at 2:15AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:30AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:45AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 3:00AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:15AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 3:30AM Apr 25, 2015Forecast: 4.5 ft 8:00AM Apr 25, 2015Forecast: 4.5 ft 2:00PM Apr 25, 2015Forecast: 4.4 ft 8:00PM Apr 25, 2015Forecast: 4.5 ft 2:00AM Apr 26, 2015Forecast: 4.6 ft 8:00AM Apr 26, 2015Forecast: 4.7 ft 2:00PM Apr 26, 2015Forecast: 4.8 ft 8:00PM Apr 26, 2015Highest Forecast: 4.9 ft 2:00AM Apr 27, 2015Highest Forecast: 4.9 ft 8:00AM Apr 27, 2015Highest Forecast: 4.9 ft 2:00PM Apr 27, 2015Highest Forecast: 4.9 ft 8:00PM Apr 27, 2015Forecast: 4.8 ft 2:00AM Apr 28, 2015Forecast: 4.8 ft 8:00AM Apr 28, 2015Forecast: 4.7 ft 2:00PM Apr 28, 2015Forecast: 4.7 ft 8:00PM Apr 28, 2015Forecast: 4.7 ft 2:00AM Apr 29, 2015Forecast: 4.7 ft 8:00AM Apr 29, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesEPOV2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:45AM Apr 25, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 8:45AM Apr 24)Latest observed value: 4.99 ft at 3:30 AM EDT 25-Apr-2015. Flood Stage is 23 ft
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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): 0

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) 23.26 ft on 05/18/2014
(2) 16.92 ft on 06/08/2013
(3) 20.81 ft on 01/18/2013
(4) 14.35 ft on 09/08/2011
(5) 15.21 ft on 10/02/2010
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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
25.4 10-year flood stage.
24 Some residential areas threatened. Portions of Center Street flooded.
23.7 5-year flood stage.
23 Flood waters infiltrate sewer system.
20.9 Height of 2 year flood.
13 Cautionary stage. Water begins to overflow banks.
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Latitude: 36.690000° N, Longitude: 77.540833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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NWS stage 0 ft 23 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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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
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