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Appomattox River at Farmville Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 6.11 ft at 6:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.11 ft at 6:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.11 ft at 6:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.11 ft at 7:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.11 ft at 7:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.1 ft at 7:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.1 ft at 7:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.09 ft at 8:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.09 ft at 8:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.09 ft at 8:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.08 ft at 8:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.08 ft at 9:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.07 ft at 9:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.07 ft at 9:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.06 ft at 9:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.06 ft at 10:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.06 ft at 10:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.05 ft at 10:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.05 ft at 10:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.05 ft at 11:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 11:15AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 11:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 11:45AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 12:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 12:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 12:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 12:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 1:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 1:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 1:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 1:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 2:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.05 ft at 2:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.05 ft at 2:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.05 ft at 2:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.06 ft at 3:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.06 ft at 3:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.07 ft at 3:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.07 ft at 3:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.08 ft at 4:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.09 ft at 4:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.09 ft at 4:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.09 ft at 4:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.1 ft at 5:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.1 ft at 5:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.11 ft at 5:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.11 ft at 5:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.12 ft at 6:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.12 ft at 6:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.13 ft at 6:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.14 ft at 6:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.15 ft at 7:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.15 ft at 7:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.16 ft at 7:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.17 ft at 7:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.17 ft at 8:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.18 ft at 8:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.19 ft at 8:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.2 ft at 8:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.2 ft at 9:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.21 ft at 9:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.22 ft at 9:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.22 ft at 9:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.23 ft at 10:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.24 ft at 10:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.24 ft at 10:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.25 ft at 10:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.27 ft at 11:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.27 ft at 11:15PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.28 ft at 11:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 11:45PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 6.3 ft at 12:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.31 ft at 12:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.32 ft at 12:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.33 ft at 12:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.33 ft at 1:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.34 ft at 1:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.34 ft at 1:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.36 ft at 1:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.37 ft at 2:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.39 ft at 2:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.4 ft at 2:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.42 ft at 2:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.43 ft at 3:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.44 ft at 3:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.46 ft at 3:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.48 ft at 3:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.49 ft at 4:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.51 ft at 4:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.53 ft at 4:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.58 ft at 5:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.59 ft at 5:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.61 ft at 5:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.62 ft at 5:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.64 ft at 6:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.65 ft at 6:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.67 ft at 6:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.71 ft at 6:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.73 ft at 7:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.74 ft at 7:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.78 ft at 7:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.79 ft at 7:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.81 ft at 8:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.85 ft at 8:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.87 ft at 8:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.92 ft at 8:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.97 ft at 9:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 6.98 ft at 9:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.03 ft at 9:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.05 ft at 9:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.09 ft at 10:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.12 ft at 10:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.16 ft at 10:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.22 ft at 10:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.28 ft at 11:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.34 ft at 11:15AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.38 ft at 11:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.42 ft at 11:45AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.47 ft at 12:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.52 ft at 12:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.56 ft at 12:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.6 ft at 12:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.65 ft at 1:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.69 ft at 1:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.75 ft at 1:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.8 ft at 1:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.85 ft at 2:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.92 ft at 2:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 7.97 ft at 2:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.02 ft at 2:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.08 ft at 3:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.13 ft at 3:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.2 ft at 3:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.27 ft at 3:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.31 ft at 4:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.36 ft at 4:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.41 ft at 4:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.46 ft at 4:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.51 ft at 5:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.55 ft at 5:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.6 ft at 5:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.64 ft at 5:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.68 ft at 6:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.72 ft at 6:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.74 ft at 6:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.78 ft at 6:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.81 ft at 7:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.86 ft at 7:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.88 ft at 7:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.9 ft at 7:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.94 ft at 8:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.96 ft at 8:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 8.98 ft at 8:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.02 ft at 8:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.04 ft at 9:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.06 ft at 9:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.1 ft at 9:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.11 ft at 9:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.13 ft at 10:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.14 ft at 10:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.16 ft at 10:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.18 ft at 10:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.19 ft at 11:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.2 ft at 11:15PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.21 ft at 11:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.23 ft at 11:45PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 9.24 ft at 12:00AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.26 ft at 12:15AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.27 ft at 12:30AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.28 ft at 12:45AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.29 ft at 1:00AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.31 ft at 1:15AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.32 ft at 1:30AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.34 ft at 1:45AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.35 ft at 2:00AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.35 ft at 2:15AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.36 ft at 2:30AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.37 ft at 2:45AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.39 ft at 3:00AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.41 ft at 3:15AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.42 ft at 3:30AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.44 ft at 3:45AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.47 ft at 4:00AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.48 ft at 4:15AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.5 ft at 4:30AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.51 ft at 4:45AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.52 ft at 5:00AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.56 ft at 5:15AM Mar 06, 2015Observed: 9.57 ft at 5:30AM Mar 06, 2015Highest Observation: 9.6 ft at 5:45AM Mar 06, 2015Forecast: 11.4 ft 7:00AM Mar 06, 2015Forecast: 12.5 ft 1:00PM Mar 06, 2015Highest Forecast: 12.9 ft 7:00PM Mar 06, 2015Forecast: 12.5 ft 1:00AM Mar 07, 2015Forecast: 10.9 ft 7:00AM Mar 07, 2015Forecast: 9 ft 1:00PM Mar 07, 2015Forecast: 7.1 ft 7:00PM Mar 07, 2015Forecast: 6.2 ft 1:00AM Mar 08, 2015Forecast: 5.5 ft 8:00AM Mar 08, 2015Forecast: 5.7 ft 2:00PM Mar 08, 2015Forecast: 6 ft 8:00PM Mar 08, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFRMV2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:00AM Mar 6, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 8:26PM Mar 5)Latest observed value: 9.6 ft at 5:45 AM EST 6-Mar-2015. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Appomattox River at Farmville are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 29.70 ft on 06/22/1972
(2) 24.02 ft on 09/07/1996
(3) 23.60 ft on 08/15/1940
(4) 21.79 ft on 02/25/1979
(5) 21.19 ft on 01/26/1978
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.81 ft on 05/17/2014
(2) 17.43 ft on 05/01/2014
(3) 17.00 ft on 07/12/2013
(4) 14.37 ft on 01/17/2013
(5) 13.97 ft on 09/23/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.52 ft on 10/04/2005
(2) 3.00 ft on 09/20/1932
(3) 3.00 ft on 09/25/1941
(4) 3.11 ft on 10/08/1970
(5) 3.13 ft on 10/06/1969
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30 River stage sensor operating limit
29.7 Flood of record
27.58 Height of the "50-year" flood
26.7 Instrument shelf elevation
25 Water enters the parking lot of the Riverside Cafe located on Main Street, about 300 ft south of the river.
18 River Rd downstream of the gage near the railroad bridge begins to flood.
16 Water approaches back of homes on Old Plank Rd, upstream of gage. Parking lot on Elm St. north of Main St. on southside of river begins to flood.
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Latitude: 37.306944° N, Longitude: 78.388889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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Elevation
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Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 281.93 ft 297.93 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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