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Appomattox River at Farmville Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 4.73 ft at 3:45AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.73 ft at 4:00AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.73 ft at 4:15AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.73 ft at 4:30AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.73 ft at 4:45AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.73 ft at 5:00AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.73 ft at 5:15AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.73 ft at 5:30AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 5:45AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:00AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:15AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:30AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:45AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 7:00AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 7:15AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 7:30AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 7:45AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 8:00AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 8:15AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 8:30AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 8:45AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 9:00AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 9:15AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 9:30AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 9:45AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 10:00AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 10:15AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 10:30AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 10:45AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.73 ft at 11:00AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.73 ft at 11:15AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.73 ft at 11:30AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 11:45AM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 12:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 12:15PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 12:30PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.73 ft at 12:45PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 1:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 1:15PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 1:30PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 1:45PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 2:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 2:15PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 2:30PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 2:45PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 3:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 3:15PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 3:30PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 3:45PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 4:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 4:15PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 4:30PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 4:45PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.72 ft at 5:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.73 ft at 5:15PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.73 ft at 5:30PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 5:45PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:15PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:30PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:45PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 7:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 7:15PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 7:30PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 7:45PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 8:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 8:15PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.74 ft at 8:30PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 8:45PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.75 ft at 9:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.76 ft at 9:15PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.84 ft at 9:30PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.88 ft at 9:45PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.9 ft at 10:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.91 ft at 10:15PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:30PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:45PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:15PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:30PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:45PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 5.02 ft at 12:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.05 ft at 12:15AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.07 ft at 12:30AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:45AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.13 ft at 1:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.25 ft at 1:15AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.33 ft at 1:30AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.38 ft at 1:45AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 2:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.48 ft at 2:15AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.5 ft at 2:30AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.55 ft at 2:45AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.6 ft at 3:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.63 ft at 3:15AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.68 ft at 3:30AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.73 ft at 3:45AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.78 ft at 4:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.83 ft at 4:15AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.89 ft at 4:30AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.94 ft at 4:45AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 5.98 ft at 5:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6 ft at 5:15AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.02 ft at 5:30AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.06 ft at 5:45AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.08 ft at 6:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.1 ft at 6:15AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.11 ft at 6:30AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.15 ft at 6:45AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.17 ft at 7:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.21 ft at 7:15AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 7:30AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 7:45AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 8:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.28 ft at 8:15AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.31 ft at 8:30AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.33 ft at 8:45AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.34 ft at 9:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.34 ft at 9:15AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.35 ft at 9:30AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.36 ft at 9:45AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.36 ft at 10:00AM Jan 22, 2017Highest Observation: 6.37 ft at 10:15AM Jan 22, 2017Highest Observation: 6.37 ft at 10:30AM Jan 22, 2017Highest Observation: 6.37 ft at 10:45AM Jan 22, 2017Highest Observation: 6.37 ft at 11:00AM Jan 22, 2017Highest Observation: 6.37 ft at 11:15AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.36 ft at 11:30AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.36 ft at 11:45AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.36 ft at 12:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.35 ft at 12:15PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.34 ft at 12:30PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.34 ft at 12:45PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.33 ft at 1:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.33 ft at 1:15PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.32 ft at 1:30PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.31 ft at 1:45PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.3 ft at 2:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.29 ft at 2:15PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.29 ft at 2:30PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.28 ft at 2:45PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.27 ft at 3:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.27 ft at 3:15PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 3:30PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 3:45PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.24 ft at 4:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.24 ft at 4:15PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 4:30PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 4:45PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 5:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 5:15PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 5:30PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 5:45PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.22 ft at 6:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.22 ft at 6:15PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 6:30PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 6:45PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 7:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.23 ft at 7:15PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.24 ft at 7:30PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.24 ft at 7:45PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.24 ft at 8:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.24 ft at 8:15PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.24 ft at 8:30PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 8:45PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 9:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 9:15PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 9:30PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 9:45PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 10:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 10:15PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 10:30PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 10:45PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 11:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 11:15PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 11:30PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 11:45PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 12:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 12:15AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 12:30AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 12:45AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:15AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:30AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:45AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 2:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 2:15AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 2:30AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 6.26 ft at 2:45AM Jan 23, 2017Forecast: 9.2 ft 7:00AM Jan 23, 2017Forecast: 10.1 ft 1:00PM Jan 23, 2017Forecast: 11.6 ft 7:00PM Jan 23, 2017Forecast: 12.8 ft 1:00AM Jan 24, 2017Forecast: 13.4 ft 7:00AM Jan 24, 2017Highest Forecast: 13.7 ft 1:00PM Jan 24, 2017Forecast: 13 ft 7:00PM Jan 24, 2017Forecast: 11.4 ft 1:00AM Jan 25, 2017Forecast: 9.6 ft 7:00AM Jan 25, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFRMV2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:30AM Jan 23, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 9:40AM Jan 22)Latest observed value: 6.26 ft at 2:45 AM EST 23-Jan-2017. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 72 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

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): -9999

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) 13.13 ft on 10/09/2016 (P)
(2) 13.84 ft on 05/07/2016 (P)
(3) 14.47 ft on 02/25/2016 (P)
(4) 14.07 ft on 02/17/2016 (P)
(5) 12.83 ft on 02/04/2016 (P)
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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 09/25/1941
(3) 3.00 ft on 09/20/1932
(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.
21.5 North Main St begins to flood near Elm St Parking Lot.
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
Reference Frame
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
(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 29 281.93 ft 297.93 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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