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Rivanna River at Palmyra Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 2.5 ft at 9:30AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 9:45AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 10:00AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 10:15AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 10:30AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 10:45AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 11:00AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 11:15AM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 11:30AM Aug 29, 2015Highest Observation: 2.52 ft at 11:45AM Aug 29, 2015Highest Observation: 2.52 ft at 12:00PM Aug 29, 2015Highest Observation: 2.52 ft at 12:15PM Aug 29, 2015Highest Observation: 2.52 ft at 12:30PM Aug 29, 2015Highest Observation: 2.52 ft at 12:45PM Aug 29, 2015Highest Observation: 2.52 ft at 1:00PM Aug 29, 2015Highest Observation: 2.52 ft at 1:15PM Aug 29, 2015Highest Observation: 2.52 ft at 1:30PM Aug 29, 2015Highest Observation: 2.52 ft at 1:45PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 2:00PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 2:15PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 2:30PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 2:45PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 3:00PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 3:15PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 3:30PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.51 ft at 3:45PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.5 ft at 4:00PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.5 ft at 4:15PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.5 ft at 4:30PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.5 ft at 4:45PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.5 ft at 5:00PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.5 ft at 5:15PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.5 ft at 5:30PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.5 ft at 5:45PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.5 ft at 6:00PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.5 ft at 6:15PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:30PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:45PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:00PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:15PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:30PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:45PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:00PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:15PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:30PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:45PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:00PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:15PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:30PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:45PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:00PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:15PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:30PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:45PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.48 ft at 11:00PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.48 ft at 11:15PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.48 ft at 11:30PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.48 ft at 11:45PM Aug 29, 2015Observed: 2.48 ft at 12:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.48 ft at 12:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.48 ft at 12:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.48 ft at 12:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.48 ft at 1:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.48 ft at 1:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 1:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 1:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 2:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 2:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 2:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 2:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 3:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 3:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 3:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 3:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 4:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 4:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 4:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 4:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 6:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 6:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 6:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 6:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 8:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 8:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 8:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 8:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 9:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 9:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 9:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 9:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 10:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 10:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 10:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 10:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 11:00AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 11:15AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 11:30AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 11:45AM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 12:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 12:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 12:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 12:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 1:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 1:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 1:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 1:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 2:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 2:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 2:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 2:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 3:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 3:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 3:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 3:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 4:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 4:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 4:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 4:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 6:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 6:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 6:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 6:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 8:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 8:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 8:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 8:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 9:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 9:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 9:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 9:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 10:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 10:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 10:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 10:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 11:00PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 11:15PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 11:30PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 11:45PM Aug 30, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 12:00AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 12:15AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 12:30AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 12:45AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 1:00AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 1:15AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 1:30AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 1:45AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 2:00AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 2:15AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 2:30AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 2:45AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 3:00AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 3:15AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 3:30AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 3:45AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 4:00AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 4:15AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 4:30AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 4:45AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:00AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:15AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:30AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 5:45AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 6:00AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 6:15AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 6:30AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 6:45AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:00AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:15AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:30AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:45AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 8:00AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 8:15AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 8:30AM Aug 31, 2015Observed: 2.47 ft at 8:45AM Aug 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 2.5 ft 2:00PM Aug 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 2.5 ft 8:00PM Aug 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 2.5 ft 2:00AM Sep 01, 2015Highest Forecast: 2.5 ft 8:00AM Sep 01, 2015Highest Forecast: 2.5 ft 2:00PM Sep 01, 2015Highest Forecast: 2.5 ft 8:00PM Sep 01, 2015Highest Forecast: 2.5 ft 2:00AM Sep 02, 2015Highest Forecast: 2.5 ft 8:00AM Sep 02, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPYAV2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:16AM Aug 31, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 8:59AM Aug 30)Latest observed value: 2.47 ft at 8:45 AM EDT 31-Aug-2015. Flood Stage is 17 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: Forecasts for the Rivanna River at Palmyra are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 32
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 39.85 ft on 08/20/1969
(2) 37.34 ft on 06/22/1972
(3) 36.50 ft on 10/16/1942
(4) 33.35 ft on 04/26/1937
(5) 31.54 ft on 09/07/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.78 ft on 04/20/2015 (P)
(2) 24.72 ft on 05/16/2014
(3) 21.50 ft on 05/01/2014
(4) 19.33 ft on 01/31/2013
(5) 19.46 ft on 12/08/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.00 ft on 10/16/2007
(2) 1.08 ft on 08/10/1999
(3) 1.53 ft on 10/09/1941
(4) 1.60 ft on 09/24/1941
(5) 1.84 ft on 09/28/1939
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44.5 River stage sensor operating limit
24.8 Farmland and roads downstream flooded.
18 River out of banks in Palmyra. Some streets closed in town as well as secondary roads leading into town.
17 Bankfull and flood stage. Overflow begins on right bank, affecting secondary roads.
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Latitude: 37.857778° N, Longitude: 78.266111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 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 29 210.39 ft 227.39 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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