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Appomattox River at Matoaca Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:15AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:30AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:45AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.67 ft at 3:00AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.67 ft at 3:15AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.67 ft at 3:30AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.67 ft at 3:45AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.67 ft at 4:00AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.67 ft at 4:15AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.67 ft at 4:30AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 4:45AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:00AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:15AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:30AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:45AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:00AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:15AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:30AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:45AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:00AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:15AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:30AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:45AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 8:00AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 8:15AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 8:30AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 8:45AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:00AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:15AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:30AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:45AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:00AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:15AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:30AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.65 ft at 10:45AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.65 ft at 11:00AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.65 ft at 11:15AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.65 ft at 11:30AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.65 ft at 11:45AM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.65 ft at 12:00PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.65 ft at 12:15PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.66 ft at 12:30PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.69 ft at 12:45PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.72 ft at 1:00PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.74 ft at 1:15PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.75 ft at 1:30PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.76 ft at 1:45PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.76 ft at 2:00PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.01 ft at 2:15PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.48 ft at 2:30PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.4 ft at 2:45PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.94 ft at 3:00PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.87 ft at 3:15PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.86 ft at 3:30PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.86 ft at 3:45PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.86 ft at 4:00PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.86 ft at 4:15PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.87 ft at 4:30PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.88 ft at 4:45PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.89 ft at 5:00PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.92 ft at 5:15PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 1.95 ft at 5:30PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 5:45PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.06 ft at 6:00PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 6:15PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.2 ft at 6:30PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.27 ft at 6:45PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.32 ft at 7:00PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.35 ft at 7:15PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.37 ft at 7:30PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.38 ft at 7:45PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.38 ft at 8:00PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.38 ft at 8:15PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.37 ft at 8:30PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.36 ft at 8:45PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.34 ft at 9:00PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.33 ft at 9:15PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.31 ft at 9:30PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.3 ft at 9:45PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.28 ft at 10:00PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.26 ft at 10:15PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.24 ft at 10:30PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.22 ft at 10:45PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.21 ft at 11:00PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.2 ft at 11:15PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.18 ft at 11:30PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.16 ft at 11:45PM Jul 28, 2015Observed: 2.15 ft at 12:00AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 12:15AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.12 ft at 12:30AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.1 ft at 12:45AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.09 ft at 1:00AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.08 ft at 1:15AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.06 ft at 1:30AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.05 ft at 1:45AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.04 ft at 2:00AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.02 ft at 2:15AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.02 ft at 2:30AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 2:45AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 3:00AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:15AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:30AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:45AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:00AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:15AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:30AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.95 ft at 4:45AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.95 ft at 5:00AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.95 ft at 5:15AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.95 ft at 5:30AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.95 ft at 5:45AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.95 ft at 6:00AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.96 ft at 6:15AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.96 ft at 6:30AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.96 ft at 6:45AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.96 ft at 7:00AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:15AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:30AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:45AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.99 ft at 8:00AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 8:15AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2 ft at 8:30AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.02 ft at 8:45AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.02 ft at 9:00AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.05 ft at 9:15AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.14 ft at 9:30AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.3 ft at 9:45AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.55 ft at 10:00AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.99 ft at 10:15AM Jul 29, 2015Highest Observation: 3.06 ft at 10:30AM Jul 29, 2015Highest Observation: 3.06 ft at 10:45AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.97 ft at 11:00AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 11:15AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 11:30AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.58 ft at 11:45AM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:00PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.42 ft at 12:15PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.36 ft at 12:30PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.3 ft at 12:45PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.26 ft at 1:00PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.22 ft at 1:15PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.18 ft at 1:30PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.18 ft at 1:45PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.28 ft at 2:00PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.55 ft at 2:15PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:30PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.97 ft at 2:45PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 3:00PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 3.03 ft at 3:15PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.98 ft at 3:30PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.9 ft at 3:45PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 4:00PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.76 ft at 4:15PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.71 ft at 4:30PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:45PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.6 ft at 5:00PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 1.7 ft at 5:15PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.56 ft at 5:30PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.54 ft at 5:45PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.53 ft at 6:00PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.52 ft at 6:15PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.5 ft at 6:30PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:45PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.48 ft at 7:00PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.46 ft at 7:15PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.46 ft at 7:30PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.44 ft at 7:45PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.42 ft at 8:00PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.41 ft at 8:15PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.4 ft at 8:30PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.4 ft at 8:45PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.39 ft at 9:00PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.38 ft at 9:15PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.38 ft at 9:30PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.38 ft at 9:45PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.37 ft at 10:00PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.37 ft at 10:15PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.37 ft at 10:30PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.37 ft at 10:45PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.37 ft at 11:00PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.36 ft at 11:15PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.36 ft at 11:30PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.36 ft at 11:45PM Jul 29, 2015Observed: 2.36 ft at 12:00AM Jul 30, 2015Observed: 2.36 ft at 12:15AM Jul 30, 2015Observed: 2.35 ft at 12:30AM Jul 30, 2015Observed: 2.35 ft at 12:45AM Jul 30, 2015Highest Forecast: 2.2 ft 8:00AM Jul 30, 2015Highest Forecast: 2.2 ft 2:00PM Jul 30, 2015Highest Forecast: 2.2 ft 8:00PM Jul 30, 2015Highest Forecast: 2.2 ft 2:00AM Jul 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 2.2 ft 8:00AM Jul 31, 2015Forecast: 2.1 ft 2:00PM Jul 31, 2015Forecast: 2.1 ft 8:00PM Jul 31, 2015Forecast: 2.1 ft 2:00AM Aug 01, 2015Forecast: 2 ft 8:00AM Aug 01, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMTCV2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:01AM Jul 30, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 10:21AM Jul 29)Latest observed value: 2.35 ft at 12:45 AM EDT 30-Jul-2015. Flood Stage is 10 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 Appomattox River at Matoaca are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 18.39 ft on 10/07/1972
(2) 14.61 ft on 05/26/2003
(3) 14.60 ft on 06/27/1972
(4) 14.37 ft on 02/26/1979
(5) 14.10 ft on 10/25/1971
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.52 ft on 01/18/2013
(2) 9.96 ft on 11/15/2009
(3) 9.30 ft on 12/14/2008
(4) 8.17 ft on 05/12/2008
(5) 10.29 ft on 11/16/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.10 ft on 08/30/1981
(2) 1.20 ft on 09/29/1981
(3) 1.20 ft on 09/30/1980
(4) 1.20 ft on 06/26/1981
(5) 1.20 ft on 07/15/1981
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36.08 Elevation of the Pickett Avenue Bridge floor on southern end. Northern end of bridge is under water.
33.32 Height of the bottom of Pickett Avenue Bridge floor support beam on southern end. Northern end of bridge is under water.
26.2 River stage sensor operating limit
22.78 Elevation of Pickett Avenue Bridge...State Route 600...bridge floor on northern end of bridge.
18.86 Height of the bottom of the bridge support beam on northern end of Pickett Avenue Bridge...State Route 600.
17 Near flood of record. Residential areas flooded.
15 Major flooding begins. Secondary roads begin to flood. Some residential areas are threatened.
13 Moderate flooding begins. Only woodlands and farmland flooded.
10 Minor flooding begins. Canal begins to overflow along the right bank.
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(1) A view of the Appomattox River upstream
(2) A view of the Appomattox River downstream
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Latitude: 37.225000° N, Longitude: 77.475556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 68.30 ft 78.30 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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