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Appomattox River at Mattoax Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Observation: 6.92 ft at 10:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.91 ft at 10:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.9 ft at 10:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.89 ft at 11:00AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.88 ft at 11:15AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.87 ft at 11:30AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.86 ft at 11:45AM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.85 ft at 12:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.83 ft at 12:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.82 ft at 12:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.81 ft at 12:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.79 ft at 1:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.78 ft at 1:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.77 ft at 1:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.75 ft at 1:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.74 ft at 2:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.72 ft at 2:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.71 ft at 2:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.7 ft at 2:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.68 ft at 3:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.66 ft at 3:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.65 ft at 3:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.64 ft at 3:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.62 ft at 4:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.61 ft at 4:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.6 ft at 4:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.59 ft at 4:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.57 ft at 5:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.56 ft at 5:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.53 ft at 6:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.52 ft at 6:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.51 ft at 6:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 6:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.49 ft at 7:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.48 ft at 7:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.47 ft at 7:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.46 ft at 7:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.45 ft at 8:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.44 ft at 8:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.43 ft at 8:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.43 ft at 8:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.42 ft at 9:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.41 ft at 9:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.4 ft at 9:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.4 ft at 9:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.39 ft at 10:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.38 ft at 10:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.38 ft at 10:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.37 ft at 10:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.36 ft at 11:00PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.36 ft at 11:15PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.35 ft at 11:30PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.34 ft at 11:45PM Sep 03, 2015Observed: 6.34 ft at 12:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.34 ft at 12:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.33 ft at 12:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.32 ft at 12:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.32 ft at 1:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.32 ft at 1:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.31 ft at 1:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.31 ft at 1:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.31 ft at 2:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.3 ft at 2:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.3 ft at 2:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.3 ft at 2:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.3 ft at 3:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 3:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 3:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 3:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 4:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 4:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 4:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 4:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.3 ft at 5:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.3 ft at 5:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.31 ft at 5:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.31 ft at 5:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.32 ft at 6:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.33 ft at 6:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.34 ft at 6:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.34 ft at 6:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.36 ft at 7:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.37 ft at 7:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.38 ft at 7:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.39 ft at 7:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.4 ft at 8:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.42 ft at 8:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.43 ft at 8:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.44 ft at 8:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.45 ft at 9:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.46 ft at 9:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.47 ft at 9:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.48 ft at 9:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.48 ft at 10:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.49 ft at 10:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.49 ft at 10:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 10:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 11:00AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 11:15AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 11:30AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.51 ft at 11:45AM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.51 ft at 12:00PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.51 ft at 12:15PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.51 ft at 12:30PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.51 ft at 12:45PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.51 ft at 1:00PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.51 ft at 1:15PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.51 ft at 1:30PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 1:45PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 2:00PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 2:15PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 2:30PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 2:45PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.53 ft at 3:00PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.54 ft at 3:15PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:30PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:45PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:00PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:15PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:30PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:45PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:00PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:15PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.53 ft at 5:30PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.52 ft at 5:45PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 6:00PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 6:15PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.48 ft at 6:30PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.47 ft at 6:45PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.46 ft at 7:00PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.45 ft at 7:15PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.44 ft at 7:30PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.43 ft at 7:45PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.42 ft at 8:00PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.42 ft at 8:15PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.41 ft at 8:30PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.4 ft at 8:45PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.39 ft at 9:00PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.38 ft at 9:15PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.38 ft at 9:30PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.37 ft at 9:45PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.36 ft at 10:00PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.36 ft at 10:15PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.35 ft at 10:30PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.34 ft at 10:45PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.34 ft at 11:00PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.33 ft at 11:15PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.32 ft at 11:30PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.32 ft at 11:45PM Sep 04, 2015Observed: 6.31 ft at 12:00AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.31 ft at 12:15AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.3 ft at 12:30AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 12:45AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 1:00AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.28 ft at 1:15AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.27 ft at 1:30AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.27 ft at 1:45AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.26 ft at 2:00AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.26 ft at 2:15AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.25 ft at 2:30AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.25 ft at 2:45AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.24 ft at 3:00AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.24 ft at 3:15AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.24 ft at 3:30AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.23 ft at 3:45AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.22 ft at 4:00AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.22 ft at 4:15AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.22 ft at 4:30AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.21 ft at 4:45AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.21 ft at 5:00AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.2 ft at 5:15AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.2 ft at 5:30AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.19 ft at 5:45AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.19 ft at 6:00AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.19 ft at 6:15AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.18 ft at 6:30AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.18 ft at 6:45AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.18 ft at 7:00AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.18 ft at 7:15AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.17 ft at 7:30AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.17 ft at 7:45AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.17 ft at 8:00AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.17 ft at 8:15AM Sep 05, 2015Observed: 6.17 ft at 8:30AM Sep 05, 2015Highest Forecast: 6.3 ft 2:00PM Sep 05, 2015Highest Forecast: 6.3 ft 8:00PM Sep 05, 2015Highest Forecast: 6.3 ft 2:00AM Sep 06, 2015Highest Forecast: 6.3 ft 8:00AM Sep 06, 2015Forecast: 6.2 ft 2:00PM Sep 06, 2015Forecast: 6.2 ft 8:00PM Sep 06, 2015Forecast: 6.1 ft 2:00AM Sep 07, 2015Forecast: 6.1 ft 8:00AM Sep 07, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMTXV2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:01AM Sep 5, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 11:19AM Sep 4)Latest observed value: 6.17 ft at 8:30 AM EDT 5-Sep-2015. Flood Stage is 21 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 Mattoax are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 21
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 35.30 ft on 08/18/1940
(2) 34.08 ft on 06/25/1972
(3) 31.10 ft on 10/07/1972
(4) 30.84 ft on 02/26/1979
(5) 29.97 ft on 04/28/1937
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.09 ft on 05/20/2014 (P)
(2) 23.50 ft on 05/04/2014
(3) 21.04 ft on 01/21/2013
(4) 19.25 ft on 09/27/2011
(5) 22.07 ft on 12/14/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.52 ft on 10/02/1930
(2) 4.60 ft on 08/12/1957
(3) 4.90 ft on 07/28/1966
(4) 4.91 ft on 09/30/1968
(5) 4.92 ft on 10/07/1969

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34 Near record flooding.
32.1 River stage sensor operating limit
28 Secondary roads closed due to flooding.
25 Agricultural and some secondary roads flooded.
21 Agricultural and pasture land flooded.
19 Left bank begins to flood.
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Latitude: 37.421389° N, Longitude: 77.859167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 21 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 174.51 ft 195.51 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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