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Edisto River near Givhans Ferry Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.57 ft at 5:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.58 ft at 6:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.6 ft at 7:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 8:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.66 ft at 10:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.67 ft at 11:00AM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 12:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.71 ft at 1:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 2:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 3:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 4:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 5:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 6:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 7:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 8:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 9:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 10:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 11:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 12:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 1:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.09 ft at 2:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.12 ft at 3:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.14 ft at 4:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.17 ft at 5:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.2 ft at 6:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 7:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 8:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 9:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 10:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 11:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 12:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.44 ft at 1:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.47 ft at 2:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 3:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.52 ft at 4:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.55 ft at 5:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.57 ft at 6:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.64 ft at 8:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.67 ft at 9:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.68 ft at 10:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.74 ft at 11:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 3.78 ft at 12:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 1:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 3.88 ft at 2:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 3.94 ft at 3:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 3.97 ft at 4:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.03 ft at 5:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.06 ft at 6:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.13 ft at 7:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.19 ft at 8:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.23 ft at 9:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.32 ft at 10:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.43 ft at 12:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 1:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.53 ft at 2:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.58 ft at 3:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.63 ft at 4:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 5:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 7:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.85 ft at 8:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 9:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 12:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 5.11 ft at 1:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 2:00AM Nov 27, 2014Highest Observation: 5.21 ft at 3:00AM Nov 27, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGIVS1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:15AM Nov 27, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.21 ft at 3:00 AM EST 27-Nov-2014. 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 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Edisto River near Givhans Ferry are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 17.50 ft on 02/01/1925
(2) 17.28 ft on 09/21/1945
(3) 17.00 ft on 08/01/1904
(4) 15.84 ft on 06/14/1973
(5) 15.70 ft on 09/11/1928
(6) 15.54 ft on 01/16/1993
(7) 15.51 ft on 09/09/1979
(8) 15.50 ft on 09/01/1924
(9) 15.14 ft on 10/21/1964
(10) 15.12 ft on 07/29/1964
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.69 ft on 06/17/2012
(2) 8.29 ft on 02/12/2011
(3) 11.15 ft on 01/27/2010
(4) 9.57 ft on 04/05/2009
(5) 7.20 ft on 03/02/2008
(6) 8.90 ft on 02/05/2007
(7) 7.72 ft on 03/06/2006
(8) 10.16 ft on 04/04/2005
(9) 11.16 ft on 02/21/2004
(10) 14.42 ft on 03/23/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.40 ft on 08/17/2002
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15 Major flooding occurs as the entire flood plain between Canadys and Norman Landing is inundated. Extensive damage occurs to homes and cabins in this area and most river access roads are impassable.
14.2 Numerous homes along Happiness Lane are flooded. Water covers most of Hideaway Lane.
13 Some homes near the end of Happiness Lane become flooded. Most homes and cabins along the river between Canadys and Norman Landing are accessible only by boat.
12.5 Lower portions of Hideaway Lane begin to flood. Water covers the driveways in the Harts Bluff community.
12 Most homes on Happiness Lane are accessible only by boat.
11 Weeks Landing in Canadys is no longer accessible.
10 Water begins to affect the ends of numerous river access roads including Happiness Lane, Canon Road, Cardinal Lane, Huckleberry Hill Lane, and Gator Walk.
(1) View of gage from HWY 61 bridge looking downstream. River was at 7.7 feet.
(2) Downstream view of river from bridge. River is at 7.7 feet.
(3) View of gage conduit and HWY 61 bridge from left bank. River is at 7.7 feet.
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Latitude: 33.027222° N, Longitude: 80.392222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
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
(gauge height = 0)
(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 20.46 ft 30.46 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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