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Broad River in NC/SC near Boiling Springs Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 3.09 ft at 8:00PM Apr 16, 2014Highest Observation: 3.09 ft at 8:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.07 ft at 8:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.07 ft at 8:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.07 ft at 9:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 9:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 9:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.05 ft at 9:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 10:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 11:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 11:15PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 11:30PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 11:45PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 12:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 12:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 12:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 12:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 1:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 1:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 1:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 1:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 2:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 2:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 2:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 2:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 3:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 3:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 3:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 3:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 4:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 4:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 4:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 5:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 5:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 5:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 5:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 6:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 6:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 7:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 7:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 7:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 7:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 8:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 8:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 8:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 8:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 9:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 9:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 9:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 9:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 10:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 10:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 10:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 11:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 11:15AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 11:30AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 11:45AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 12:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 12:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 12:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 12:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 1:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 2:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 2:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 2:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 2:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 3:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 3:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 3:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 3:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 4:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 4:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 4:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 4:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 5:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 5:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 5:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 5:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 6:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 6:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 6:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 6:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 7:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 7:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 7:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 7:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 8:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 8:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 8:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 8:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 10:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 10:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 10:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 10:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 11:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 11:15PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 11:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 11:45PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 12:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 12:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 12:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 12:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 1:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 1:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 2:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 2:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 2:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 2:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 3:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 3:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 3:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 4:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 4:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 4:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 5:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 5:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 5:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 6:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 6:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 7:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 7:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 7:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 8:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 8:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 8:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 9:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 9:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 9:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 10:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 10:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 10:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 11:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 11:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 11:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 12:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 12:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 12:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 1:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 1:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 1:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 2:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 2:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 2:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 3:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 3:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 3:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 3:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 4:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 4:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 4:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 4:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 5:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 5:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 5:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 5:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 6:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 6:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 6:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 6:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 7:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 7:15PM Apr 18, 2014Forecast: 2.9 ft 8:00PM Apr 18, 2014Forecast: 2.9 ft 2:00AM Apr 19, 2014Forecast: 3 ft 8:00AM Apr 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 3.2 ft 2:00PM Apr 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 3.2 ft 8:00PM Apr 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 3.2 ft 2:00AM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 3.1 ft 8:00AM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 3 ft 2:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 3 ft 8:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 2.9 ft 2:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 2.9 ft 8:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 2:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 8:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 2:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 2.7 ft 8:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 2.7 ft 2:00PM Apr 22, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBSPN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:48PM Apr 18, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:44AM Apr 18)Latest observed value: 2.91 ft at 7:15 PM EDT 18-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 12 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.

Reliability of the Forecast: Forecast data shown here are guidance values only. Please refer to your local NWS office.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Broad River in NC/SC near Boiling Springs are issued routinely year-round.

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Upstream Gauge - below LAKE LURE DAM Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at GASTON SHOALS DAM
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:20
Moderate Flood Stage:14
Flood Stage:12
Action Stage:10

Historical Crests
(1) 24.30 ft on 08/16/1928
(2) 22.10 ft on 08/14/1940
(3) 18.23 ft on 10/05/1964
(4) 17.48 ft on 09/09/2004
(5) 17.39 ft on 10/09/1976
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Low Water Records
(1) 0.38 ft on 09/10/1925
(2) 0.80 ft on 07/23/1926
(3) 0.88 ft on 10/27/1931
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17.5 FLOODING AT THIS LEVEL WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE FLOODING THAT OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2004 WITH HURRICANE FRANCES.
16 HOMES NEAR THE RIVER WILL BE FLOODED ESPECIALLY BETWEEN ABE'S MOUNTAIN ROAD AND THE RIVER. MORE EVACUATIONS OF FAMILIES MAY BE NEEDED.
15.5 HOMES BETWEEN THE RIVER AND WATERWAY DRIVE WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD. FLOODING AT THIS LEVEL WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE FLOODING THAT OCCURRED ON OCTOBER 8, 2005.
15 PRECAUTIONARY EVACUATIONS OF MOBILE HOMES AND OTHER HOMES WILL BEGIN UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM OF THE GAGE...ESPECIALLY OFF OF WEHELCHEL ROAD AND IN THE NUMBER 1 TOWNSHIP AREA. BACKWATER ON LOCAL CREEKS WILL LIKELY CAUSE FLOODING OF A BRIDGE ON NORTH LAFAYETTE STREET NORTH OF SHELBY NC.
14.5 THE RIVER UPSTREAM OF THE CLIFFSIDE AREA WILL OVERFLOW THE BANKS AND START TO FLOOD SOME ROADS.
14 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE. WATER WILL REACH THE STEPS OF MOBILE HOMES NEAR THE GAGE SITE. LOCAL CAMPGROUNDS NEAR THE RIVER WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED. FLOODING AT THIS LEVEL WILL BE SIMILAR TO FLOODING THAT OCCURRED ON JULY 8, 2005.
13.35 MINOR FLOODING OF HOMES BETWEEN THE RIVER AND ABE'S MOUNTAIN ROAD IS EXPECTED. FLOODING AT THIS LEVEL WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE FLOODING THAT OCCURRED ON JANUARY 25, 2010.
12 FLOOD STAGE. HOMES BETWEEN ABE'S MOUNTAIN ROAD AND THE RIVER WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD. SAND DREDGING EQUIPMENT ON BANKS OF RIVER WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD.
11.5 WATER WILL REACH THE FOUNDATIONS OF MOST OF THE HOMES NEAR THE RIVER OFF OF ABE'S MOUNTAIN ROAD.
10 SAND DREDGING OPERATIONS WILL BE SHUT DOWN. BARGES BETWEEN BOILING SPRINGS GAGE AND STATE LINE WILL NEED TO BE TIED UP OR MOVED. FURTHER FLOODING OF YARDS AROUND HOMES LOCATED OFF OF ABE'S MOUNTAIN ROAD WILL OCCURR.
8 THE RIVER WILL BE OUT OF THE BANKS AND SURROUNDING SOME HOMES DOWNSTREAM OF THE RIVER GAGE BETWEEN ABE'S MOUNTAIN ROAD AND THE RIVER. LEVEL AT WHICH THE SAND DREDGING OPERATIONS SHOULD TAKE PROPER PRECAUTIONS TO SECURE THE SAND BARGES.
6.5 WATER WILL BEGIN TO FLOW INTO YARDS OF HOMES BETWEEN ABE'S MOUNTAIN ROAD AND THE RIVER.
2.2 BASIN AVERAGE RAINFALL 2.0 TO 2.5 INCHS IN 12 HOUR RESULTED IN A 3 TO 4 FT RISE HERE.
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Latitude: 35.210833° N, Longitude: 81.697778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 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 638.33 650.33 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 639.92 651.92 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available USGS level survey

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Ensemble Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) Hydrographs for this site are now available at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/mmefs/serfc/SREF/html/BSPN7.html
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