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Pigeon River (NC) at Canton Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 1.63 ft at 3:45AM Sep 16, 2014Highest Observation: 1.63 ft at 4:00AM Sep 16, 2014Highest Observation: 1.63 ft at 4:15AM Sep 16, 2014Highest Observation: 1.63 ft at 4:30AM Sep 16, 2014Highest Observation: 1.63 ft at 4:45AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 5:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 5:15AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 5:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 5:45AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:15AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:45AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:15AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:45AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 8:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 11:15AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 11:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 11:45AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 12:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 12:15PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 12:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 12:45PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:15PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:45PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:15PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:45PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 3:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 3:15PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 3:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 3:45PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 4:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 4:15PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 4:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 4:45PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 5:00PM Sep 16, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCTPN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:33AM Sep 18, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.6 ft at 5:00 PM EDT 16-Sep-2014. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 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 Pigeon River (NC) at Canton are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:19
Moderate Flood Stage:15
Flood Stage:10
Action Stage:8

Historical Crests
(1) 22.80 ft on 09/17/2004
(2) 20.75 ft on 08/30/1940
(3) 20.70 ft on 09/08/2004
(4) 18.30 ft on 06/15/1876
(5) 16.40 ft on 08/16/1928
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.30 ft on 12/24/1943
(2) 0.75 ft on 09/03/1930
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22.8 MAJOR FLOODING IS EXPECTED. FLOODING WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE FLOODING ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2004.
20.7 MAJOR FLOODING OF AREAS ALONG THE RIVER. FLOODING WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE FLOODING THAT OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2004.
18 US HIGHWAY 19 AND 23 WILL BE FLOODED AND CLOSED IN CLYDE.
17.2 SEVERAL BRIDGES IN CANTON AND FIBREVILLE WILL BE CLOSED.
17 AT THIS LEVEL SOME LOW LYING AREAS ON THE LEFT BANK IN THE CHAMPION PAPER COMPANY AREA WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD.
16 HOMES AND BUSINESSES BETWEEN THE PIGEON RIVER AND HYDER MOUNTAIN AND THICKETY ROADS WILL BE FLOODED.
15.4 HOMES IN FIBREVILLE AND CLYDE NEAR THE RIVER WILL BE FLOODED.
14.5 BUSINESSES IN CANTON NEAR THE RIVER WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD.
14 SOME HOMES AND STORES ALONG SORRELLS...WATERS AND PENLAND STREETS WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD.
12.5 A TRAILER PARK NEAR OLD HIGHWAY 19 AND 23 OUTSIDE OF CLYDE WILL FLOOD. HOMES ALONG RICHLAND... HYATT AND ALLENS CREEKS WILL BE IN DANGER OF FLOODING...DUE TO RUNOFF AND BACK WATER FROM THE PIGEON RIVER.
12 AT THIS LEVEL CHAMPION PAPER COMPANY WILL NEED TO TAKE PREVENTATIVE FLOOD ACTION AT THE PLANT. AREAS ON THE RIGHT BANK OF THE RIVER NEAR CANTON WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD. THIS INCUDES HOMES ON FIBERVILLE ROAD AND WILL FLOOD PARTS OF VALLEY, NORTH AND CONLEY STREETS.
11 THE RIVER WILL OVERFLOW ITS BANKS AND START TO FLOOD LOW LYING AREAS IN CLYDE.
10 WATER SURROUNDS SOME HOMES ON AND NEAR FIBERVILLE ROAD.
9 WATER BEGINS TO FLOOD PARTS OF VANCE STREET CLOSEST TO THE RIVER AND SOME PARTS OF FIBERVILLE ROAD.
3.5 3.5 INCH IN 24 HRS BASIN AVG RAIN CAUSED A 5.5 FT RISE
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(1) River Gage at Canton
(2) Looking upstream from gage
(3) Looking downstream from gage
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Latitude: 35.524444° N, Longitude: 82.846667° 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)
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 2581.66 2591.66 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 2581.66 ft 2591.66 ft  

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