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French Broad River near Marshall Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 6:30PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 6:45PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 7:00PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 7:15PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 7:30PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 7:45PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 8:00PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 8:15PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 8:30PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 8:45PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 9:00PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 9:15PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 9:30PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 9:45PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 10:00PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 10:15PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 10:30PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 10:45PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 11:00PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 11:15PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 11:30PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 11:45PM Feb 12, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 12:00AM Feb 13, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 12:15AM Feb 13, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 12:16AM Feb 13, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 12:30AM Feb 13, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 12:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:30AM Feb 13, 2016Highest Observation: 2.96 ft at 1:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 2:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 2:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 2:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 2:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 3:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 3:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 3:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 3:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.94 ft at 4:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.94 ft at 4:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.94 ft at 4:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.94 ft at 4:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.94 ft at 5:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.93 ft at 5:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.93 ft at 5:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.93 ft at 5:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.92 ft at 6:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.92 ft at 6:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.92 ft at 6:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.91 ft at 7:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.91 ft at 7:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.91 ft at 7:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.91 ft at 7:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 9:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 9:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 9:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 9:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 10:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 10:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 10:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 10:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 11:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 11:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 1:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 1:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 1:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 1:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 2:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 2:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 2:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 2:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 5:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 5:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 6:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 6:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 6:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 6:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 7:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 7:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 7:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 7:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 8:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 8:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 8:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 8:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 9:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 9:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 9:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 9:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 10:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 10:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 10:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 10:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 11:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 11:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 11:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 11:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 12:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 12:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 12:16AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 12:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 12:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 1:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 1:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 1:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 1:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 2:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 2:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 2:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 2:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 3:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 3:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 3:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 3:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 4:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 4:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 4:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 4:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 5:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 5:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 5:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 5:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 6:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.8 ft at 6:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.8 ft at 6:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.8 ft at 6:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.79 ft at 7:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.79 ft at 7:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.79 ft at 8:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 8:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 8:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.77 ft at 9:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.77 ft at 9:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.77 ft at 10:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.77 ft at 10:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.77 ft at 10:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:00PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.76 ft at 12:15PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.76 ft at 12:30PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.76 ft at 12:45PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:00PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:15PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:30PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:45PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:00PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:15PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:30PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:45PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 3:00PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 3:15PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 3:30PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 3:45PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:00PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:15PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:30PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:45PM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 2.78 ft at 5:00PM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00PM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00AM Feb 15, 2016Highest Forecast: 2.8 ft 7:00AM Feb 15, 2016Highest Forecast: 2.8 ft 1:00PM Feb 15, 2016Highest Forecast: 2.8 ft 7:00PM Feb 15, 2016Highest Forecast: 2.8 ft 1:00AM Feb 16, 2016Highest Forecast: 2.8 ft 7:00AM Feb 16, 2016Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00PM Feb 16, 2016Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00PM Feb 16, 2016Forecast: 2.6 ft 1:00AM Feb 17, 2016Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00AM Feb 17, 2016Forecast: 2.6 ft 1:00PM Feb 17, 2016Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00PM Feb 17, 2016Forecast: 2.5 ft 1:00AM Feb 18, 2016Forecast: 2.5 ft 7:00AM Feb 18, 2016Forecast: 2.5 ft 1:00PM Feb 18, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMARN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:20PM Feb 14, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 9:13AM Feb 14)Latest observed value: 2.78 ft at 5:00 PM EST 14-Feb-2016. Flood Stage is 8 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: The above river forecast includes future rainfall. Forecast stages may be different if the rainfall does not occur.

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

NOTE: Forecasts for the French Broad River near Marshall are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 24.80 ft on 07/16/1916
(2) 21.00 ft on 02/28/1902
(3) 20.30 ft on 08/30/1940
(4) 16.30 ft on 08/16/1928
(5) 15.00 ft on 03/12/1963
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.97 ft on 12/29/2015
(2) 8.10 ft on 12/02/2015
(3) 8.68 ft on 07/05/2013
(4) 8.68 ft on 07/05/2013
(5) 8.46 ft on 07/04/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.40 ft on 11/26/1922
(2) 0.53 ft on 09/28/1954
(3) 0.63 ft on 10/05/1981
(4) 0.68 ft on 09/18/1953
(5) 0.68 ft on 08/07/2002
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24.8 Record Flood Stage. Extensive damage is occurring to the town of Marshall, Blannahassett Island, and the community of Rollins.
21 Major flooding continues. Near record flooding is being observed with floodwaters at least 7 feet deep in the lower elevations in the town of Marshall.
16.5 Major flooding continues. Flooding of buildings and businesses along Main Street is continuing and worsening with most buildings having at least 2 feet of water in them.
13 Major Flood Stage. Floodwaters in the town of Marshall are at least 1.5 ft deep. Flooding at this level is similar to the flooding that occurred on September 17, 2004.
11.3 Moderate flooding continues. Most buildings in the town of Marshall are inundated. Flooding at this level is similar to the flooding that occurred on September 8, 2004.
10 Moderate Flood Stage. Flooding along Rollins Road and Hayes Run Road is continuing and worsening. Parts of the town of Marshall is flooded.
9 Minor flooding continues. The French Broad River is close to the top of the railroad tracks and starting to flood areas between Highway 70 and the normal riverbank. Flooding of buildings along Back Street and on Blannahassett Island is worsening.
8 Minor Flood Stage. The French Broad River is beginning to flood some buildings on Blannahassett Island and approaching homes along Island Road. Flooding along Rollins Road is continuing and worsening. The river is approaching the railroad tracks in the Back Street area.
7 Water is approaching buildings on Blannahassett Island and backwater on Hayes Run Creek is causing parts of Rollins Road to flood.
6 Broad overflow of the French Broad River into low lying areas of Blannahassett Island and along parts of Island Road is occurring.
5.7 The French Broad River is starting to flood low-lying areas on Blannahassett Island. Low-lying areas along Hayes Run Creek in the Rollins area are beginning to flood.
4.2 Action or bankfull stage.
2.8 When river ice is building up behind the Capitola Dam, minor flooding along Rollins Road near Haynes Run Creek may occur. Nearby river bank trailers will need to be moved.
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(1) gage site at Marshall on French Broad River
(2) looking upstream on the French Broad river
(3) looking downstream on the French Broad river
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Latitude: 35.786389° N, Longitude: 82.660833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 8 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 1646.8 ft 1654.8 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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Expermental Ensemble Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) Hydrographs for this site are now available at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/crh/rfc/RFCoutputMap.php?gph=P&lid=MARN7&hsa=GSP&rfc=lmrfc (best viewed with FireFox software)
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