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Tuckasegee River at Bryson City Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.44 ft at 5:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.43 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.43 ft at 6:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.42 ft at 6:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.41 ft at 6:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.41 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 7:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 7:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 7:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 8:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 8:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 8:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.41 ft at 9:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 9:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 9:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 10:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 10:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 10:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 11:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 11:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 11:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 11:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 12:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 12:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 12:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 1:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 1:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.38 ft at 1:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 1:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 2:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 2:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 2:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 2:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 3:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 3:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 3:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 3:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.54 ft at 4:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.65 ft at 4:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 4:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 4:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 6:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 7:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 8:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 8:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 8:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 9:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 9:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 10:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 10:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 12:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:45PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 2.8 ft at 1:00PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 2.8 ft at 1:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 2:30PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 2.8 ft at 2:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 3:00PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 2.8 ft at 3:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 3:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 3:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 4:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 4:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.7 ft at 4:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 5:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.6 ft at 6:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.58 ft at 6:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 6:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.52 ft at 6:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.5 ft at 7:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.48 ft at 7:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.44 ft at 8:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.42 ft at 8:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.41 ft at 8:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 8:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 9:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 9:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.39 ft at 9:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.37 ft at 9:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.36 ft at 10:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.36 ft at 10:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.36 ft at 10:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.36 ft at 10:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.35 ft at 11:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.34 ft at 11:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.35 ft at 11:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.35 ft at 11:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 2.35 ft at 12:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.35 ft at 12:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.35 ft at 12:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.38 ft at 12:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.47 ft at 1:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.58 ft at 1:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.66 ft at 1:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 1:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 2:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 2:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 2:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 3:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 3:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 3:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 3:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 4:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 4:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 4:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 4:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 5:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 5:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 5:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 5:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 6:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 6:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 6:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 6:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 7:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 7:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 7:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 7:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 8:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 8:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 8:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 9:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 9:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 9:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 10:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 10:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 10:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 11:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 11:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 11:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 11:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 12:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 12:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 12:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 12:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 1:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 1:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 1:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 1:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 2:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.71 ft at 2:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 3:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.6 ft at 3:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.58 ft at 3:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 4:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 2.54 ft at 4:15PM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00PM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 2.4 ft 2:00AM Oct 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.7 ft 8:00AM Oct 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.7 ft 2:00PM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 2.5 ft 8:00PM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 2.4 ft 2:00AM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00AM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 2:00PM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00PM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 2.3 ft 2:00AM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00AM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 2:00PM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 2.5 ft 8:00PM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 2.3 ft 2:00AM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00AM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 2:00PM Oct 26, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesTKSN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:36PM Oct 22, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:20AM Oct 22)Latest observed value: 2.54 ft at 4:15 PM EDT 22-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading affected by reservoir operations.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Tuckasegee River at Bryson City are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:15.5
Moderate Flood Stage:13.5
Flood Stage:10
Action Stage:8

Historical Crests
(1) 15.96 ft on 08/30/1940
(2) 14.25 ft on 03/28/1994
(3) 14.20 ft on 03/18/1999
(4) 14.00 ft on 11/19/1906
(5) 14.00 ft on 02/12/1900
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.48 ft on 09/10/1925
(2) 1.46 ft on 10/06/1986
(3) 1.47 ft on 10/04/2007
(4) 1.52 ft on 10/17/2001
(5) 1.56 ft on 10/23/1998
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17 EXPECT NEAR RECORD FLOODING OF THE CITY.
16 EVERETT STREET AND SLOPE STREET BRIDGES WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER.
15 HIGH WATER LEVELS ON THE TUCKASEEGEE RIVER WILL CAUSE BACKWATER EFFECTS ALONG DEEP CREEK. THE DEEP CREEK CAMPGROUND AND BRIDGE WILL BE SHUT DOWN DUE TO FLOODING. FURTHER FLOODING OF BUILDINGS IN TOWN WILL OCCUR.
13.5 STORES ALONG GIBSON AND ISLAND STREETS WILL BE FLOODED. FLOODING AT THIS LEVEL WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE FLOODING THAT OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2004.
12 BUSINESSES NEAR EVERETT STREET AND ALONG ISLAND AND CARRINGER STEETS WILL FLOOD. IN WHITTIER, BUSINESSES ALONG THE RIVER WILL HAVE WATER IN THEIR LOADING DOCKS.
11 THE RIVER WILL OVERFLOW IT'S BANKS IN THE PARK DOWNTOWN, AND LOW LYING AEAS ALONG ISLAND AND COLLINS STREETS WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD. TOOT HOLLOW BRANCH THAT FLOWS INTO THE RIVER WILL LIKELY OVERFLOW ITS BANKS AND FLOOD AREAS ALONG THE BRANCH ESPECIALLY ALONG WATERS STREET.
10 LOW LYING AREAS BETWEEN BRYSON WALK AND THE RIVER WILL FLOOD. UPSTREAM BETWEEN MAIN STREET AND THE RIVER, LOW LYING AREAS INCLUDING PARTS OF THE BEAR HUNTER CAMPGROUND WILL FLOOD.
9 RIVER WILL OVERFLOW IT'S BANKS AND WILL BEGIN TO MOVE INTO THE BEAR HUNTER CAMPGROUND NEAR BRYSON CITY.
3.5 3.5 TO 4 INCH IN 12 HRS CAUSED FLOODING ALONG TOOT HOLLOW BRANCH AND BRYSON BRANCH ESPECIALLY ALONG WATERS STREET. THE TUCKASEGEE RIVER TO RISE FROM 2.29 TO 9.11 FT.
1.4 1.4 INCH IN ONE HOUR HERE AND JUST SOUTH OF THE CITY ON JENKINS BRANCH WILL LIKELY CAUSE FLOODING. TKSN7 HAD 2.28 IN IN 2 HOURS.
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(1) gage site at Byron City on Tuckasegee river
(2) looking upstream on Tuckasegee River
(3) looking downstream on Tuckasegee River
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Latitude: 35.427500° N, Longitude: 83.446944° 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 1714.54 ft 1724.54 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=TKSN7&hsa=GSP&rfc=lmrfc (best viewed with FireFox software)
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