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Waccamaw River near Conway Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Forecast: 6.7 ft 2:00AM Jun 26, 2017Highest Forecast: 6.7 ft 8:00AM Jun 26, 2017Highest Forecast: 6.7 ft 2:00PM Jun 26, 2017Highest Forecast: 6.7 ft 8:00PM Jun 26, 2017Highest Forecast: 6.7 ft 2:00AM Jun 27, 2017Highest Forecast: 6.7 ft 8:00AM Jun 27, 2017Highest Forecast: 6.7 ft 2:00PM Jun 27, 2017Highest Forecast: 6.7 ft 8:00PM Jun 27, 2017Highest Forecast: 6.7 ft 2:00AM Jun 28, 2017Highest Forecast: 6.7 ft 8:00AM Jun 28, 2017Forecast: 6.6 ft 2:00PM Jun 28, 2017Forecast: 6.6 ft 8:00PM Jun 28, 2017Forecast: 6.6 ft 2:00AM Jun 29, 2017Forecast: 6.6 ft 8:00AM Jun 29, 2017Forecast: 6.5 ft 2:00PM Jun 29, 2017Forecast: 6.5 ft 8:00PM Jun 29, 2017Forecast: 6.5 ft 2:00AM Jun 30, 2017Forecast: 6.5 ft 8:00AM Jun 30, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCNWS1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:21PM Jun 25, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 9:55AM Jun 25)Latest observed value: 7.85 ft at 1:15 PM EDT 22-Jun-2017. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Waccamaw River near Conway are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.87 ft on 10/18/2016
(2) 17.81 ft on 09/30/1928
(3) 17.61 ft on 09/27/1999
(4) 16.20 ft on 10/10/2015
(5) 16.07 ft on 10/08/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.87 ft on 10/18/2016
(2) 15.11 ft on 10/10/2016
(3) 10.52 ft on 09/21/2016
(4) 10.90 ft on 03/04/2016
(5) 12.49 ft on 02/25/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.71 ft on 01/21/1928
(2) 3.71 ft on 01/29/1934
(3) 3.71 ft on 01/18/1920
(4) 3.81 ft on 12/01/1933
(5) 3.81 ft on 12/30/1909
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15 Residential flooding will continue to worsen. The Conway Marina will be flooded. Railroad trestles in downtown Conway will flood at 15.9 feet.
14 Flood waters will worsen and affect several residential properties and roads at Riverfront South, Lees Landing, Savannah Bluff, Pitch Landing, Jackson Bluff and Bucksville.
13 Flooding will occur in residential areas off Business 501, Highway 905 and Highway 90. Water levels one foot deep will surround approximately 20 homes in the Savannah Bluff area. Flood waters will also surround homes in the Lees Landing, Pitch Landing and Riverfront South communities. Flooding will occur near a few homes on Oak Street as well as at Punch Bowl and Pitch Landing.
12 Flooding will worsen in the Lees Landing, Riverfront South, Pitch Landing and Savannah Bluff communities. Flood waters will begin to affect homes north of Conway on Riverside Drive. Swamps will be heavily flooded.
11 Water will begin to cause minor flooding of yards and a few roads in the Lees Landing, Pitch Landing, Savannah Bluff, and Riverfront South communities. Overflow of vast uninhabited swamp and natural boat landings will occur.
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Latitude: 33.832778° N, Longitude: 79.044167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 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 -5.06 ft 5.94 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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