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Cape Fear River at Lock 1 Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 15.12 ft at 9:45PM Nov 14, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 10:00PM Nov 14, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 10:15PM Nov 14, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 10:30PM Nov 14, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 10:45PM Nov 14, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 11:00PM Nov 14, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 11:15PM Nov 14, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 11:30PM Nov 14, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 11:45PM Nov 14, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 12:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 12:15AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 12:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 12:45AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 1:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 1:15AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 1:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 1:45AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 2:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 2:15AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 2:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 2:45AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.12 ft at 3:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 3:15AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 3:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 3:45AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 4:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 4:15AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 4:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 4:45AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 5:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.14 ft at 5:15AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 5:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.14 ft at 5:45AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 6:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 6:15AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.13 ft at 6:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.14 ft at 6:45AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.14 ft at 7:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.14 ft at 7:15AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 7:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.14 ft at 7:45AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.14 ft at 8:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.14 ft at 8:15AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.14 ft at 8:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 8:45AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 9:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 9:15AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 9:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 9:45AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 10:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 10:15AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 10:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 10:45AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 11:00AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 11:15AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 11:30AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.16 ft at 11:45AM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 12:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 12:15PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 12:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.15 ft at 12:45PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.16 ft at 1:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.16 ft at 1:15PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.16 ft at 1:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.16 ft at 1:45PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 2:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 2:15PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 2:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 2:45PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 3:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 3:15PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 3:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 3:45PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 4:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 4:15PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 4:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 4:45PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 5:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.16 ft at 5:15PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 5:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 5:45PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.16 ft at 6:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.16 ft at 6:15PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.16 ft at 6:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 6:45PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 7:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 7:15PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 7:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 7:45PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 8:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 8:15PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 8:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 8:45PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 9:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.16 ft at 9:15PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 9:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 9:45PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 10:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 10:15PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 10:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 10:45PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 11:00PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 11:15PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 11:30PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 11:45PM Nov 15, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 12:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 12:15AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 12:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 12:45AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 1:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 1:15AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 1:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 1:45AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 2:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 2:15AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 2:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 2:45AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 3:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.17 ft at 3:15AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 3:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 3:45AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 4:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 4:15AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 4:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 4:45AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 5:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 5:15AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 5:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 5:45AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 6:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 6:15AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 6:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 6:45AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 7:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 7:15AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.18 ft at 7:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.19 ft at 7:45AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.19 ft at 8:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.19 ft at 8:15AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.19 ft at 8:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.19 ft at 8:45AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.19 ft at 9:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.19 ft at 9:15AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.19 ft at 9:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 9:45AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 10:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 10:15AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 10:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 10:45AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 11:00AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 11:15AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 11:30AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 11:45AM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 12:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 12:15PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 12:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 12:45PM Nov 16, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 1:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 1:15PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 1:30PM Nov 16, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 1:45PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 2:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 2:15PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 2:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 2:45PM Nov 16, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 3:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:15PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:45PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 4:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 4:15PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 4:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 4:45PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 5:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 5:15PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 5:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 5:45PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 6:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 6:15PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 6:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 6:45PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 7:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 7:15PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 7:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 7:45PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 8:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 8:15PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 8:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 8:45PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 9:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 9:15PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 9:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 9:45PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 10:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 10:15PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 10:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 10:45PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 11:00PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 11:15PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 11:30PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 11:45PM Nov 16, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 12:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 12:15AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 12:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 12:45AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 2:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 2:15AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 2:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 2:45AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:15AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 3:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:45AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 4:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 4:15AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 4:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 4:45AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 5:00AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 5:15AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 5:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 5:45AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 6:00AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 6:15AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 6:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 6:45AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 7:00AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 7:15AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 7:30AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 7:45AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 8:00AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 8:15AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 8:30AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 8:45AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 10:00AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 10:15AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 10:30AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 10:45AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 11:00AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 11:15AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 11:30AM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 11:45AM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 12:00PM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 12:15PM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 12:30PM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 12:45PM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 1:00PM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 1:15PM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 1:30PM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 1:45PM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 2:00PM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 2:15PM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 2:30PM Nov 17, 2017Highest Observation: 15.22 ft at 2:45PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:15PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:45PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 4:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 4:15PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 4:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 4:45PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 5:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 5:15PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 5:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 5:45PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.21 ft at 6:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 6:15PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 6:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 6:45PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 7:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 7:15PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 7:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 7:45PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 8:00PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 8:15PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 8:30PM Nov 17, 2017Observed: 15.2 ft at 8:45PM Nov 17, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCPFN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:36PM Nov 17, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 15.2 ft at 8:45 PM EST 17-Nov-2017. Flood Stage is 24 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Cape Fear River at Lock 1 are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 26
Flood Stage: 24
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 29.80 ft on 09/23/1945
(2) 28.58 ft on 10/13/2016
(3) 26.00 ft on 10/09/1964
(4) 24.92 ft on 03/03/1979
(5) 24.90 ft on 09/12/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 28.58 ft on 10/13/2016
(2) 21.88 ft on 01/05/2016
(3) 22.51 ft on 12/28/2015
(4) 20.77 ft on 11/07/2015
(5) 21.13 ft on 10/07/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 13.97 ft on 08/10/2002
(2) 14.28 ft on 10/18/2007
(3) 14.45 ft on 09/12/2007
(4) 14.46 ft on 11/11/2006
(5) 14.52 ft on 08/16/2007
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50 Water levels will reach the the height of the bluff on which the lockmasters residence is located.
28 Flood waters will near the flood of record. At 30 feet, this is above the flood of record and flood waters reach the instrument shelter.
26 Moderate flooding of swamps and low lands. Flooding similar to that reached with the remnants of Hurricane Hilda in 1964.
24 Lowland flooding will occur along the riverbed.
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(1) USGS Gage at Cape Fear Lock 1
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Latitude: 34.404444° N, Longitude: 78.293611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 24 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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other -2.90000009536743 ft 21.0999999046326 ft  

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