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Lynches River at Effingham Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 9.26 ft at 6:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.25 ft at 7:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.24 ft at 8:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.22 ft at 9:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.21 ft at 10:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.19 ft at 11:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.17 ft at 12:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.16 ft at 1:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.14 ft at 2:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.13 ft at 3:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.11 ft at 4:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.09 ft at 5:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.07 ft at 6:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.05 ft at 7:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.03 ft at 8:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 9.01 ft at 9:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 8.99 ft at 10:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 8.97 ft at 11:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 8.95 ft at 12:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.93 ft at 1:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.91 ft at 2:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.89 ft at 3:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.86 ft at 4:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.84 ft at 5:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.82 ft at 6:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.8 ft at 7:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.77 ft at 8:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.71 ft at 9:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.7 ft at 10:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.68 ft at 11:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.67 ft at 12:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.64 ft at 1:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.61 ft at 2:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.59 ft at 3:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.57 ft at 4:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.54 ft at 5:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.52 ft at 6:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.5 ft at 7:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.47 ft at 8:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.45 ft at 9:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.42 ft at 10:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.4 ft at 11:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 8.37 ft at 12:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 8.35 ft at 1:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 8.32 ft at 2:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 8.29 ft at 3:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 8.27 ft at 4:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 8.24 ft at 5:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 8.21 ft at 6:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 8.19 ft at 7:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 8.15 ft at 8:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 8.12 ft at 9:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 8.09 ft at 10:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 8.06 ft at 11:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 8.02 ft at 12:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 1:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 2:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 7.91 ft at 3:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 7.9 ft at 4:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 7.86 ft at 5:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 7.8 ft at 7:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 7.76 ft at 8:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 7.73 ft at 9:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 7.7 ft at 10:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 7.66 ft at 11:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 7.62 ft at 12:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 7.59 ft at 1:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 7.55 ft at 2:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 7.51 ft at 3:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 7.47 ft at 4:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 7.43 ft at 5:00AM Feb 18, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United States -31 day historyEFFS1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:36AM Feb 18, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 7.43 ft at 5:00 AM EST 18-Feb-2018. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Lynches River at Effingham 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: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.21 ft on 09/22/1945
(2) 20.00 ft on 08/30/1908
(3) 19.73 ft on 10/06/2015
(4) 19.40 ft on 09/24/1928
(5) 19.25 ft on 10/07/1929
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.90 ft on 05/02/2017
(2) 12.73 ft on 10/16/2016
(3) 17.76 ft on 10/10/2016
(4) 15.48 ft on 01/06/2016
(5) 16.28 ft on 12/29/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.72 ft on 08/13/2002
(2) 0.94 ft on 07/25/2011
(3) 0.96 ft on 07/02/2011
(4) 1.00 ft on 09/19/2009
(5) 1.02 ft on 10/05/2009
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21 Near record flooding will occur.
18 Extensive flooding will occur.
17.5 Extensive flooding will occur along the river. In addition, flood waters will affect some residential areas up stream near the Sumter County line.
16.5 Water will enter some homes along Roundtree Road. Several homes will be isolated along North Old Georgetown, Roundtree, and Bengause Roads near Effingham and New Hope.
16 Flood waters will affect several homes along the river and isolate those residents without boats.
15.5 Flood waters will affect portions of North Old Georgetown, Roundtree and Bengause Roads near Effingham and New Hope. The roads will be impassable in places.
15 Flood waters will affect roads near Effingham and New Hope. North Old Georgetown, Roundtree and Bengause Roads will flood in low lying areas near the river.
14 Flooding will affect low lying areas along the river.
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Latitude: 34.051389° N, Longitude: 79.754167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 14 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 58.4900016784668 ft 72.4900016784668 ft  

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