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French Broad River at Fletcher Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 4.69 ft at 2:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 2:15AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 2:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 2:45AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 3:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 3:15AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 3:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 3:45AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 4:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 4:15AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 4:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 4:45AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 5:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 5:15AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 5:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 5:45AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.68 ft at 6:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 6:15AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 6:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 6:45AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 7:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 7:15AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 7:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.66 ft at 7:45AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.66 ft at 8:00AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.66 ft at 8:15AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.65 ft at 8:30AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.65 ft at 8:45AM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.62 ft at 12:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.62 ft at 12:15PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 12:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 12:45PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 1:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 1:15PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 1:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 1:45PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:15PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 2:45PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 3:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 3:15PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 3:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 3:45PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 4:00PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 4:15PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 4:30PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 4:45PM Sep 16, 2014Observed: 4.43 ft at 9:00AM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.43 ft at 9:15AM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.43 ft at 9:30AM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.43 ft at 9:45AM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.43 ft at 10:00AM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.43 ft at 10:15AM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 10:30AM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 10:45AM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 11:00AM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 11:15AM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 11:30AM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 11:45AM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 12:00PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 12:15PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 12:30PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 12:45PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 1:00PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 1:15PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.42 ft at 1:30PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 1:45PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 2:00PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 2:15PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 2:30PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 2:45PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:00PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:15PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:30PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 3:45PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 4:00PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 4:15PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 4:30PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 4:45PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 5:00PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 5:15PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 5:30PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 5:45PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 6:00PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 6:15PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 6:30PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 6:45PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 7:00PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 7:15PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 7:30PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 7:45PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 8:00PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 8:15PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.4 ft at 8:30PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 8:45PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 9:00PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 9:15PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 9:30PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 9:45PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.39 ft at 10:00PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:15PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:30PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:45PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:00PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:15PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.37 ft at 11:30PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.37 ft at 11:45PM Sep 18, 2014Observed: 4.37 ft at 12:00AM Sep 19, 2014Observed: 4.37 ft at 12:15AM Sep 19, 2014Observed: 4.37 ft at 12:30AM Sep 19, 2014Observed: 4.37 ft at 12:45AM Sep 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.4 ft 2:00AM Sep 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.4 ft 8:00AM Sep 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.4 ft 2:00PM Sep 19, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 8:00PM Sep 19, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 2:00AM Sep 20, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 8:00AM Sep 20, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 2:00PM Sep 20, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 8:00PM Sep 20, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 2:00AM Sep 21, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 8:00AM Sep 21, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 2:00PM Sep 21, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 8:00PM Sep 21, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 2:00AM Sep 22, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 8:00AM Sep 22, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 2:00PM Sep 22, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 8:00PM Sep 22, 2014FLCN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:48AM Sep 19, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:25AM Sep 18)Latest observed value: 4.37 ft at 12:45 AM EDT 19-Sep-2014. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

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 at Fletcher are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:20
Moderate Flood Stage:17
Flood Stage:13
Action Stage:12

Historical Crests
(1) 20.13 ft on 09/08/2004
(2) 17.54 ft on 09/17/2004
(3) 15.62 ft on 05/06/2013
(4) 15.01 ft on 07/06/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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22 BRIDGES IN AREA ARE FLOODED
20 FLOODING WILL BE SIMILAR TO THAT WHICH OCCURRED IN SEPT 2004 WITH HURRICANE FRANCES
18 ROADS IN AREA HAVE 2 TO 3 INCHES OF WATER ON THEM AND SOME HOMES WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD. FLOODING WILL BE SIMILAR TO THAT WHICH OCCURRED ON SEPT 17, 2004 WITH HURRICANE IVAN.
16.5 THE RIVER WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD LOCAL ROADS THAT ARE NEAR THE RIVER. HOMES NEAR THE RIVER WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD.
15 HOMES AND BUILDINGS ALONG THE RIVER START TO GET WATER IN BACKYARDS.
13 BUTLER BRIDGE AND BANNER FARM ROADS SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT WILL BE FLOODED.
12 GLEN BRIDGE PARK NEAR PINNER AND GLEN BRIDGE ROADS WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD. THE ROADS ARE NOT FLOODED AT THIS LEVEL BUT WATER IS VERY HIGH AND APPROACHING THE ROADS.
10 BOAT RAMP AND PARTS OF THE PARKING LOT OF WESTFELDT PARK WILL BE FLOODED. FARMLAND ALONG THE RIVER IS FLOODED.
8 GENERAL OVERFLOW OF BANKS OF RIVER INTO FARMLAND...ESPECIALLY ALONG GLEN BRIDGE...SANDY BOTTOM AND PINNER ROADS.
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(1) French Broad river at Fletcher looking downstream
(2) French Broad river at Fletcher looking upstream
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Latitude: 35.428889° N, Longitude: 82.552778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 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 2055.00 2068.00 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 Not Available Not Available  

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