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Elk River at Clay Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.12 ft at 8:00AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.11 ft at 8:15AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.11 ft at 8:30AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.1 ft at 8:45AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.09 ft at 9:00AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 9:15AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 9:30AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.07 ft at 9:45AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.07 ft at 10:00AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.06 ft at 10:15AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.06 ft at 10:30AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 10:45AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:00AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 11:15AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:30AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 11:45AM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 12:00PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 12:15PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.03 ft at 12:30PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 12:45PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 1:00PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 1:15PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 1:30PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 1:45PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 2:00PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 2:15PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 2:30PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.06 ft at 2:45PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.06 ft at 3:00PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.07 ft at 3:15PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.07 ft at 3:30PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.07 ft at 3:45PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 4:00PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 4:15PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.09 ft at 4:30PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.1 ft at 4:45PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.1 ft at 5:00PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.1 ft at 5:15PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.1 ft at 5:30PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.12 ft at 5:45PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.13 ft at 6:00PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.13 ft at 6:15PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 6:30PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.17 ft at 6:45PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.19 ft at 7:00PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.2 ft at 7:15PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 7:30PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.23 ft at 7:45PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.25 ft at 8:00PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.27 ft at 8:15PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.3 ft at 8:30PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.33 ft at 8:45PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.36 ft at 9:00PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.39 ft at 9:15PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.43 ft at 9:30PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.47 ft at 9:45PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.51 ft at 10:00PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.55 ft at 10:15PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.59 ft at 10:30PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.64 ft at 10:45PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.68 ft at 11:00PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.74 ft at 11:15PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.8 ft at 11:30PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.86 ft at 11:45PM Apr 25, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:00AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 12:15AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:30AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.18 ft at 12:45AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.26 ft at 1:00AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.34 ft at 1:15AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.43 ft at 1:30AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.5 ft at 1:45AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.58 ft at 2:00AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.64 ft at 2:15AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.69 ft at 2:30AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.74 ft at 2:45AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.79 ft at 3:00AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.83 ft at 3:15AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.87 ft at 3:30AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.91 ft at 3:45AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.94 ft at 4:00AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 5.98 ft at 4:15AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.02 ft at 4:30AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 4:45AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.06 ft at 5:00AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.09 ft at 5:15AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.11 ft at 5:30AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.14 ft at 5:45AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.16 ft at 6:00AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.18 ft at 6:15AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.2 ft at 6:30AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.22 ft at 6:45AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.23 ft at 7:00AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.26 ft at 7:15AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.27 ft at 7:30AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 7:45AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.31 ft at 8:00AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.32 ft at 8:15AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.32 ft at 8:30AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.34 ft at 8:45AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.35 ft at 9:00AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.35 ft at 9:15AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.36 ft at 9:30AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.36 ft at 9:45AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.36 ft at 10:00AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.36 ft at 10:15AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.36 ft at 10:30AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.36 ft at 10:45AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.35 ft at 11:00AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.34 ft at 11:15AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.33 ft at 11:30AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.32 ft at 11:45AM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.32 ft at 12:00PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 12:15PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 12:30PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.27 ft at 12:45PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.25 ft at 1:00PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.24 ft at 1:15PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.23 ft at 1:30PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.2 ft at 1:45PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.2 ft at 2:00PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.18 ft at 2:15PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.16 ft at 2:30PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.15 ft at 2:45PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.14 ft at 3:00PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.13 ft at 3:15PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.11 ft at 3:30PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.09 ft at 3:45PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.08 ft at 4:00PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.07 ft at 4:15PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.06 ft at 4:30PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.05 ft at 4:45PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.03 ft at 5:00PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.02 ft at 5:15PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.03 ft at 5:30PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.02 ft at 5:45PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.03 ft at 6:00PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.03 ft at 6:15PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 6:30PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.07 ft at 6:45PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.09 ft at 7:00PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.14 ft at 7:15PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.18 ft at 7:30PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.23 ft at 7:45PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.29 ft at 8:00PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.35 ft at 8:15PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.42 ft at 8:30PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.49 ft at 8:45PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.56 ft at 9:00PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.63 ft at 9:15PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.69 ft at 9:30PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.76 ft at 9:45PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.8 ft at 10:00PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.85 ft at 10:15PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.92 ft at 10:30PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.95 ft at 10:45PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 6.99 ft at 11:00PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 7.03 ft at 11:15PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 7.07 ft at 11:30PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 7.08 ft at 11:45PM Apr 26, 2015Observed: 7.11 ft at 12:00AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.12 ft at 12:15AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.14 ft at 12:30AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.15 ft at 12:45AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.17 ft at 1:00AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.18 ft at 1:15AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.18 ft at 1:30AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.19 ft at 1:45AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.19 ft at 2:00AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.2 ft at 2:15AM Apr 27, 2015Highest Observation: 7.21 ft at 2:30AM Apr 27, 2015Highest Observation: 7.21 ft at 2:45AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.2 ft at 3:00AM Apr 27, 2015Highest Observation: 7.21 ft at 3:15AM Apr 27, 2015Highest Observation: 7.21 ft at 3:30AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.19 ft at 3:45AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.19 ft at 4:00AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.19 ft at 4:15AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.19 ft at 4:30AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.18 ft at 4:45AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.18 ft at 5:00AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.17 ft at 5:15AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.17 ft at 5:30AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.17 ft at 5:45AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.16 ft at 6:00AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.15 ft at 6:15AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.14 ft at 6:30AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.15 ft at 6:45AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.14 ft at 7:00AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.13 ft at 7:15AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.13 ft at 7:30AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.12 ft at 7:45AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.11 ft at 8:00AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.11 ft at 8:15AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.1 ft at 8:30AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.1 ft at 8:45AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.08 ft at 9:00AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.08 ft at 9:15AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.08 ft at 9:30AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.07 ft at 9:45AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.07 ft at 10:00AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.05 ft at 10:15AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.06 ft at 10:30AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.03 ft at 10:45AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.03 ft at 11:00AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.03 ft at 11:15AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.03 ft at 11:30AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.03 ft at 11:45AM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.02 ft at 12:00PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.01 ft at 12:15PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7.01 ft at 12:30PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7 ft at 12:45PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7 ft at 1:00PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 7 ft at 1:15PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.99 ft at 1:30PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.97 ft at 1:45PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.96 ft at 2:00PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.95 ft at 2:15PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.96 ft at 2:30PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.95 ft at 2:45PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.93 ft at 3:00PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.94 ft at 3:15PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.92 ft at 3:30PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.92 ft at 3:45PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.91 ft at 4:00PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.91 ft at 4:15PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.9 ft at 4:30PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.91 ft at 4:45PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.9 ft at 5:00PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.89 ft at 5:15PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.88 ft at 5:30PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.88 ft at 5:45PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.87 ft at 6:00PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.86 ft at 6:15PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.86 ft at 6:30PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.85 ft at 6:45PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.84 ft at 7:00PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.85 ft at 7:15PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.84 ft at 7:30PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.83 ft at 7:45PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.82 ft at 8:00PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.82 ft at 8:15PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.82 ft at 8:30PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.82 ft at 8:45PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.8 ft at 9:00PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.79 ft at 9:15PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.79 ft at 9:30PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.78 ft at 9:45PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.78 ft at 10:00PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.78 ft at 10:15PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.77 ft at 10:30PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.77 ft at 10:45PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.77 ft at 11:00PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.76 ft at 11:15PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.75 ft at 11:30PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.74 ft at 11:45PM Apr 27, 2015Observed: 6.74 ft at 12:00AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.74 ft at 12:15AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.74 ft at 12:30AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.72 ft at 12:45AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.71 ft at 1:00AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.7 ft at 1:15AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.7 ft at 1:30AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.68 ft at 1:45AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.68 ft at 2:00AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.66 ft at 2:15AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.65 ft at 2:30AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.64 ft at 2:45AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.63 ft at 3:00AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.62 ft at 3:15AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.61 ft at 3:30AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.6 ft at 3:45AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.58 ft at 4:00AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.57 ft at 4:15AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:30AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:45AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:00AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.53 ft at 5:15AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.51 ft at 5:30AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 5:45AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.49 ft at 6:00AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.49 ft at 6:15AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.48 ft at 6:30AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.46 ft at 6:45AM Apr 28, 2015Observed: 6.46 ft at 7:00AM Apr 28, 2015CLYW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:48AM Apr 28, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.46 ft at 7:00 AM EDT 28-Apr-2015. Flood Stage is 18 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Elk River at Clay 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: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 32.40 ft on 03/14/1918
(2) 31.00 ft on 01/01/1861
(3) 26.60 ft on 02/05/1932
(4) 26.50 ft on 07/04/1932
(5) 25.40 ft on 02/04/1939
(6) 23.60 ft on 05/12/1924
(7) 23.50 ft on 04/16/1932
(8) 23.00 ft on 10/03/1929
(9) 23.00 ft on 03/01/1997
(10) 22.80 ft on 03/15/1967
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.71 ft on 03/05/2015
(2) 19.45 ft on 12/07/2013
(3) 14.79 ft on 01/31/2013
(4) 20.96 ft on 11/19/2003
(5) 23.00 ft on 03/01/1997
(6) 21.84 ft on 07/31/1996
(7) 17.50 ft on 01/19/1996
(8) 20.83 ft on 12/03/1991
(9) 18.33 ft on 12/09/1978
(10) 18.40 ft on 01/26/1978
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.13 ft on 09/22/1959
(2) -0.04 ft on 10/16/1953
(3) 0.01 ft on 09/11/1925
(4) 0.01 ft on 07/27/1936
(5) 0.02 ft on 08/12/1930
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30 Most business and buildings in clay next to the river are flooded. Major flooding occurring.
29 Route 16 in clay starts to flood. Some business in town are flooded.
25 The low end of the vacant car dealership, hardware store, more homes in pisgah section and in the northern end of clay are flooded.
20 Homes in the pisgah section of clay and a few homes on the north side of clay are flooded between 20 and 22 feet.
18 Water floods some basements near and downstream from the pisgah bridge.
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Latitude: 38.460556° N, Longitude: 81.088333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18 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 29 677.460 ft 695.460 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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