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Elk River at Clay Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 7.42 ft at 4:00AM Jun 30, 2015Highest Observation: 7.42 ft at 4:15AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.41 ft at 4:30AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.41 ft at 4:45AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.41 ft at 5:00AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.39 ft at 5:15AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.4 ft at 5:30AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.4 ft at 5:45AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.4 ft at 6:00AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.38 ft at 6:15AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.38 ft at 6:30AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.37 ft at 6:45AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.36 ft at 7:00AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.36 ft at 7:15AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.35 ft at 7:30AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.33 ft at 7:45AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.34 ft at 8:00AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.32 ft at 8:15AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.33 ft at 8:30AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.31 ft at 8:45AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.31 ft at 9:00AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.3 ft at 9:15AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.3 ft at 9:30AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.27 ft at 9:45AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.28 ft at 10:00AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.27 ft at 10:15AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.26 ft at 10:30AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.24 ft at 10:45AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.24 ft at 11:00AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.23 ft at 11:15AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.22 ft at 11:30AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.2 ft at 11:45AM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.21 ft at 12:00PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.19 ft at 12:15PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.18 ft at 12:30PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.17 ft at 12:45PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.17 ft at 1:00PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.15 ft at 1:15PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.13 ft at 1:30PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.13 ft at 1:45PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.12 ft at 2:00PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.11 ft at 2:15PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.09 ft at 2:30PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.1 ft at 2:45PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.08 ft at 3:00PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.08 ft at 3:15PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.07 ft at 3:30PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.06 ft at 3:45PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.06 ft at 4:00PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.03 ft at 4:15PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.04 ft at 4:30PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.02 ft at 4:45PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7.01 ft at 5:00PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 7 ft at 5:15PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.98 ft at 5:30PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.96 ft at 5:45PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.94 ft at 6:00PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.92 ft at 6:15PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.9 ft at 6:30PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.87 ft at 6:45PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.85 ft at 7:00PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.8 ft at 7:15PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.77 ft at 7:30PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.73 ft at 7:45PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.69 ft at 8:00PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.65 ft at 8:15PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.6 ft at 8:30PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.55 ft at 8:45PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.5 ft at 9:00PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.45 ft at 9:15PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.4 ft at 9:30PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.33 ft at 9:45PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.28 ft at 10:00PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.22 ft at 10:15PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.15 ft at 10:30PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.1 ft at 10:45PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 6.04 ft at 11:00PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 5.98 ft at 11:15PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 5.93 ft at 11:30PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 5.87 ft at 11:45PM Jun 30, 2015Observed: 5.81 ft at 12:00AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:15AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.7 ft at 12:30AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.65 ft at 12:45AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.6 ft at 1:00AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.55 ft at 1:15AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.5 ft at 1:30AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.46 ft at 1:45AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.41 ft at 2:00AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:15AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.33 ft at 2:30AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.3 ft at 2:45AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.26 ft at 3:00AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.23 ft at 3:15AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.2 ft at 3:30AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.17 ft at 3:45AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 4:00AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 4:15AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:30AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.07 ft at 4:45AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 5:00AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.04 ft at 5:15AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 5:30AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 5:45AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 6:00AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:15AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 6:30AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:45AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:00AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:15AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.92 ft at 7:30AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.91 ft at 7:45AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.91 ft at 8:00AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.9 ft at 8:15AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.89 ft at 8:30AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:45AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.88 ft at 9:00AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.87 ft at 9:15AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.87 ft at 9:30AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.86 ft at 9:45AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.85 ft at 10:00AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.85 ft at 10:15AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.85 ft at 10:30AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:45AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.84 ft at 11:00AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.83 ft at 11:15AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.83 ft at 11:30AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.82 ft at 11:45AM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.83 ft at 12:00PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.81 ft at 12:15PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.82 ft at 12:30PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.81 ft at 12:45PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.81 ft at 1:00PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.8 ft at 1:15PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.8 ft at 1:30PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.79 ft at 1:45PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.8 ft at 2:00PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.79 ft at 2:15PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.79 ft at 2:30PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.78 ft at 2:45PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.78 ft at 3:00PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.78 ft at 3:15PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.77 ft at 3:30PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.77 ft at 3:45PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.76 ft at 4:00PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.77 ft at 4:15PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.76 ft at 4:30PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.75 ft at 4:45PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.75 ft at 5:00PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.74 ft at 5:15PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.74 ft at 5:30PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.74 ft at 5:45PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.73 ft at 6:00PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.72 ft at 6:15PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.71 ft at 6:30PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.71 ft at 6:45PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.69 ft at 7:00PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.68 ft at 7:15PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.66 ft at 7:30PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.64 ft at 7:45PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.63 ft at 8:00PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.6 ft at 8:15PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.58 ft at 8:30PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.55 ft at 8:45PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.52 ft at 9:00PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.49 ft at 9:15PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.46 ft at 9:30PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.43 ft at 9:45PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.4 ft at 10:00PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.37 ft at 10:15PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.33 ft at 10:30PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.29 ft at 10:45PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.26 ft at 11:00PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.23 ft at 11:15PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.19 ft at 11:30PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 11:45PM Jul 01, 2015Observed: 4.12 ft at 12:00AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 4.09 ft at 12:15AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 12:30AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 4.01 ft at 12:45AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.98 ft at 1:00AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.95 ft at 1:15AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.91 ft at 1:30AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.88 ft at 1:45AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.85 ft at 2:00AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.82 ft at 2:15AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.78 ft at 2:30AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 2:45AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 3:00AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 3:15AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 3:30AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 3:45AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.61 ft at 4:00AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 4:15AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:30AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.51 ft at 4:45AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.48 ft at 5:00AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.45 ft at 5:15AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.42 ft at 5:30AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.38 ft at 5:45AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:00AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.32 ft at 6:15AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.3 ft at 6:30AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.26 ft at 6:45AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 7:00AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.21 ft at 7:15AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.18 ft at 7:30AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.15 ft at 7:45AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.12 ft at 8:00AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.1 ft at 8:15AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.08 ft at 8:30AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.06 ft at 8:45AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 9:00AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3.02 ft at 9:15AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 3 ft at 9:30AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.99 ft at 9:45AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:00AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.96 ft at 10:15AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.95 ft at 10:30AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.95 ft at 10:45AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.94 ft at 11:00AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.93 ft at 11:15AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.93 ft at 11:30AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.93 ft at 11:45AM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:00PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.95 ft at 12:15PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:30PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:45PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:00PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:15PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:30PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.94 ft at 1:45PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.93 ft at 2:00PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.93 ft at 2:15PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.92 ft at 2:30PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.91 ft at 2:45PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.91 ft at 3:00PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:15PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:30PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:45PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:00PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.86 ft at 4:15PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.85 ft at 4:30PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.85 ft at 4:45PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.84 ft at 5:00PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 5:15PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 5:30PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 5:45PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.82 ft at 6:00PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.82 ft at 6:15PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.81 ft at 6:30PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.81 ft at 6:45PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:00PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:15PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:30PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:45PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 8:00PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 8:15PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 8:30PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 8:45PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 9:00PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:15PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:30PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 9:45PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:00PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:15PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:30PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:45PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:00PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:15PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 11:30PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 11:45PM Jul 02, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:00AM Jul 03, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:15AM Jul 03, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:30AM Jul 03, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 12:45AM Jul 03, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:00AM Jul 03, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:15AM Jul 03, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:30AM Jul 03, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:45AM Jul 03, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:00AM Jul 03, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:15AM Jul 03, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 2:30AM Jul 03, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 2:45AM Jul 03, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 3:00AM Jul 03, 2015CLYW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:48AM Jul 3, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.79 ft at 3:00 AM EDT 3-Jul-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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