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Contentnea Creek at Hookerton, NC (HOKN7)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

42.0*28.3*
Record Crest: 28.28 ft
41.027.3
40.026.3
39.025.3
38.024.3
37.023.3
36.022.3
35.021.3
34.020.3
33.019.3
32.018.3

Major Flooding Begins

31.017.3
30.016.3

Moderate Flooding Begins

29.015.3
28.014.3
27.013.3

Minor Flooding Begins

26.012.3

Near Flooding Begins

* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Newport/Morehead City, NC Southeast River Forecast Center
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8.1 ft at 12/09/2016 09:00:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.28 ft on 09/18/1999
(2) 24.15 ft on 10/11/2016
(3) 23.30 ft on 09/01/1928
(4) 22.10 ft on 10/07/1964
(5) 18.95 ft on 10/01/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.15 ft on 10/11/2016
(2) 13.20 ft on 01/18/2014
(3) 13.10 ft on 01/14/2014
(4) 14.33 ft on 07/08/2013
(5) 11.20 ft on 03/09/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.47 ft on 10/28/1933
(2) 3.63 ft on 09/04/1993
(3) 3.73 ft on 10/11/1994

Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.

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28 Devastating flooding of all areas along Contentnea Creek. Numerous residences completely underwater. Most of the town of Grifton flooded along with residents of Tick Bite. The Green Street bridge in Snow Hill will go underwater and businesses and homes in town will flood. Many homes on the north side of the creek between Snow Hill and Hookerton will be severely inundated. All roads in and around the creek will be impassable. This is comparable to the flood after Hurricane Floyd.
26 Disastrous flooding in all areas from Grifton to Tick Bite. In Grifton, nearly all homes between Queen St and the creek will flood. Flooding south of the creek in Lenoir County is disastrous. Many homes entirely underwater including most homes in Tick Bite. HWY 123 in Hookerton will flood along with HWY 11 north of Grifton. In Snow Hill, homes will be inundated along Beaman Old Creek Rd., and along HWY 91 near Greene Central HS. Most roads north of the creek will be underwater with numerous homes flooded.
24 Numerous homes and roads on the north side of the creek will be inundated especially along Four Way Rd. & Ormondsville Rd. In Snow Hill, properties along Mill St. will flood. Homes along Beaman Old Creek Rd. will be inundated, and water will surround homes on NC 91 near Greene Central HS. In Grifton, HWY 118 will become impassable east of the bridge. Flood waters will inundate roads and properties up to Main St. Businesses along HWY 11 near Grifton may be inundated. Many homes in Tick Bite will flood.
20 Low areas on the south side of Snow Hill start to flood. Several homes on the north side of the creek from Snow Hill to Hookerton will start to flood. Water up to the Highway 118 (Highland Blvd) bridge in Grifton. Widespread flooding in Grifton and Tick Bite.
18 Water floods some homes along Water St. in Grifton as well as some businesses just to the east of the bridge on Highway 118. Water will surround many homes in Tick Bite. Highway 123 just north of the bridge in Hookerton will flood. Water will threaten homes on Loop Road and Four Way Rd. between Snow Hill and Hookerton.
16 Water will threaten several homes in Tick Bite and may inundate Tick Bite Rd. Minor flooding will occur in Grifton along Water St. and Creekshore Drive. Water may also begin to threaten residents on Loop Road between Snow hill and Hookerton.
13 Minor flooding of low lying areas adjacent to creek can be expected. Water will approach some yards in Tick Bite.
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Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.