Skip Navigation

weather.gov

NOAA - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Navbar left image Home News Organization
Navbar End cap

N.E. Cape Fear River near Burgaw, NC (BGWN7)


Data Type




Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage


Major Flooding Begins

Record Crest: 22.48 ft
12.0 13.0
11.0 12.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

10.0 11.0
9.0 10.0
* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Wilmington, NC Southeast River Forecast Center

Loading inundation layers...

Hydrograph River at a Glance Download Inundation
Mapping
Find your location by address or ZIP code:

Click on mapped inundation to see water depth values for that location.

Current Stage:
2.3 ft at 10/23/2014 04:30:00 UTC
Selected Inundation
Mouse Location

North Arrow

Inundation Legend Inundation Legend
USGS Gauge Location Gauge Location

Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.

Gauge Information Collapse

Map Overlays

Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:16
Moderate Flood Stage:12
Flood Stage:10
Action Stage:7

Historical Crests
(1) 22.48 ft on 09/19/1999
(2) 16.64 ft on 09/05/2006
(3) 15.37 ft on 11/26/2006
(4) 15.31 ft on 10/04/2010
(5) 13.41 ft on 07/06/2013
Show More Historical Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.50 ft on 12/17/2007
(2) -0.18 ft on 01/02/2002
(3) -0.17 ft on 05/13/2010
(4) -0.05 ft on 07/23/2010
(5) -0.02 ft on 04/26/2001
Show More Low Water Records

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.

Flood Impacts Collapse
If you notice any errors in the below information, please contact our Webmaster
22.4 12 miles of Highway 53 are underwater,in some cases 7 feet deep, between the Northeast Cape Fear bridge and Maple Hill. All homes including 60 in River Bend, 20 to 25 in River Birch and 12 in the Alligator Lake subdivision are flooded. 20 to 30 homes in Holly Shelter estates are underwater. In the Sandy Bend subdivision, off Shaw Highway, 40 to 50 homes, which is half of the homes in the subdivision sustain flooding. Portions of Croomsbridge, Island Creek and White Stocking Roads are underwater.
16.5 White Stocking Road is closed and floodwaters begin to get into the homes in this area. Highway 53 is closed adjacent to the river. Stag Park Road has water 2 feet deep on it and becomes impassable.
16 Water begins to get into homes, including those that are elevated, in the River Birch and River Bend subdivisions. Floodwaters also get into homes on Croomsbridge Road.
15.25 The approaches to the bridge at Lanes Ferry on Highway 210 may be flooded. Much of White Stocking Road is closed. At the wildlife ramp on Shaw Highway, ramp is underwater and parking lot is half full of water.
14 Floodwaters cause portions of Shaw Highway to be closed between Carl Meeks Road and Lillington Lane. White Stocking Road is also closed from Chorley Road to Mack Williams Lane. Flooding worsens on Highways 210 and 53 but roads remain open.
13.5 Floodwaters begin to affect Highway 53, Highway 210, White Stocking Road, Shaw Highway and Holly Shelter Road. Roads are passable but have water on them.
12.5 Floodwaters cause roads to become impassable in the River Bend, River Birch and Alligator Lake subdivisions off Highway 53. These areas become isolated due to the floodwaters and some evacuations may be needed. In the Holly Shelter Estates subdivision, half of the area has water on the roads due to floodwaters. Approximately 12 homes on Old Maple Hill Road off Shaw Highway become isolated.
12 Flooding worsens in the River Bend, River Birch and Alligator Lake subdivisions off Highway 53 on the east bank of the river. Floodwaters continue to rise on Croomsbridge Road and Old Maple Hill Road. Holly Shelter Estates and the Sandy Bend subdivision begin to be affected.
11.5 Floodwaters begin to affect roads in Alligator Lake subdivision. Flooding worsens in the River Bend and River Birch subdivisions and along Croomsbridge Road and Old Maple Hill Road.
11 Floodwaters continue to rise and affect roads in the River Bend and River Birch subdivisions off Highway 53 along the east bank of the river. Portions of Croomsbridge Road and Old Maple Hill Road become impassable.
10.5 Flood waters cause minor flooding of Croomsbridge Road and Old Maple Hill Road. Some roads in River Bend and River Birch subdivsions become impassable.
10 Minor flooding of roads in the River Bend and River Birch subdivisions. Flooding of Croomsbridge Road begins west of the bridge over the river.
8 Water affects the lowest portions of River Bend Road and River Birch Road.
Other Data Sources Collapse
Resources Collapse
Hydrologic Resources
Additional Resources
Collaborative Agencies Collapse
The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
NWS Information
National Weather Service
Ask Questions/Webmaster
Page last modified: 16-Jul-2014 2:12 AM
Disclaimer
Credits
Glossary
Privacy Policy
About Us
Career Opportunities
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.