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Tar River at Louisburg, NC (LOUN7)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

204.0* 28.3*
203.0* 27.3*
202.0* 26.3*
Record Crest: 26.05 ft
201.0 25.3
200.0 24.3
199.0 23.3

Major Flooding Begins

198.0 22.3

Moderate Flooding Begins

197.0 21.3
196.0 20.3

Minor Flooding Begins


Near Flooding Begins

195.0 19.3
194.0 18.3
193.0 17.3
192.0 16.3
191.0 15.3
190.0 14.3
189.0 13.3
188.0 12.3
* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Raleigh, NC Southeast River Forecast Center

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:23
Moderate Flood Stage:22
Flood Stage:20
Action Stage:20

Historical Crests
(1) 26.05 ft on 09/17/1999
(2) 25.34 ft on 09/07/1996
(3) 24.36 ft on 04/28/1978
(4) 23.00 ft on 07/16/1975
(5) 21.77 ft on 10/13/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.21 ft on 07/23/1986
(2) 3.45 ft on 09/20/1985
(3) 3.53 ft on 10/08/1986
(4) 3.69 ft on 10/11/1981
(5) 3.81 ft on 09/26/1980
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37 WATER REACHES THE ROAD SURFACE OF THE US401 BRIDGE.
34 SOUTH MAIN STREET BRIDGE IS COVERED BY 5 FEET DEEP WATER.
29 WATER REACHES THE ROAD LEVEL OF THE MAIN STREET BRIDGE. FLOODING REACHES BUSINESSES ON MAIN AND NASH STREETS. GROUNDS OF LOUISBURG SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT (NEAR THE MOUTH OF FOX SWAMP) IS COVERED WITH WATER.
25 SIGNIFICANT FLOODING PROBLEMS AT BUSINESSES ALONG JOHNSON...COURT...ELM...AND SHORT STREETS.
23 MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. HOMES AND BUSINESSES ALONG JOHNSON STREET FLOOD.
22 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE. FLOODING IN PRUITT AND SHANNON VILLAGES ON THE EAST SIDE OF TOWN.
20 MINOR FLOOD STAGE. BANKS OVERFLOW AT MAIN STREET. RIVER BEND PARK IS FLOODED AND STORM DRAINS ARE INUNDATED ALONG THE RIVER.
18 BANKFULL IN THE VICINITY OF MAIN STREET. MINOR FLOODING BEGINS IN RIVER BEND PARK 0.1 MILES UPSTREAM OF MAIN STREET.
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(4) LOUN7 Gage site about 0.2 miles downstream from the Main Street Bridge
(5) LOUN7 From the Main Street Bridge facing downstream towards the gage, which is about 0.2 miles downs
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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.