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Tar River at Greenville, NC (PGVN7)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

Record Crest: 29.74 ft
26.0 29.5
25.0 28.5
24.0 27.5
23.0 26.5
22.0 25.5
21.0 24.5
20.0 23.5
19.0 22.5
18.0 21.5
17.0 20.5
16.0 19.5

Major Flooding Begins

15.0 18.5
14.0 17.5

Moderate Flooding Begins

13.0 16.5
12.0 15.5
11.0 14.5
10.0 13.5

Minor Flooding Begins

9.0 12.5

Near Flooding Begins

8.0 11.5
7.0 10.5
6.0 9.5
* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Newport/Morehead City, NC Southeast River Forecast Center

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8.0 ft at 09/19/2014 02:45:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:19
Moderate Flood Stage:17
Flood Stage:13
Action Stage:12

Historical Crests
(1) 29.74 ft on 09/21/1999
(2) 24.50 ft on 07/28/1919
(3) 22.20 ft on 08/22/1940
(4) 19.70 ft on 03/14/1958
(5) 18.20 ft on 09/17/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.80 ft on 07/03/1971
(2) 1.00 ft on 12/26/1965
(3) 1.80 ft on 11/02/1963

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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30 Numerous homes adjacent to the river in the city of Greenville will flood. All roads in and around Greenville become flooded and are impassable. Numerous homes and roads adjacent to the river will flood countywide.
24 Devastating flooding for all areas adjacent to the river and tributaries. Water will begin to flood the Pitt-Greenville Airport. Water will overflow into the city of Greenville. Nearly all major roads countywide will become flooded and impassable.
22 Water will overflow into the city of Greenville. Several secondary roads will also flood. Some homes along the river will flood. Evacuations will be needed. Water will begin to flood the Tar River Estates and Beech Street Villas next to the river. On the north side of the river...water will flood up to the intersection of Mumford Road and Highway 33. Numerous tributaries will flood roads and homes countywide.
20 Water will flood several homes near the river. Water will begin to flood Town Commons and adjacent areas in the city of Greenville. Many acres of farmland flooded.
19 Secondary roads adjacent to the river will flood. Water will begin to reach a few homes near the river. Many acres of farmland flooded.
18 Much of River Park North Flooded. River Drive, including Dockside Duplexes, in Greenville begins to flood. Seine Beach Road in Grimesland flooded.
17 Water will begin to flood some secondary roads near the river. Flooding will continue for low lands adjacent to the river. Residents who live in flood prone areas near the river should begin to move property to higher ground.
16 Widespread low land flooding adjacent to the river. Some farmland will begin to flood across Pitt county.
15 Low land flooding adjacent to the river can be expected.
14 Minor low land flooding adjacent to the river can be expected.
13 Minor flooding of low lying areas adjacent to the river can be expected.
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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.