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Neuse River at Smithfield, NC (SMFN7)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

127.0* 28.7*
126.0* 27.7*
Record Crest: 27.4 ft
125.0 26.7
124.0 25.7
123.0 24.7
122.0 23.7
121.0 22.7
120.0 21.7
119.0 20.7

Major Flooding Begins

118.0 19.7
117.0 18.7

Moderate Flooding Begins

116.0 17.7
115.0 16.7
114.0 15.7

Minor Flooding Begins

113.0 14.7
* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Raleigh, NC Southeast River Forecast Center

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5.4 ft at 10/21/2014 11:15:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:20
Moderate Flood Stage:18
Flood Stage:15
Action Stage:14

Historical Crests
(1) 27.40 ft on 09/08/1996
(2) 27.10 ft on 08/01/1908
(3) 26.80 ft on 07/24/1919
(4) 26.72 ft on 09/18/1999
(5) 26.40 ft on 10/03/1929
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Low Water Records
(1) 2.38 ft on 09/26/1968
(2) 2.47 ft on 07/29/1977
(3) 2.64 ft on 08/31/1980
(4) 2.97 ft on 10/20/1981
(5) 3.00 ft on 09/19/1985
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40 U.S. HWY 70 BRIDGE RAILING IS TOPPED.
40 U.S. HWY 70 BRIDGE RAILING IS TOPPED.
36 U.S. HWY 70 FLOODS.
30 HOUSES ON THE RIVER SIDE OF SOUTH FRONT STREET FLOOD.
28 WATER AFFECTS NORTH FRONT STREET. A CONSIDERABLE PORTION OF THE CITY IS FLOODED.
25 THE MAIN OPERATIONS BUILDING AT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT FLOODS.
25 THE MAIN OPERATIONS BUILDING AT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT FLOODS.
23 HOSPITAL AND BUFFALO ROADS ARE FLOODED.
20 FLOODING CUTS OFF THE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS ACCESS TO THE RESERVOIR.
18 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE. THE SMITHFIELD TOWN PARK AND THE NEUSE RIVERWALK AT THE HIGHWAY 70 BRIDGE ARE FLOODED.
15 MINOR FLOOD STAGE. FLOODING BEGINS ALONG THE NEUSE RIVERWALK. WATER NEARS THE BASE OF THE HOLDING TANK AT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT.
14 ACTION STAGE
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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.