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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Blackwater River (VA) above Franklin are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18.8
Moderate Flood Stage: 14.8
Flood Stage: 10.8
Action Stage: 6.8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.11 ft on 09/18/1999
(2) 21.61 ft on 10/10/2006
(3) 20.84 ft on 08/19/1940
(4) 16.11 ft on 03/10/1944
(5) 15.98 ft on 09/14/1960
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.51 ft on 10/10/2016 (P)
(2) 11.04 ft on 06/08/2016 (P)
(3) 11.91 ft on 02/07/2016 (P)
(4) 8.44 ft on 01/01/2016 (P)
(5) 10.77 ft on 07/07/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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.
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30 River stage sensor operating limit
25.11 Flood of record during Hurricane Floyd
20.8 2nd and Mechanic Streets flooded, Bowers Road residences flooded.
19.8 Flooded up to the corner of Main and 2nd Streets.
18.84 Major flooding begins.
15.43 Stage of the 25-year flood.
14.8 Moderate flooding, access road to water treatment plant begins to floods.
12.3 A portion of State Route 611, Joyners Bridge Road, in Isle of Wight County is flooded.
11.8 A portion of State Route 611 in Southampton County, Joyners Bridge Road, is innundated. A portion of State Route 619, in Isle of Wight County, is flooded.
10.8 A portion of Barretts Landing River Walk is innundated in Downtown Franklin area.

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
3 Day (SREF) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
SREF Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble GEFS Ensemble

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics.

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Gage Photos

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Hydromet Outlook
48 Hour Hydrometerological Outlook Link to Graphic
Significant Flood Outlook
Significant River Flood Outlook Link to Graphic
Flash Flood Guidance
Flash Flood Guidance Link to Graphic

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