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Catawba River at Mountain Island Dam Pool (ft)Observed: 96.35 ft at 8:00PM May 17, 2020Observed: 96.49 ft at 9:00PM May 17, 2020Observed: 96.35 ft at 10:00PM May 17, 2020Observed: 96.27 ft at 11:00PM May 17, 2020Observed: 96.34 ft at 12:00AM May 18, 2020Observed: 96.34 ft at 1:00AM May 18, 2020Observed: 96.24 ft at 2:00AM May 18, 2020Observed: 96.12 ft at 3:00AM May 18, 2020Observed: 96.05 ft at 4:00AM May 18, 2020Observed: 96.09 ft at 5:00AM May 18, 2020Observed: 96.1 ft at 6:00AM May 18, 2020Observed: 96.29 ft at 7:00AM May 18, 2020Observed: 96.44 ft at 8:00AM May 18, 2020Observed: 96.57 ft at 9:00AM May 18, 2020Observed: 96.74 ft at 10:00AM May 18, 2020Observed: 96.87 ft at 11:00AM May 18, 2020Observed: 97.03 ft at 12:00PM May 18, 2020Observed: 97.2 ft at 1:00PM May 18, 2020Observed: 97.33 ft at 2:00PM May 18, 2020Observed: 97.48 ft at 3:00PM May 18, 2020Observed: 97.62 ft at 4:00PM May 18, 2020Observed: 97.67 ft at 5:00PM May 18, 2020Observed: 97.72 ft at 6:00PM May 18, 2020Observed: 97.8 ft at 7:00PM May 18, 2020Observed: 97.85 ft at 8:00PM May 18, 2020Observed: 97.91 ft at 9:00PM May 18, 2020Observed: 97.98 ft at 10:00PM May 18, 2020Observed: 98.03 ft at 11:00PM May 18, 2020Observed: 98.11 ft at 12:00AM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.18 ft at 1:00AM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.26 ft at 2:00AM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.31 ft at 3:00AM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.4 ft at 4:00AM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.46 ft at 5:00AM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.55 ft at 6:00AM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.56 ft at 7:00AM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.6 ft at 8:00AM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.61 ft at 9:00AM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.65 ft at 10:00AM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.68 ft at 11:00AM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.71 ft at 12:00PM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.73 ft at 1:00PM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.75 ft at 2:00PM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.78 ft at 3:00PM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.78 ft at 4:00PM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.84 ft at 5:00PM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.84 ft at 6:00PM May 19, 2020Observed: 98.89 ft at 7:00PM May 19, 2020Observed: 99.08 ft at 8:00PM May 19, 2020Observed: 99.31 ft at 9:00PM May 19, 2020Observed: 99.59 ft at 10:00PM May 19, 2020Observed: 99.89 ft at 11:00PM May 19, 2020Observed: 100.21 ft at 12:00AM May 20, 2020Observed: 100.49 ft at 1:00AM May 20, 2020Observed: 100.7 ft at 2:00AM May 20, 2020Observed: 100.92 ft at 3:00AM May 20, 2020Observed: 101.12 ft at 4:00AM May 20, 2020Observed: 101.27 ft at 5:00AM May 20, 2020Observed: 101.4 ft at 6:00AM May 20, 2020Observed: 101.4 ft at 7:00AM May 20, 2020Highest Observation: 101.45 ft at 8:00AM May 20, 2020Observed: 101.44 ft at 9:00AM May 20, 2020Observed: 101.35 ft at 10:00AM May 20, 2020Observed: 101.25 ft at 11:00AM May 20, 2020Observed: 101.17 ft at 12:00PM May 20, 2020Observed: 101.09 ft at 1:00PM May 20, 2020Observed: 101.05 ft at 2:00PM May 20, 2020Observed: 101 ft at 3:00PM May 20, 2020Observed: 100.97 ft at 4:00PM May 20, 2020Observed: 100.94 ft at 5:00PM May 20, 2020Observed: 100.85 ft at 6:00PM May 20, 2020Observed: 100.57 ft at 7:00PM May 20, 2020Observed: 100.31 ft at 8:00PM May 20, 2020Observed: 100.41 ft at 9:00PM May 20, 2020Observed: 100.44 ft at 10:00PM May 20, 2020Observed: 100.51 ft at 11:00PM May 20, 2020Observed: 100.34 ft at 12:00AM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.41 ft at 1:00AM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.46 ft at 2:00AM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.29 ft at 3:00AM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.37 ft at 4:00AM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.44 ft at 5:00AM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.46 ft at 6:00AM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.44 ft at 7:00AM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.42 ft at 8:00AM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.42 ft at 9:00AM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.44 ft at 10:00AM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.42 ft at 11:00AM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.37 ft at 12:00PM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.37 ft at 1:00PM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.41 ft at 2:00PM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.39 ft at 3:00PM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.36 ft at 4:00PM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.34 ft at 5:00PM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.34 ft at 6:00PM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.36 ft at 7:00PM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.32 ft at 8:00PM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.29 ft at 9:00PM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.26 ft at 10:00PM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.26 ft at 11:00PM May 21, 2020Observed: 100.27 ft at 12:00AM May 22, 2020Observed: 100.27 ft at 1:00AM May 22, 2020Observed: 100.27 ft at 2:00AM May 22, 2020Observed: 100.22 ft at 3:00AM May 22, 2020Observed: 100.22 ft at 4:00AM May 22, 2020Observed: 100.24 ft at 5:00AM May 22, 2020Observed: 100.24 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2020Observed: 100.26 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2020Observed: 100.24 ft at 8:00AM May 22, 2020Observed: 100.24 ft at 9:00AM May 22, 2020Observed: 100.22 ft at 10:00AM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.86 ft at 11:00AM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.59 ft at 12:00PM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.39 ft at 1:00PM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.16 ft at 2:00PM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.21 ft at 3:00PM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.23 ft at 4:00PM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.31 ft at 5:00PM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.31 ft at 6:00PM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.39 ft at 7:00PM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.43 ft at 8:00PM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.46 ft at 9:00PM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.54 ft at 10:00PM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.66 ft at 11:00PM May 22, 2020Observed: 99.79 ft at 12:00AM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.63 ft at 1:00AM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.43 ft at 2:00AM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.38 ft at 3:00AM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.13 ft at 4:00AM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.26 ft at 5:00AM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.33 ft at 6:00AM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.34 ft at 7:00AM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.39 ft at 8:00AM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.43 ft at 9:00AM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.44 ft at 10:00AM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.46 ft at 11:00AM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.49 ft at 12:00PM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.51 ft at 1:00PM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.54 ft at 2:00PM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.58 ft at 3:00PM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.61 ft at 4:00PM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.63 ft at 5:00PM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.66 ft at 6:00PM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.71 ft at 7:00PM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.71 ft at 8:00PM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.73 ft at 9:00PM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.74 ft at 10:00PM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.77 ft at 11:00PM May 23, 2020Observed: 99.71 ft at 12:00AM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.34 ft at 1:00AM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.11 ft at 2:00AM May 24, 2020Observed: 98.89 ft at 3:00AM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.03 ft at 4:00AM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.11 ft at 5:00AM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.18 ft at 6:00AM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.24 ft at 7:00AM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.29 ft at 9:00AM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.31 ft at 10:00AM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.34 ft at 11:00AM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.39 ft at 12:00PM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.39 ft at 1:00PM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.43 ft at 2:00PM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.44 ft at 3:00PM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.48 ft at 4:00PM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.49 ft at 5:00PM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.54 ft at 6:00PM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.59 ft at 7:00PM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.64 ft at 8:00PM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.76 ft at 9:00PM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.79 ft at 10:00PM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.84 ft at 11:00PM May 24, 2020Observed: 99.86 ft at 12:00AM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.86 ft at 1:00AM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.51 ft at 2:00AM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.26 ft at 3:00AM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.38 ft at 4:00AM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.44 ft at 5:00AM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.46 ft at 6:00AM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.51 ft at 7:00AM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.56 ft at 8:00AM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.56 ft at 9:00AM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.61 ft at 10:00AM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.63 ft at 11:00AM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.68 ft at 12:00PM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.69 ft at 1:00PM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.44 ft at 2:00PM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.49 ft at 3:00PM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.53 ft at 4:00PM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.56 ft at 5:00PM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.59 ft at 6:00PM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.69 ft at 7:00PM May 25, 2020Observed: 99.96 ft at 8:00PM May 25, 2020Observed: 100.21 ft at 9:00PM May 25, 2020Observed: 100.46 ft at 10:00PM May 25, 2020Observed: 100.49 ft at 11:00PM May 25, 2020Observed: 100.51 ft at 12:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.51 ft at 1:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.49 ft at 2:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.49 ft at 3:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.47 ft at 4:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.46 ft at 5:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.47 ft at 6:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.47 ft at 7:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.46 ft at 8:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.47 ft at 9:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.46 ft at 10:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.44 ft at 11:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.46 ft at 12:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.46 ft at 1:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.44 ft at 2:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.46 ft at 3:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.46 ft at 4:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.41 ft at 5:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.46 ft at 6:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 100.64 ft at 7:00PM May 26, 2020MOUN7(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (8:35PM May 26, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 100.64 ft at 7:00 PM EDT 26-May-2020. Flood Stage is 103 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Catawba River at Mountain Island Dam. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 105.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 104
Flood Stage: 103
Action Stage: 101.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 109.60 ft on 08/30/1940
(2) 106.91 ft on 06/10/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 106.91 ft on 06/10/2019
(2) 102.48 ft on 07/07/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 93.00 ft on 01/09/1993
(2) 94.26 ft on 11/11/2007
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106.5 Major Flooding continues. Devastating, widespread structural flooding along Lake Dr, Riverside Dr, & Riverhaven Dr below the dam is ongoing. First-floor inundation of some unelevated homes is exceeding 4 feet with some homes experiencing 5-7 feet of inundation. Riverside Dr and Riverhaven Dr are submerged by 2-5 feet of floodwaters. Water rescues may be ongoing.
105.5 Major Flood Stage. Devastating, widespread structural flooding along Lake Dr, Riverside Dr, & Riverhaven Dr below the dam is beginning. Significant inundation of crawl spaces, basements, & garages is ongoing. Unelevated, first-floor flooding is beginning. Evacuations should be complete, but water rescues may be ongoing. Backwater effects along tributary is causing first-floor inundation of some homes along Beagle Club Rd. Lake waters may be beginning to enter a crawl space at 6210 Glenn Teague Rd.
104.5 Moderate Flooding continues. A dangerous situation is developing downstream if the lake continues to rise. Significant outbuilding inundation is worsening, with water approaching homes. Catawba River floodwaters are beginning to inundate Riverside Dr near Lake Dr and are approaching Riverhaven Dr. approximately 1500 ft from Hart Rd intersection. Preparations to evacuate downstream of the dam should be complete; residents are strongly encouraged to heed guidance from Char-Meck Emergency Management.
104 Moderate Flood Stage. Significant inundation of outbuildings is beginning around Mountain Island Lake and downstream of the dam along/near Riverside Dr. Residents downstream of the dam should be completing preparations to evacuate and heeding guidance from Char-Meck Emergency Management.
103 Minor Flood Stage. Significant inundation of low-lying areas is ongoing around Mountain Island Lake and downstream of the dam along/near Riverside Dr. Some outbuilding inundation may begin. Residents should have already completed the protection of property adjacent to the lake and the Catawba River downstream and be taking precautions to protect property adjacent to their homes. Residents downstream of the dam should be prepared to evacuate and follow messaging from Char-Meck Emergency Management.
101.5 Action/Advisory Stage. Nuisance flooding of low-lying areas including residential yards, docks, and boat-launch areas is ongoing. Flooding of residential yards downstream of Mountain Island Dam along Riverhaven Dr, Hart Rd, Lake Dr, and Riverside Dr is beginning. Residents should take immediate actions to protect property adjacent to the lake and the Catawba River and monitor messaging from Char-Meck Emergency Management.
100 Full pool. Water begins flowing over the uncontrolled spillway of Mountain Island Dam.
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Latitude: 35.344277° N, Longitude: 80.986673° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 103 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 0 ft 102 ft  
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