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Pungo River at Belhaven (in MLLW) Stage (ft)BIPN7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (8:00AM Aug 10, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.59 ft at 7:30 PM EDT 4-Aug-2022. Flood Stage is 2.5 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Pungo River at Belhaven (in MLLW). During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.

Vertical Datum references a tidal datum (MLLW)...for more information see Tides and Currents .

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 4.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 3.5
Flood Stage: 2.5
Action Stage: 2
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 6.32 ft on 09/14/2018
(2) 4.08 ft on 08/04/2020
(3) 3.71 ft on 10/05/2015

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.08 ft on 08/04/2020
(2) 6.32 ft on 09/14/2018
(3) 3.71 ft on 10/05/2015

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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4.5 Widespread and significant flooding throughout Belhaven, with businesses and homes flooded. Many roads will be impassable with inundation (including Highway 264 and Route 99), making it difficult to get in and out of the town of Belhaven. Portions of Belhaven will be cut by floodwaters.
3.5 Numerous residences and businesses will see flooding. Flooding along East Water Street, East Main Street, and East Pungo Street. Route 99 near Schooner Point will flood. Flooding on Highway 264 from Scranton to Rose Bay.
2.5 Minor flooding in the town of Belhaven, flooding docks and yards adjacent to the Pungo River, Pantego Creek, and tributaries. Flooding along Schrams Beach Road and along Old Pamlico Beach Road.
2 Very low lying areas adjacent to those bodies of water may begin to see minor flooding, including locations near the Belhaven Marina.
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Latitude: 35.537222° N, Longitude: 76.622778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 2.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 -2.4 0.10 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 -2.15 0.35 Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  
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