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Meherrin River at Emporia Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 5.29 ft at 5:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.3 ft at 5:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.3 ft at 6:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 7:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 7:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 7:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 7:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.3 ft at 8:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.3 ft at 10:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.3 ft at 10:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.3 ft at 10:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.3 ft at 10:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.3 ft at 11:00PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 11:15PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 11:30PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 11:45PM Jan 30, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 12:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 12:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 12:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 12:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.31 ft at 1:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.32 ft at 1:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.32 ft at 1:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.32 ft at 1:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.35 ft at 2:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.38 ft at 2:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.39 ft at 2:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.41 ft at 3:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.42 ft at 3:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.43 ft at 3:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.43 ft at 3:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.49 ft at 4:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.53 ft at 4:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.55 ft at 4:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.58 ft at 4:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.6 ft at 5:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.62 ft at 5:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.63 ft at 5:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.65 ft at 5:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.66 ft at 6:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.67 ft at 6:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.67 ft at 6:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.68 ft at 6:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.61 ft at 7:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.56 ft at 7:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.53 ft at 7:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.5 ft at 7:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.49 ft at 8:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.49 ft at 8:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.48 ft at 8:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.47 ft at 8:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.51 ft at 9:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.53 ft at 9:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.55 ft at 9:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.56 ft at 9:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.57 ft at 10:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.59 ft at 10:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.59 ft at 10:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.6 ft at 10:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.63 ft at 11:00AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.65 ft at 11:15AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.67 ft at 11:30AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.68 ft at 11:45AM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.7 ft at 12:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.71 ft at 12:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.72 ft at 12:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.74 ft at 12:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.72 ft at 1:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.72 ft at 1:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.72 ft at 1:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.72 ft at 1:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.72 ft at 2:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.73 ft at 2:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.73 ft at 2:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.73 ft at 2:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.76 ft at 3:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.78 ft at 3:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.79 ft at 3:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.58 ft at 3:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.41 ft at 4:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.28 ft at 4:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.18 ft at 4:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.38 ft at 4:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.49 ft at 5:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.56 ft at 5:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.62 ft at 5:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.66 ft at 5:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.7 ft at 6:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.73 ft at 6:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.76 ft at 6:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.81 ft at 7:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.84 ft at 7:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.85 ft at 7:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.87 ft at 7:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.88 ft at 8:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.9 ft at 8:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.91 ft at 8:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 8:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 9:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 9:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 9:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 9:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 11:00PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 11:15PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 11:30PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 11:45PM Jan 31, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 12:00AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 12:15AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 12:30AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 12:45AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 1:00AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 1:15AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 1:30AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 1:45AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 2:00AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 2:15AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 2:30AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 2:45AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 3:00AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.94 ft at 3:15AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.94 ft at 3:30AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.94 ft at 3:45AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.95 ft at 4:00AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.95 ft at 4:15AM Feb 01, 2023Highest Observation: 5.96 ft at 4:30AM Feb 01, 2023Highest Observation: 5.96 ft at 4:45AM Feb 01, 2023Highest Observation: 5.96 ft at 5:00AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.95 ft at 5:15AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.94 ft at 5:30AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 5:45AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 6:00AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 6:15AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 6:30AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 6:45AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 7:00AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 7:15AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 7:30AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 7:45AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 8:00AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 8:15AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.92 ft at 8:30AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.93 ft at 8:45AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.61 ft at 9:00AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.51 ft at 9:15AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.43 ft at 9:30AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.36 ft at 9:45AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.29 ft at 10:00AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.25 ft at 10:15AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.21 ft at 10:30AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.18 ft at 10:45AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.16 ft at 11:00AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.14 ft at 11:15AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.13 ft at 11:30AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.13 ft at 11:45AM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.13 ft at 12:00PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.15 ft at 12:15PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.16 ft at 12:30PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.18 ft at 12:45PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.2 ft at 1:00PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.22 ft at 1:15PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.24 ft at 1:30PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.27 ft at 1:45PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.3 ft at 2:00PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.33 ft at 2:15PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.36 ft at 2:30PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.38 ft at 2:45PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.42 ft at 3:00PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.45 ft at 3:15PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.49 ft at 3:30PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.51 ft at 3:45PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.54 ft at 4:00PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.57 ft at 4:15PM Feb 01, 2023Observed: 5.6 ft at 4:30PM Feb 01, 2023Forecast: 6.7 ft 7:00PM Feb 01, 2023Forecast: 7.2 ft 1:00AM Feb 02, 2023Forecast: 7.8 ft 7:00AM Feb 02, 2023Forecast: 8.5 ft 1:00PM Feb 02, 2023Forecast: 9.4 ft 7:00PM Feb 02, 2023Highest Forecast: 9.9 ft 1:00AM Feb 03, 2023Forecast: 9.6 ft 7:00AM Feb 03, 2023Forecast: 9 ft 1:00PM Feb 03, 2023Forecast: 8.3 ft 7:00PM Feb 03, 2023Forecast: 7.8 ft 1:00AM Feb 04, 2023Forecast: 7.5 ft 7:00AM Feb 04, 2023Forecast: 7.3 ft 1:00PM Feb 04, 2023Forecast: 7 ft 7:00PM Feb 04, 2023Forecast: 6.6 ft 1:00AM Feb 05, 2023Forecast: 6.2 ft 7:00AM Feb 05, 2023Forecast: 5.8 ft 1:00PM Feb 05, 2023Forecast: 5.5 ft 7:00PM Feb 05, 2023Forecast: 5.3 ft 1:00AM Feb 06, 2023Forecast: 5.1 ft 7:00AM Feb 06, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesEPOV2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:15PM Feb 1, 2023)ObservedForecast (issued 8:08AM Feb 1)Latest observed value: 5.6 ft at 4:30 PM EST 1-Feb-2023. Flood Stage is 23 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Meherrin River at Emporia are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 31.50 ft on 08/17/1940
(2) 28.00 ft on 08/28/1908
(3) 27.38 ft on 10/08/1972
(4) 26.62 ft on 04/29/1978
(5) 26.59 ft on 10/26/1971
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.06 ft on 12/24/2022 (P)
(2) 14.46 ft on 04/15/2019
(3) 18.41 ft on 03/23/2019
(4) 15.63 ft on 03/05/2019
(5) 15.58 ft on 03/03/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.13 ft on 07/17/2002
(2) 1.30 ft on 08/30/2007

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36.1 River stage sensor operating limit
34 Water begins to flow across the Hicksford Ave Bridge.
33.5 Water reaches the intersection of Center St and High St.
30 Water reaches the entrance to Meherrin River Park along Hicksford Ave.
25 Homes on Center St between Cleveland Ave and Monroe St are inundated.  Homes along Meherrin Park Rd begin to flood and the ball fields in the EGRA park are flooded.
24 Portions of Center St begin to flood and some residential areas are threatened.
23 Flood waters infiltrate sewer system. The parking lot next to the ball fields in EGRA Park begins to flood.
20 Water reaches the top of the boat ramp in the Meherrin River Park/EGRA Park.
19 Water covers the walking bridge in the Meherrin River Park.
16 Meherrin River Park and Veterans Memorial Park are closed to public access.
15 Water begins to cover portions of the walking trail in the Meherrin River Park.
13 Cautionary stage. Water begins to overflow the banks in the Meherrin River Park.
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Latitude: 36.690000° N, Longitude: 77.540833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 23 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 66.01 89.01 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 67.17 ft 90.17 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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