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ALERT: December 13th update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. This will be the last outage map posted as over 95% of the gauge outages have been restored. Local NWS offices will continue to monitor the remaining gauge outages.



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Blackwater River (VA) above Franklin Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 7.95 ft at 11:15PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 11:30PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 11:45PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 12:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 12:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 12:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 12:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 1:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 1:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 1:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 1:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 3:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 3:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 3:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 3:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 4:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 4:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 4:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 4:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 5:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 5:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 5:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 5:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 6:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 6:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 6:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 6:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 7:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 7:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 7:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 7:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 8:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 8:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.95 ft at 8:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 8:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 9:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 9:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 9:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 9:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 10:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 10:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 10:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 10:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 11:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 11:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 11:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 11:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 12:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 12:15PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 12:30PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 12:45PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 1:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 1:15PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 1:30PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 1:45PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 2:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 2:15PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 2:30PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 2:45PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 3:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 3:15PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 3:30PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.96 ft at 3:45PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 4:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 4:15PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 4:30PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 4:45PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 5:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 5:15PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 5:30PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 5:45PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 6:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 6:15PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 6:30PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 6:45PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 7:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 7:15PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 7:30PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 7:45PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 8:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 8:15PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 8:30PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 8:45PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:15PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:30PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 9:45PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 10:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 10:15PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 10:30PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 10:45PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:15PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:30PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:45PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 12:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 12:15AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 12:30AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 12:45AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:15AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:30AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:45AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.98 ft at 2:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:15AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:30AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:45AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 3:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 3:15AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 3:30AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 3:45AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:15AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:30AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:45AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 5:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 5:15AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 5:30AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 5:45AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 6:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 6:15AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 6:30AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 6:45AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:15AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:30AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:45AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 8:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 8:15AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 8:30AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 8:45AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 9:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 9:15AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 9:30AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 9:45AM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 10:00AM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 10:15AM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 10:30AM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 10:45AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 11:00AM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 11:15AM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 11:30AM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 11:45AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 12:00PM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 12:15PM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 12:30PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 12:45PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 1:00PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 1:15PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 1:30PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 1:45PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 2:00PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 2:15PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 2:30PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 2:45PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 3:00PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 3:15PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 3:30PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 3:45PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 4:00PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 4:15PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 4:30PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 4:45PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 5:00PM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 5:15PM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 5:30PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 5:45PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 6:00PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 6:15PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 6:30PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 6:45PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 7:00PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 7:15PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 7:30PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 7:45PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 8:00PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 8:15PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 8:30PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 8:45PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 9:00PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 9:15PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 9:30PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Observation: 8 ft at 9:45PM Dec 18, 2018Forecast: 8 ft 1:00AM Dec 19, 2018Forecast: 7.9 ft 7:00AM Dec 19, 2018Forecast: 7.9 ft 1:00PM Dec 19, 2018Forecast: 7.9 ft 7:00PM Dec 19, 2018Forecast: 7.9 ft 1:00AM Dec 20, 2018Forecast: 7.8 ft 7:00AM Dec 20, 2018Forecast: 7.8 ft 1:00PM Dec 20, 2018Forecast: 7.8 ft 7:00PM Dec 20, 2018Forecast: 7.8 ft 1:00AM Dec 21, 2018Forecast: 7.8 ft 7:00AM Dec 21, 2018Forecast: 7.9 ft 1:00PM Dec 21, 2018Forecast: 7.9 ft 7:00PM Dec 21, 2018Forecast: 8 ft 1:00AM Dec 22, 2018Forecast: 8 ft 7:00AM Dec 22, 2018Highest Forecast: 8.1 ft 1:00PM Dec 22, 2018Highest Forecast: 8.1 ft 7:00PM Dec 22, 2018Highest Forecast: 8.1 ft 1:00AM Dec 23, 2018Highest Forecast: 8.1 ft 7:00AM Dec 23, 2018Highest Forecast: 8.1 ft 1:00PM Dec 23, 2018Highest Forecast: 8.1 ft 7:00PM Dec 23, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFKNV2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:00PM Dec 18, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 9:41PM Dec 18)Latest observed value: 8 ft at 9:45 PM EST 18-Dec-2018. Flood Stage is 10.8 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 Blackwater River (VA) above Franklin are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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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) 9.50 ft on 11/19/2018 (P)
(2) 7.60 ft on 08/24/2018 (P)
(3) 8.57 ft on 08/02/2018 (P)
(4) 7.52 ft on 06/27/2018 (P)
(5) 8.09 ft on 06/02/2018 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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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.
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Latitude: 36.762500° N, Longitude: 76.898611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10.8 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 0.00 10.8 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 1.56 ft 13.56 ft  

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