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North Fork Rivanna River near Earlysville Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNFRV2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:30AM Aug 19, 2019)
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Flood stages have not been defined for this location.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the North Fork Rivanna River near Earlysville. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Historic Crests
(1) 23.56 ft on 09/06/1996
(2) 21.88 ft on 05/31/2018
(3) 20.13 ft on 09/30/1999
(4) 15.55 ft on 06/22/2018
(5) 14.65 ft on 11/29/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.27 ft on 03/21/2019 (P)
(2) 8.81 ft on 12/21/2018 (P)
(3) 7.54 ft on 12/15/2018 (P)
(4) 7.03 ft on 11/24/2018 (P)
(5) 8.72 ft on 11/15/2018 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.67 ft on 10/05/2005
(2) 0.74 ft on 08/16/2007
(3) 0.74 ft on 08/16/2005
(4) 0.77 ft on 06/20/2006

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25.1 River stage sensor operating limit
21 Water reaches the road approach to the VA Route 606 bridge on the right hand side of the river.
16 Water exceeds bank height on right side of river in vicinity of the gage, on VA route 606.
14.5 Water reaches the road approach to the VA route 606 bridge on the left hand side of the river.
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Latitude: 38.163333° N, Longitude: 78.425000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 365.0 Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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