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ALERT: November 15 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. The outage map will be updated each Thursday. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.

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Broad River in NC/SC at Parr Reservoir Pool (ft)Observed: 259.94 ft at 2:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.65 ft at 3:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.42 ft at 4:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.27 ft at 5:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.35 ft at 6:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.67 ft at 7:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.83 ft at 8:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.89 ft at 9:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.87 ft at 10:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.92 ft at 11:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.89 ft at 12:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.73 ft at 1:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.57 ft at 2:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.63 ft at 3:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.72 ft at 4:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.8 ft at 5:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.88 ft at 6:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.93 ft at 7:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.88 ft at 8:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.87 ft at 9:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.88 ft at 10:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.9 ft at 11:00PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 259.94 ft at 12:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 259.6 ft at 1:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 259.29 ft at 2:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 259.04 ft at 3:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 258.94 ft at 4:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 259.33 ft at 5:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 259.58 ft at 6:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 259.73 ft at 7:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 259.96 ft at 8:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.1 ft at 9:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.2 ft at 10:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.34 ft at 11:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.4 ft at 12:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.4 ft at 1:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.44 ft at 2:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.38 ft at 3:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.35 ft at 4:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.33 ft at 5:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.32 ft at 6:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.29 ft at 7:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.26 ft at 8:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.23 ft at 9:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.2 ft at 10:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.17 ft at 11:00PM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 260.14 ft at 12:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.1 ft at 1:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.07 ft at 2:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.05 ft at 3:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.02 ft at 4:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 259.99 ft at 5:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 259.99 ft at 6:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.01 ft at 7:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.03 ft at 8:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.05 ft at 9:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.09 ft at 10:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.16 ft at 11:00AM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.22 ft at 12:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.32 ft at 1:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.42 ft at 2:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.52 ft at 3:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.6 ft at 4:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.68 ft at 5:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.73 ft at 6:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.78 ft at 7:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.79 ft at 8:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.82 ft at 9:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.84 ft at 10:00PM Nov 15, 2018Observed: 260.85 ft at 11:00PM Nov 15, 2018Highest Observation: 260.87 ft at 12:00AM Nov 16, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPASS1(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (1:16AM Nov 16, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 260.87 ft at 12:00 AM EST 16-Nov-2018. Flood Stage is 267 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Broad River in NC/SC at Parr Reservoir 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: 272
Moderate Flood Stage: 270
Flood Stage: 267
Action Stage: 266
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 266.42 ft on 12/16/2008
(2) 266.33 ft on 09/27/2008
(3) 266.25 ft on 01/31/2008
(4) 266.19 ft on 12/04/2008
(5) 266.16 ft on 04/01/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 266.07 ft on 03/22/2010
(2) 266.42 ft on 12/16/2008
(3) 266.19 ft on 12/04/2008
(4) 266.33 ft on 09/27/2008
(5) 266.07 ft on 09/10/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 255.68 ft on 08/14/2007
(2) 255.87 ft on 10/15/2007
(3) 255.90 ft on 09/17/2007
(4) 257.82 ft on 12/26/2012

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290 Two residences and Hughey Ferry road would flood.
280 New Hope Road would flood at Hellers Creek and at Cannon Creek if river level goes to a level between 280 and 290 feet.
272 Roads near Southern Railroad tracks flood along with one residence being flooded or being threatened by flood water.
270 Large areas of lowland near the river flood.
267 Flood stage - water begins to flood the lowest areas along the river.
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Latitude: 34.261111° N, Longitude: 81.331944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 267 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available 267 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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