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Catawba River at Bridgewater Dam Pool (ft)Observed: 94.89 ft at 7:00PM Feb 11, 2024Observed: 94.91 ft at 8:00PM Feb 11, 2024Observed: 94.92 ft at 9:00PM Feb 11, 2024Observed: 94.95 ft at 10:00PM Feb 11, 2024Observed: 94.96 ft at 11:00PM Feb 11, 2024Observed: 94.96 ft at 12:00AM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 94.98 ft at 1:00AM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 94.99 ft at 2:00AM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.01 ft at 3:00AM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.02 ft at 4:00AM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.03 ft at 5:00AM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.06 ft at 6:00AM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.06 ft at 7:00AM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.02 ft at 8:00AM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.08 ft at 9:00AM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.1 ft at 10:00AM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.1 ft at 11:00AM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.1 ft at 12:00PM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.11 ft at 1:00PM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.12 ft at 2:00PM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.15 ft at 3:00PM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.15 ft at 4:00PM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.12 ft at 5:00PM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.17 ft at 6:00PM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.12 ft at 7:00PM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.13 ft at 8:00PM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.12 ft at 9:00PM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.15 ft at 10:00PM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.14 ft at 11:00PM Feb 12, 2024Observed: 95.17 ft at 12:00AM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.17 ft at 1:00AM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.2 ft at 2:00AM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.21 ft at 3:00AM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.24 ft at 4:00AM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.24 ft at 5:00AM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.25 ft at 6:00AM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.3 ft at 7:00AM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.3 ft at 8:00AM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.35 ft at 9:00AM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.35 ft at 10:00AM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.39 ft at 11:00AM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.38 ft at 12:00PM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.4 ft at 1:00PM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.42 ft at 2:00PM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.43 ft at 3:00PM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.46 ft at 4:00PM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.45 ft at 5:00PM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.45 ft at 6:00PM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.44 ft at 7:00PM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.43 ft at 8:00PM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.42 ft at 9:00PM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.42 ft at 10:00PM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.42 ft at 11:00PM Feb 13, 2024Observed: 95.44 ft at 12:00AM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.45 ft at 1:00AM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.47 ft at 2:00AM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.48 ft at 3:00AM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.49 ft at 4:00AM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.5 ft at 5:00AM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.49 ft at 6:00AM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.49 ft at 7:00AM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.47 ft at 8:00AM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.47 ft at 9:00AM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.47 ft at 10:00AM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.47 ft at 11:00AM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.46 ft at 12:00PM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.45 ft at 1:00PM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.46 ft at 2:00PM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.45 ft at 3:00PM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.46 ft at 4:00PM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.47 ft at 5:00PM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.47 ft at 6:00PM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.48 ft at 7:00PM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.49 ft at 8:00PM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.5 ft at 9:00PM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.51 ft at 10:00PM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.53 ft at 11:00PM Feb 14, 2024Observed: 95.53 ft at 12:00AM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.55 ft at 1:00AM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.55 ft at 2:00AM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.56 ft at 3:00AM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.57 ft at 4:00AM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.57 ft at 5:00AM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.56 ft at 6:00AM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.56 ft at 7:00AM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.54 ft at 8:00AM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.54 ft at 9:00AM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.53 ft at 10:00AM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.52 ft at 11:00AM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.51 ft at 12:00PM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.51 ft at 1:00PM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.49 ft at 2:00PM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.51 ft at 3:00PM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.49 ft at 4:00PM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.52 ft at 5:00PM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.53 ft at 6:00PM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.53 ft at 7:00PM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.53 ft at 8:00PM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.53 ft at 9:00PM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.54 ft at 10:00PM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.56 ft at 11:00PM Feb 15, 2024Observed: 95.57 ft at 12:00AM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.58 ft at 1:00AM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.6 ft at 2:00AM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.61 ft at 3:00AM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.6 ft at 4:00AM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.6 ft at 5:00AM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.61 ft at 6:00AM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.57 ft at 7:00AM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.58 ft at 8:00AM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.56 ft at 9:00AM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.56 ft at 10:00AM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.54 ft at 11:00AM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.54 ft at 12:00PM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.52 ft at 1:00PM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.52 ft at 2:00PM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.52 ft at 3:00PM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.52 ft at 4:00PM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.53 ft at 5:00PM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.53 ft at 6:00PM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.54 ft at 7:00PM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.54 ft at 8:00PM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.56 ft at 9:00PM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.56 ft at 10:00PM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.57 ft at 11:00PM Feb 16, 2024Observed: 95.57 ft at 12:00AM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.59 ft at 1:00AM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.58 ft at 2:00AM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.61 ft at 3:00AM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.61 ft at 4:00AM Feb 17, 2024Highest Observation: 95.63 ft at 5:00AM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.61 ft at 6:00AM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.58 ft at 7:00AM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.59 ft at 8:00AM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.59 ft at 9:00AM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.57 ft at 10:00AM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.57 ft at 11:00AM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.55 ft at 12:00PM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.56 ft at 1:00PM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.59 ft at 2:00PM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.6 ft at 3:00PM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.6 ft at 4:00PM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.6 ft at 5:00PM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.6 ft at 6:00PM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.59 ft at 7:00PM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.56 ft at 8:00PM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.53 ft at 9:00PM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.49 ft at 10:00PM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.46 ft at 11:00PM Feb 17, 2024Observed: 95.47 ft at 12:00AM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.48 ft at 1:00AM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.49 ft at 2:00AM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.49 ft at 3:00AM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.49 ft at 4:00AM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.47 ft at 5:00AM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.45 ft at 6:00AM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.42 ft at 7:00AM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.39 ft at 8:00AM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.35 ft at 9:00AM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.34 ft at 10:00AM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.33 ft at 11:00AM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.34 ft at 12:00PM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.34 ft at 1:00PM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.35 ft at 2:00PM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.36 ft at 3:00PM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.38 ft at 4:00PM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.38 ft at 5:00PM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.39 ft at 6:00PM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.39 ft at 7:00PM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.39 ft at 8:00PM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.4 ft at 9:00PM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.41 ft at 10:00PM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.42 ft at 11:00PM Feb 18, 2024Observed: 95.43 ft at 12:00AM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.42 ft at 1:00AM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.44 ft at 2:00AM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.44 ft at 3:00AM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.44 ft at 4:00AM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.43 ft at 5:00AM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.41 ft at 6:00AM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.36 ft at 7:00AM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.34 ft at 8:00AM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.29 ft at 9:00AM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.28 ft at 10:00AM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.27 ft at 11:00AM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.3 ft at 12:00PM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.29 ft at 1:00PM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.3 ft at 2:00PM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.31 ft at 3:00PM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.32 ft at 4:00PM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.32 ft at 5:00PM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.32 ft at 6:00PM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.34 ft at 7:00PM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.34 ft at 8:00PM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.35 ft at 9:00PM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.35 ft at 10:00PM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.36 ft at 11:00PM Feb 19, 2024Observed: 95.35 ft at 12:00AM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.36 ft at 1:00AM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.37 ft at 2:00AM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.37 ft at 3:00AM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.38 ft at 4:00AM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.36 ft at 5:00AM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.34 ft at 6:00AM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.3 ft at 7:00AM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.28 ft at 8:00AM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.24 ft at 9:00AM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.22 ft at 10:00AM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.21 ft at 11:00AM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.22 ft at 12:00PM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.22 ft at 1:00PM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.23 ft at 2:00PM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.24 ft at 3:00PM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.24 ft at 4:00PM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.25 ft at 5:00PM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.26 ft at 6:00PM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.27 ft at 7:00PM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.27 ft at 8:00PM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.27 ft at 9:00PM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.27 ft at 10:00PM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.28 ft at 11:00PM Feb 20, 2024Observed: 95.29 ft at 12:00AM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 95.29 ft at 1:00AM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 95.3 ft at 2:00AM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 95.3 ft at 3:00AM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 95.3 ft at 4:00AM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 95.29 ft at 5:00AM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 95.27 ft at 6:00AM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 95.22 ft at 7:00AM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 95.2 ft at 8:00AM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 95.18 ft at 9:00AM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 95.17 ft at 10:00AM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 95.18 ft at 11:00AM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 95.19 ft at 12:00PM Feb 21, 2024BRWN7(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (1:22PM Feb 21, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 95.19 ft at 12:00 PM EST 21-Feb-2024. Flood Stage is 102 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading affected by reservoir operations.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Catawba River at Bridgewater Dam. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 110
Moderate Flood Stage: 105
Flood Stage: 102
Action Stage: 101
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 107.36 ft on 09/08/2004
(2) 104.04 ft on 05/06/2013
(3) 103.95 ft on 08/17/1994
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 100.25 ft on 12/30/2015
(2) 100.34 ft on 12/03/2015
(3) 102.25 ft on 07/07/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 5.90 ft on 09/20/1954
(2) 84.49 ft on 01/25/2011
(3) 86.66 ft on 12/11/2007
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110 Major Flood Stage. Extremely rare and catastrophic flooding of Lake James is developing with disastrous impacts to property. Campgrounds may be experiencing devastating flooding greater than 4 ft deep, causing severe damage. Basements and crawl spaces may be completely submerged. First-floor building elevations may be experiencing ruinous flooding greater than 1 ft deep. Homes and businesses near the lake may be stranded.
105.01 ...impacts continued from the 105.0 foot statement...Floodwaters reaching depths of 4-6 feet are impacting yards, docks, and lake-access areas. Campgrounds may be experiencing dangerous inundation up to 2-4 ft deep, capable of moving RVs and other vehicles. Flooding less than 1 ft deep may begin for first-floor building elevations. Some homes and businesses may be stranded.
105 Moderate Flood Stage. Unusual, damaging flooding is developing adjacent to Lake James with considerable impacts to property. Lake James Landing, Marion Moose Campground, Lake James Getaways at Island Cir and Houseboat Ln, and Linville Shores Campground are all experiencing significant flooding with inundation of 2-4 feet likely. Impacts continued in the 105.01 statement...
103 Minor Flooding continues. Common, deeper flooding of low-lying areas adjacent to Lake James is ongoing with increasing impacts to vulnerable property. Floodwater inundation of 1-2 feet is impacting the Marion Moose Campground, the Lake James Landing community, and possibly residences along Island Cir and Houseboat Ln within the Lake James Getaways community.
102 Minor Flood Stage. Common, deeper flooding of low-lying areas adjacent to Lake James is developing with lesser impacts to vulnerable property. Lake James may be flooding yards, docks, and lake-access areas with up to 2-4 feet of inundation. Campgrounds along the Lake James shoreline may experience floodwater inundation of up to 1-2 feet. Low-lying campers may need to be relocated to prevent more significant damage.
101 Action/Advisory Stage. Common, nuisance flooding of low-lying areas adjacent to Lake James is underway. Lake James is approaching homes and other structures along Island Cir, Moose Campground Rd, and Houseboat Ln. Floodwaters may begin entering Linville Shores Campground. Lake James may be flooding lake-access areas with up to 2 feet of inundation. Campgrounds along the Lake James shoreline may experience floodwater inundation of up to 1 foot.
100 Full pool.
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Latitude: 35.743333° N, Longitude: 81.839444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 102 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 1100 ft 1202 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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