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ALERT: December 5th 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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Catawba River at Bridgewater Dam Pool (ft)Highest Observation: 97.2 ft at 7:00PM Dec 01, 2018Observed: 97.18 ft at 8:00PM Dec 01, 2018Observed: 97.18 ft at 9:00PM Dec 01, 2018Observed: 97.17 ft at 10:00PM Dec 01, 2018Observed: 97.15 ft at 11:00PM Dec 01, 2018Observed: 97.17 ft at 12:00AM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.15 ft at 1:00AM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.15 ft at 2:00AM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.13 ft at 3:00AM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.15 ft at 4:00AM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.15 ft at 5:00AM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.13 ft at 6:00AM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.13 ft at 7:00AM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.14 ft at 8:00AM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.13 ft at 9:00AM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.11 ft at 10:00AM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.11 ft at 11:00AM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.12 ft at 12:00PM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.1 ft at 1:00PM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.09 ft at 2:00PM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.11 ft at 3:00PM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.1 ft at 4:00PM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.08 ft at 5:00PM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.06 ft at 6:00PM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.04 ft at 7:00PM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97.01 ft at 8:00PM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 97 ft at 9:00PM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 96.98 ft at 10:00PM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 96.98 ft at 11:00PM Dec 02, 2018Observed: 96.98 ft at 12:00AM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 96.99 ft at 1:00AM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 97 ft at 2:00AM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 97 ft at 3:00AM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 97.04 ft at 4:00AM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 97.04 ft at 5:00AM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 97.04 ft at 6:00AM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 97.04 ft at 7:00AM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 97.03 ft at 8:00AM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 97.02 ft at 9:00AM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 97.02 ft at 10:00AM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 97.01 ft at 11:00AM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 97 ft at 12:00PM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 97 ft at 1:00PM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 96.99 ft at 2:00PM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 96.98 ft at 3:00PM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 96.97 ft at 4:00PM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 96.95 ft at 5:00PM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 96.92 ft at 6:00PM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 96.91 ft at 7:00PM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 96.87 ft at 8:00PM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 96.87 ft at 9:00PM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 96.85 ft at 10:00PM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 96.85 ft at 11:00PM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 96.84 ft at 12:00AM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.83 ft at 1:00AM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.86 ft at 2:00AM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.86 ft at 3:00AM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.87 ft at 4:00AM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.89 ft at 5:00AM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.9 ft at 6:00AM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.88 ft at 7:00AM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.87 ft at 8:00AM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.87 ft at 9:00AM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.86 ft at 10:00AM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.84 ft at 11:00AM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.84 ft at 12:00PM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.83 ft at 1:00PM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.83 ft at 2:00PM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.82 ft at 3:00PM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.79 ft at 4:00PM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.78 ft at 5:00PM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.74 ft at 6:00PM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.72 ft at 7:00PM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.7 ft at 8:00PM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.67 ft at 9:00PM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.67 ft at 10:00PM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.65 ft at 11:00PM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 96.66 ft at 12:00AM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.66 ft at 1:00AM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.67 ft at 2:00AM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.68 ft at 3:00AM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.7 ft at 4:00AM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.7 ft at 5:00AM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.7 ft at 6:00AM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.68 ft at 7:00AM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.65 ft at 8:00AM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.62 ft at 9:00AM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.6 ft at 10:00AM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.57 ft at 11:00AM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.54 ft at 12:00PM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.53 ft at 1:00PM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.48 ft at 2:00PM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.47 ft at 3:00PM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.46 ft at 4:00PM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.47 ft at 5:00PM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.47 ft at 6:00PM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.49 ft at 7:00PM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.48 ft at 8:00PM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.5 ft at 9:00PM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.5 ft at 10:00PM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.52 ft at 11:00PM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 96.53 ft at 12:00AM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.52 ft at 1:00AM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.55 ft at 2:00AM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.56 ft at 3:00AM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.55 ft at 4:00AM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.57 ft at 5:00AM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.56 ft at 6:00AM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.54 ft at 7:00AM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.51 ft at 8:00AM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.48 ft at 9:00AM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.46 ft at 10:00AM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.44 ft at 11:00AM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.4 ft at 12:00PM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.37 ft at 1:00PM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.36 ft at 2:00PM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.33 ft at 3:00PM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.3 ft at 4:00PM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.31 ft at 5:00PM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.32 ft at 6:00PM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.33 ft at 7:00PM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.33 ft at 8:00PM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.35 ft at 9:00PM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.36 ft at 10:00PM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.36 ft at 11:00PM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 96.38 ft at 12:00AM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.37 ft at 1:00AM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.4 ft at 2:00AM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.41 ft at 3:00AM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.41 ft at 4:00AM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.41 ft at 5:00AM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.41 ft at 6:00AM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.39 ft at 7:00AM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.36 ft at 8:00AM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.33 ft at 9:00AM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.31 ft at 10:00AM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.29 ft at 11:00AM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.25 ft at 12:00PM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.22 ft at 1:00PM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.21 ft at 2:00PM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.17 ft at 3:00PM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.15 ft at 4:00PM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.17 ft at 5:00PM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.16 ft at 6:00PM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.19 ft at 7:00PM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.19 ft at 8:00PM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.2 ft at 9:00PM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.2 ft at 10:00PM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.22 ft at 11:00PM Dec 07, 2018Observed: 96.22 ft at 12:00AM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.23 ft at 1:00AM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.23 ft at 2:00AM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.25 ft at 3:00AM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.26 ft at 4:00AM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.26 ft at 5:00AM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.27 ft at 6:00AM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.28 ft at 7:00AM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.29 ft at 8:00AM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.29 ft at 9:00AM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.29 ft at 10:00AM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.28 ft at 11:00AM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.28 ft at 12:00PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.28 ft at 1:00PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.26 ft at 2:00PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.23 ft at 3:00PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.2 ft at 4:00PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.17 ft at 5:00PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.16 ft at 6:00PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.12 ft at 7:00PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.1 ft at 8:00PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.07 ft at 9:00PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.08 ft at 10:00PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.09 ft at 11:00PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 96.1 ft at 12:00AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.12 ft at 1:00AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.15 ft at 2:00AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.16 ft at 3:00AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.18 ft at 4:00AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.19 ft at 5:00AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.21 ft at 6:00AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.25 ft at 7:00AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.26 ft at 8:00AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.28 ft at 9:00AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.31 ft at 10:00AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.33 ft at 11:00AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.33 ft at 12:00PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.33 ft at 1:00PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.33 ft at 2:00PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.34 ft at 3:00PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.32 ft at 4:00PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.3 ft at 5:00PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.28 ft at 6:00PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.26 ft at 7:00PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.24 ft at 8:00PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.21 ft at 9:00PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.23 ft at 10:00PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.23 ft at 11:00PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 96.26 ft at 12:00AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.26 ft at 1:00AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.29 ft at 2:00AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.3 ft at 3:00AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.31 ft at 4:00AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.32 ft at 5:00AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.35 ft at 6:00AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.36 ft at 7:00AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.38 ft at 8:00AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.41 ft at 9:00AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.42 ft at 10:00AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.44 ft at 11:00AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.43 ft at 12:00PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.43 ft at 1:00PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.42 ft at 2:00PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.4 ft at 3:00PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.38 ft at 4:00PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.37 ft at 5:00PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.35 ft at 6:00PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.33 ft at 7:00PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.32 ft at 8:00PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.33 ft at 9:00PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.35 ft at 10:00PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.36 ft at 11:00PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 96.38 ft at 12:00AM Dec 11, 2018BRWN7(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (1:50AM Dec 11, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 96.38 ft at 12:00 AM EST 11-Dec-2018. Flood Stage is 102 ft
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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: 100
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 FLOODING BEGINS. HOMES AND BRIDGES DOWNSTREAM OF THE DAM MAY BE AFFECTED.
105 MODERATE FLOODING OF HOMES ALONG THE SHORELINE IN THE VICINITY OF THE DAM BEGINS. CAMPING SITES WILL BE FLOODED IN THE MOOSE LODGE AREA NEAR NEBO.
104 CAMP SITES IN THE MOOSE LODGE AREA AND ISLAND DRIVE AREA WILL HAVE 2 FT OF WATER IN THEM. CAMPSITES IN THE LAKE JAMES COMMUNITY IN MACDOWELL COUNTY WILL ALL SO BE FLOODED.
103 FLOODING WILL BE ONE FT DEEP AT MOOSE LODGE CAMPSITES NEAR NEBO AND IN THE LAKE JAMES COMMUNITY IN MCDOWELL COUNTY.
102 FLOODING OF DOCKS AND YARDS ALONG THE SHORELINE CONTINUES AND CAMPERS IN THE MOOSE LODGE CAMPGROUND BEGINS.
101 THE RIVER STARTS TO APPROACH CAMPERS ON MOOSE LODGE CAMPGROUND ROAD AND HOUSE BOAT LANE NEAR MARION NC. FLS NEEDED
100 FULL POOL 3600 CFS. FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS AND DOCKS ALONG THE SHORELINE BEGINS. LINVILLE SHORES CAMPGROUND NEAR FONTA FLORA WILL BEGIN TO GET WATER INTO THE CAMPGROUND. FLS @ 101.0
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(1) view of bridgewater dam
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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
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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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