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Catawba River at Bridgewater Dam Pool (ft)Observed: 96.89 ft at 8:00PM Oct 09, 2018Observed: 96.87 ft at 9:00PM Oct 09, 2018Observed: 96.86 ft at 10:00PM Oct 09, 2018Observed: 96.85 ft at 11:00PM Oct 09, 2018Observed: 96.85 ft at 12:00AM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 96.86 ft at 1:00AM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 96.87 ft at 2:00AM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 96.89 ft at 3:00AM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 96.9 ft at 4:00AM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 96.91 ft at 5:00AM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 96.94 ft at 6:00AM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 96.94 ft at 7:00AM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 96.98 ft at 8:00AM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 96.98 ft at 9:00AM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 96.98 ft at 10:00AM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 96.99 ft at 11:00AM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 97.02 ft at 12:00PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 97.06 ft at 1:00PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 97.12 ft at 2:00PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 97.21 ft at 3:00PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 97.32 ft at 4:00PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 97.44 ft at 5:00PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 97.55 ft at 6:00PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 97.69 ft at 7:00PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 97.81 ft at 8:00PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 97.93 ft at 9:00PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 98.03 ft at 10:00PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 98.12 ft at 11:00PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 98.21 ft at 12:00AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 98.28 ft at 1:00AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 98.36 ft at 2:00AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 98.42 ft at 3:00AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 98.49 ft at 4:00AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 98.56 ft at 5:00AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 98.64 ft at 6:00AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 98.76 ft at 7:00AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 98.89 ft at 8:00AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 99.05 ft at 9:00AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 99.26 ft at 10:00AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 99.52 ft at 11:00AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 99.76 ft at 12:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 100.04 ft at 1:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 100.32 ft at 2:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 100.57 ft at 3:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 100.85 ft at 4:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 101.1 ft at 5:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 101.31 ft at 6:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 101.51 ft at 7:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 101.69 ft at 8:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 101.84 ft at 9:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 101.95 ft at 10:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 102.02 ft at 11:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 102.07 ft at 12:00AM Oct 12, 2018Highest Observation: 102.11 ft at 1:00AM Oct 12, 2018Highest Observation: 102.11 ft at 2:00AM Oct 12, 2018Highest Observation: 102.11 ft at 3:00AM Oct 12, 2018Highest Observation: 102.11 ft at 4:00AM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 102.1 ft at 5:00AM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 102.09 ft at 6:00AM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 102.06 ft at 7:00AM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 102.04 ft at 8:00AM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 102.03 ft at 9:00AM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 102 ft at 10:00AM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.98 ft at 11:00AM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.95 ft at 12:00PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.93 ft at 1:00PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.9 ft at 2:00PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.88 ft at 3:00PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.85 ft at 4:00PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.83 ft at 5:00PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.8 ft at 6:00PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.77 ft at 7:00PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.75 ft at 8:00PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.72 ft at 9:00PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.7 ft at 10:00PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.66 ft at 11:00PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 101.64 ft at 12:00AM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.61 ft at 1:00AM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.58 ft at 2:00AM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.55 ft at 3:00AM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.53 ft at 4:00AM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.5 ft at 5:00AM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.49 ft at 6:00AM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.45 ft at 7:00AM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.43 ft at 8:00AM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.39 ft at 9:00AM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.37 ft at 10:00AM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.35 ft at 11:00AM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.33 ft at 12:00PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.29 ft at 1:00PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.27 ft at 2:00PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.24 ft at 3:00PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.22 ft at 4:00PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.2 ft at 5:00PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.17 ft at 6:00PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.15 ft at 7:00PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.13 ft at 8:00PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.1 ft at 9:00PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.08 ft at 10:00PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.05 ft at 11:00PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 101.02 ft at 12:00AM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 101 ft at 1:00AM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.98 ft at 2:00AM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.95 ft at 3:00AM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.93 ft at 4:00AM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.91 ft at 5:00AM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.88 ft at 6:00AM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.87 ft at 7:00AM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.85 ft at 8:00AM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.82 ft at 9:00AM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.8 ft at 10:00AM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.77 ft at 11:00AM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.75 ft at 12:00PM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.72 ft at 1:00PM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.7 ft at 2:00PM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.68 ft at 3:00PM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.66 ft at 4:00PM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.63 ft at 5:00PM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.62 ft at 6:00PM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.59 ft at 7:00PM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.56 ft at 8:00PM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.55 ft at 9:00PM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.53 ft at 10:00PM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.51 ft at 11:00PM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 100.48 ft at 12:00AM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.46 ft at 1:00AM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.44 ft at 2:00AM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.42 ft at 3:00AM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.4 ft at 4:00AM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.38 ft at 5:00AM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.36 ft at 6:00AM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.34 ft at 7:00AM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.31 ft at 8:00AM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.3 ft at 9:00AM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.28 ft at 10:00AM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.26 ft at 11:00AM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.23 ft at 12:00PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.21 ft at 1:00PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.19 ft at 2:00PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.17 ft at 3:00PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.15 ft at 4:00PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.14 ft at 5:00PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.12 ft at 6:00PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.1 ft at 7:00PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.08 ft at 8:00PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.06 ft at 9:00PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.04 ft at 10:00PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100.02 ft at 11:00PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 100 ft at 12:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.98 ft at 1:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.96 ft at 2:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.94 ft at 3:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.93 ft at 4:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.9 ft at 5:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.88 ft at 6:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.86 ft at 7:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.84 ft at 8:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.82 ft at 9:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.8 ft at 10:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.78 ft at 11:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.76 ft at 12:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.74 ft at 1:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.73 ft at 2:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.71 ft at 3:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.69 ft at 4:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.68 ft at 5:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.66 ft at 6:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.64 ft at 7:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.64 ft at 8:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.61 ft at 9:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.59 ft at 10:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.58 ft at 11:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 99.55 ft at 12:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.53 ft at 1:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.52 ft at 2:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.49 ft at 3:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.47 ft at 4:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.46 ft at 5:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.43 ft at 6:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.42 ft at 7:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.4 ft at 8:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.38 ft at 9:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.36 ft at 10:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.33 ft at 11:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.3 ft at 12:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.29 ft at 1:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.28 ft at 2:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.25 ft at 3:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.24 ft at 4:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.2 ft at 5:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.2 ft at 6:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.16 ft at 7:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.12 ft at 8:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.1 ft at 9:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.08 ft at 10:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.06 ft at 11:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 99.04 ft at 12:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 99.01 ft at 1:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.98 ft at 2:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.96 ft at 3:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.93 ft at 4:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.91 ft at 5:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.88 ft at 6:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.85 ft at 7:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.83 ft at 8:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.81 ft at 9:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.78 ft at 10:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.76 ft at 11:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.74 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.72 ft at 1:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.69 ft at 2:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.67 ft at 3:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.64 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.62 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.6 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.57 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.55 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.52 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.5 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.47 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 98.44 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 98.42 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2018BRWN7(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (2:50AM Oct 19, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 98.42 ft at 1:00 AM EDT 19-Oct-2018. Flood Stage is 102 ft
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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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Latitude: 35.743333° N, Longitude: 81.839444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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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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