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Catawba River at Cowans Ford Dam Pool (ft)Observed: 96.98 ft at 7:00PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 96.96 ft at 8:00PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 96.91 ft at 9:00PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 96.93 ft at 10:00PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 96.93 ft at 11:00PM Dec 04, 2019Observed: 96.95 ft at 12:00AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.94 ft at 1:00AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.96 ft at 2:00AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.97 ft at 3:00AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.93 ft at 4:00AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.92 ft at 5:00AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.92 ft at 6:00AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.97 ft at 7:00AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.94 ft at 8:00AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.95 ft at 9:00AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.98 ft at 10:00AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.97 ft at 11:00AM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.96 ft at 12:00PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.97 ft at 1:00PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.97 ft at 2:00PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.98 ft at 3:00PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.99 ft at 4:00PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.96 ft at 5:00PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.94 ft at 6:00PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.98 ft at 7:00PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.96 ft at 8:00PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.95 ft at 9:00PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.98 ft at 10:00PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.98 ft at 11:00PM Dec 05, 2019Observed: 96.95 ft at 12:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 96.98 ft at 1:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 97 ft at 2:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 97 ft at 3:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 96.98 ft at 4:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 96.96 ft at 5:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 96.96 ft at 6:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 96.95 ft at 7:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 96.96 ft at 8:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 96.96 ft at 9:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 96.98 ft at 10:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 97 ft at 11:00AM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 97 ft at 12:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 97.01 ft at 1:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 97.04 ft at 2:00PM Dec 06, 2019Highest Observation: 97.05 ft at 3:00PM Dec 06, 2019Highest Observation: 97.05 ft at 4:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 97.03 ft at 5:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 97.02 ft at 6:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 97.04 ft at 7:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 97.03 ft at 8:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 96.99 ft at 9:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 96.98 ft at 10:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 96.99 ft at 11:00PM Dec 06, 2019Observed: 96.96 ft at 12:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.96 ft at 1:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 97.01 ft at 2:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.98 ft at 3:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.96 ft at 4:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.98 ft at 5:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.95 ft at 6:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.93 ft at 7:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.93 ft at 8:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.98 ft at 9:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.91 ft at 10:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.9 ft at 11:00AM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.93 ft at 12:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.95 ft at 1:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.91 ft at 2:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.93 ft at 3:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.93 ft at 4:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.9 ft at 5:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.9 ft at 6:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.91 ft at 7:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.87 ft at 8:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.83 ft at 9:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.83 ft at 10:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.78 ft at 11:00PM Dec 07, 2019Observed: 96.81 ft at 12:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.82 ft at 1:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.79 ft at 2:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.8 ft at 3:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.8 ft at 4:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.74 ft at 5:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.73 ft at 6:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.74 ft at 7:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.73 ft at 8:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 9:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.68 ft at 10:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.69 ft at 11:00AM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.69 ft at 12:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 1:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.65 ft at 2:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 3:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.64 ft at 4:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.63 ft at 5:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.63 ft at 6:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.62 ft at 7:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.58 ft at 8:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.57 ft at 9:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.57 ft at 10:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.55 ft at 11:00PM Dec 08, 2019Observed: 96.53 ft at 12:00AM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.52 ft at 1:00AM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.53 ft at 2:00AM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.52 ft at 3:00AM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.53 ft at 4:00AM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.49 ft at 5:00AM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.47 ft at 6:00AM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 7:00AM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 8:00AM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.46 ft at 9:00AM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.46 ft at 10:00AM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 11:00AM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 12:00PM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 1:00PM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 2:00PM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 3:00PM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.49 ft at 4:00PM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.45 ft at 5:00PM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.43 ft at 6:00PM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.43 ft at 7:00PM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 8:00PM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 9:00PM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.44 ft at 10:00PM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.41 ft at 11:00PM Dec 09, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 12:00AM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 1:00AM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 2:00AM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 3:00AM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 4:00AM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 5:00AM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.34 ft at 6:00AM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.32 ft at 7:00AM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.34 ft at 8:00AM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.33 ft at 9:00AM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.31 ft at 10:00AM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.37 ft at 11:00AM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 12:00PM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.4 ft at 1:00PM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 2:00PM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.45 ft at 3:00PM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.43 ft at 4:00PM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 5:00PM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 6:00PM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 7:00PM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.41 ft at 8:00PM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 9:00PM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.37 ft at 10:00PM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.43 ft at 11:00PM Dec 10, 2019Observed: 96.46 ft at 12:00AM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.44 ft at 1:00AM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 2:00AM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 3:00AM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 4:00AM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.45 ft at 5:00AM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.41 ft at 6:00AM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.37 ft at 7:00AM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 8:00AM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.41 ft at 9:00AM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 10:00AM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 11:00AM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.44 ft at 12:00PM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.43 ft at 1:00PM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 2:00PM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 3:00PM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 4:00PM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.37 ft at 5:00PM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 6:00PM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 7:00PM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.37 ft at 8:00PM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 9:00PM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 10:00PM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 11:00PM Dec 11, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 12:00AM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 1:00AM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 2:00AM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 3:00AM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 4:00AM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 5:00AM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 6:00AM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 7:00AM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.36 ft at 8:00AM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.37 ft at 9:00AM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.34 ft at 10:00AM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 11:00AM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 12:00PM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 1:00PM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 2:00PM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.37 ft at 3:00PM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.37 ft at 4:00PM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.32 ft at 5:00PM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.33 ft at 6:00PM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.34 ft at 7:00PM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.36 ft at 8:00PM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.37 ft at 9:00PM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.41 ft at 10:00PM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 11:00PM Dec 12, 2019Observed: 96.43 ft at 12:00AM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.45 ft at 1:00AM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.43 ft at 2:00AM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 3:00AM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.45 ft at 4:00AM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.43 ft at 5:00AM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.4 ft at 6:00AM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.44 ft at 7:00AM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 8:00AM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 9:00AM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.46 ft at 10:00AM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 11:00AM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.54 ft at 12:00PM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.55 ft at 1:00PM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.49 ft at 2:00PM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.58 ft at 3:00PM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.6 ft at 4:00PM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.58 ft at 5:00PM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.64 ft at 6:00PM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 7:00PM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.64 ft at 8:00PM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 9:00PM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 10:00PM Dec 13, 2019Observed: 96.64 ft at 11:00PM Dec 13, 2019CWAN7(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (12:20AM Dec 14, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 96.64 ft at 11:00 PM EST 13-Dec-2019. Flood Stage is 102 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Catawba River at Cowans Ford 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) 100.93 ft on 09/09/2004
(2) 100.50 ft on 08/19/1994
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 99.30 ft on 05/07/2013
(2) 100.93 ft on 09/09/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 88.10 ft on 02/05/1966
(2) 93.08 ft on 11/30/2007
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115.5 all gates open AT this level.
110 MAJOR FLOODING BEGINS. HOMES AND BRIDGES DOWNSTREAM OF THE DAM MAY BE AFFECTED.
105 MODERATE FLOODING OF HOMES ALONG SHORELINE AND IN VICINITY OF DAM BEGINS.
102 FLOODING OF DOCKS AND LOW LYING AREAS ALONG SHORELINE FLOODED AND SOME HOMES BELOW THE DAM FLOOD.
101 Action Stage Continues. Docks and yards may begin to flood. Primary flood impacts may be below Cowans Ford Dam. Flood Advisory likely.
100 FULL POOL. FLOODING ALONG SHORELINE AND DOWNSTREAM OF DAM WILL BEGIN. FLS @ 101
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Latitude: 35.434722° N, Longitude: 80.958333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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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)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 660 ft 772 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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