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Flat Creek (NC) above Flat Creek Rd. 1 SW Montreat Stage (ft)FCMN7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (10:35PM Aug 19, 2019)Flood Stage is 8.5 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Flat Creek (NC) above Flat Creek Rd. 1 SW Montreat. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 10.5
Flood Stage: 8.5
Action Stage: 6.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 5.23 ft on 09/25/2009
(2) 4.87 ft on 12/11/2008

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.23 ft on 09/25/2009
(2) 4.87 ft on 12/11/2008

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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15 Major Flooding continues. Flat Creek likely inundating Rainbow Terrace bridge and threatening the Town of Montreat Police Department. Floodwaters may threaten the first floor of home immediately to the south of the Montreat Rd. and Rainbow Terrace intersection. Floodwaters may approach home foundation at northbound intersection of Montreat Rd. and Flat Creek Rd. Living levels of right-bank homes immediately downstream of Flat Creek Rd. bridge inundated with at least 2 to 3 feet of floodwater.
13 Major Flood Stage. Flat Creek inundating living level of right-bank homes immediately downstream of Flat Creek Rd. bridge. Flat Creek inundating back yards of homes between Flat Creek Rd. and Rainbow Terrace. Floodwaters may approach road surface at Rainbow Terrace bridge.
12 Moderate Flooding continues. Flat Creek floodwaters may begin inundating living level of right-bank homes just downstream of Flat Creek Rd. bridge. Adjacent residental storage sheds and other structures will likely have over a foot of floodwater. Flat Creek reaches bankfull close to Rainbow Terrace bridge just downstream of the Town of Montreat Police Department.
11.2 Moderate Flooding continues. Flat Creek overtopping barrier rail at Flat Creek Rd. bridge. Flat Creek Rd. bridge and adjacent road surface inundated with over two feet of floodwater. Floodwaters inundating residential storage sheds, foundations, and approaching living levels of right-bank homes immediately downstream of Flat Creek Rd. bridge.
10.5 Moderate Flood Stage. Flat Creek inundating foundations of right-bank homes just downstream of Flat Creek Rd. bridge and likely inundating residential storage sheds. Floodwaters will likely block access to a left-bank residential driveway on Flat Creek Rd. adjacent to bridge. Flat Creek reaches bankfull close to streamgauge location just upstream of Flat Creek Rd. bridge.
9.7 Minor Flooding continues. Flat Creek reaches bottom of barrier rail at Flat Creek Rd. bridge. Flat Creek Rd. at Flat Creek inundated with 6 to 10 inches of water. Flat Creek may begin to block access to a left-bank residential driveway on Flat Creek Rd. adjacent to bridge. Floodwaters approaching foundations of right-bank homes and storage buildings just downstream of Flat Creek Rd. bridge.
8.9 Minor Flooding continues. Flat Creek reaches road surface at the Flat Creek Rd. bridge.
8.7 Minor Flooding continues. Flat Creek reaches bottom of bridge deck at Flat Creek Rd.
8.5 Minor Flood Stage. Flat Creek approaches bottom of bridge deck at Flat Creek Rd. Flat Creek floodwaters entering flood plain adjacent to Flat Creek Rd.
8 Action Stage continues. Flat Creek reaches bankfull near Flat Creek Rd.
6.7 Action Stage continues. Flat Creek reaches bottom of bridge girders on Flat Creek Rd.
6.5 Action Stage. Flat Creek approaches bottom of bridge girders on Flat Creek Rd.
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Latitude: 35.637222° N, Longitude: 82.312222° W, Horizontal Datum: Unknown

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 8.5 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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL 2464.75 2473.25 Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  
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