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Catawba River at Lookout Shoals Dam Pool (ft)Observed: 95.86 ft at 8:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 95.72 ft at 9:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 95.57 ft at 10:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 95.57 ft at 11:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 95.77 ft at 12:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96 ft at 1:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.09 ft at 2:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.15 ft at 3:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.18 ft at 4:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.21 ft at 5:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.39 ft at 6:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.59 ft at 7:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.79 ft at 8:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.9 ft at 9:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.77 ft at 10:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.64 ft at 11:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.49 ft at 12:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.36 ft at 1:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.21 ft at 2:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.06 ft at 3:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 96.03 ft at 4:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 95.85 ft at 5:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 95.7 ft at 6:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 95.57 ft at 7:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 95.42 ft at 8:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 95.28 ft at 9:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 95.33 ft at 10:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 95.54 ft at 11:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 95.78 ft at 12:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96 ft at 1:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.25 ft at 2:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.48 ft at 3:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.7 ft at 4:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.85 ft at 5:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.84 ft at 6:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.82 ft at 7:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.79 ft at 8:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.7 ft at 9:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.6 ft at 10:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.51 ft at 11:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.4 ft at 12:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.3 ft at 1:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.21 ft at 2:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.07 ft at 3:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 95.94 ft at 4:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 95.73 ft at 5:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 95.66 ft at 6:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 95.73 ft at 7:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 95.81 ft at 8:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 95.9 ft at 9:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96 ft at 10:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96.04 ft at 11:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 96 ft at 12:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.08 ft at 1:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.12 ft at 2:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.15 ft at 3:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.17 ft at 4:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.09 ft at 5:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 95.78 ft at 6:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 95.59 ft at 7:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 95.45 ft at 8:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 95.32 ft at 9:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 95.27 ft at 10:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 95.43 ft at 11:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 95.63 ft at 12:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 95.82 ft at 1:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.04 ft at 2:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.25 ft at 3:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.37 ft at 4:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.45 ft at 5:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.53 ft at 6:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.6 ft at 7:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.68 ft at 8:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.77 ft at 9:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.86 ft at 10:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.8 ft at 11:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 96.74 ft at 12:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.82 ft at 1:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.92 ft at 2:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 97.01 ft at 3:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 97.1 ft at 4:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 97.14 ft at 5:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 97.07 ft at 6:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 97.09 ft at 7:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 97.16 ft at 8:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 97.07 ft at 9:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.94 ft at 10:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.81 ft at 11:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.68 ft at 12:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.54 ft at 1:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.4 ft at 2:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.27 ft at 3:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.1 ft at 4:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 95.95 ft at 5:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 95.82 ft at 6:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 95.84 ft at 7:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.01 ft at 8:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.1 ft at 9:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.19 ft at 10:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.27 ft at 11:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 96.44 ft at 12:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.81 ft at 1:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.92 ft at 2:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.99 ft at 3:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 97.05 ft at 4:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 97.09 ft at 5:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 97.05 ft at 6:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.76 ft at 7:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.6 ft at 8:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.48 ft at 9:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.35 ft at 10:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.22 ft at 11:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.09 ft at 12:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.03 ft at 1:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.09 ft at 2:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.18 ft at 3:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.27 ft at 4:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.35 ft at 5:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.44 ft at 6:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.57 ft at 7:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.61 ft at 8:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.76 ft at 9:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 96.98 ft at 10:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 97.12 ft at 11:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 97.31 ft at 12:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 97.5 ft at 1:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 97.51 ft at 2:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 97.39 ft at 3:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 97.25 ft at 4:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 97.09 ft at 5:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 97.04 ft at 6:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 96.95 ft at 7:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 96.87 ft at 8:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 96.87 ft at 9:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 96.82 ft at 10:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 96.7 ft at 11:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 96.58 ft at 12:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 96.53 ft at 1:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 96.61 ft at 2:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 96.71 ft at 3:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 96.81 ft at 4:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 96.9 ft at 5:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 97 ft at 6:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 97.08 ft at 7:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 97.16 ft at 8:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 97.25 ft at 9:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 97.34 ft at 10:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 97.41 ft at 11:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 97.55 ft at 12:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.8 ft at 1:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.84 ft at 2:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.88 ft at 3:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.92 ft at 4:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.96 ft at 5:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.92 ft at 6:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.74 ft at 7:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.74 ft at 8:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.88 ft at 9:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.92 ft at 10:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.81 ft at 11:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.68 ft at 12:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.55 ft at 1:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.41 ft at 2:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.29 ft at 3:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.16 ft at 4:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.16 ft at 5:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.24 ft at 6:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.32 ft at 7:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.4 ft at 8:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.48 ft at 9:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.57 ft at 10:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 97.82 ft at 11:00PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 98.26 ft at 12:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.6 ft at 1:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.69 ft at 2:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.73 ft at 3:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.75 ft at 4:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.79 ft at 5:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.69 ft at 6:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.46 ft at 7:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.51 ft at 8:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.59 ft at 9:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.6 ft at 10:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.49 ft at 11:00AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.34 ft at 12:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.22 ft at 1:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.08 ft at 2:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 97.95 ft at 3:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 97.83 ft at 4:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 97.73 ft at 5:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 97.8 ft at 6:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 97.89 ft at 7:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 97.97 ft at 8:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.06 ft at 9:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.13 ft at 10:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.28 ft at 11:00PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 98.56 ft at 12:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 98.77 ft at 1:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 98.84 ft at 2:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 98.87 ft at 3:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 98.91 ft at 4:00AM Aug 10, 2020Highest Observation: 98.93 ft at 5:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 98.76 ft at 6:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 98.48 ft at 7:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 98.34 ft at 8:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 98.2 ft at 9:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 98.07 ft at 10:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 97.92 ft at 11:00AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 97.8 ft at 12:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 97.75 ft at 1:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 97.72 ft at 2:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 97.61 ft at 3:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 97.48 ft at 4:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 97.36 ft at 5:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 97.22 ft at 6:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 97.09 ft at 7:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 96.96 ft at 8:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 97.11 ft at 9:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 97.35 ft at 10:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 97.56 ft at 11:00PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 97.75 ft at 12:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 97.82 ft at 1:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 97.86 ft at 2:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 97.88 ft at 3:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 97.91 ft at 4:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 97.94 ft at 5:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 97.97 ft at 6:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 97.89 ft at 7:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 97.59 ft at 8:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 97.29 ft at 9:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 97.11 ft at 10:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 96.96 ft at 11:00AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 96.82 ft at 12:00PM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 96.67 ft at 1:00PM Aug 11, 2020LKSN7(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (3:05PM Aug 11, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 96.67 ft at 1:00 PM EDT 11-Aug-2020. Flood Stage is 103 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Catawba River at Lookout Shoals Dam. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 106
Moderate Flood Stage: 104
Flood Stage: 103
Action Stage: 102
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 114.40 ft on 08/30/1940
(2) 108.19 ft on 06/09/2019
(3) 107.36 ft on 09/09/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 108.19 ft on 06/09/2019
(2) 101.58 ft on 12/30/2015
(3) 101.91 ft on 12/03/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 77.10 ft on 11/26/2002
(2) 85.00 ft on 01/01/2003
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108 Major flooding continues. Devastating, widespread structural flooding within the Carpenters Cove community and along portions of Longfield St near Shadeview Ln is ongoing. Significant first-floor inundation is ongoing, exceeding 4 feet in several locations. Water rescues may be ongoing.
106 Major Flood Stage. Devastating, widespread structural flooding in the Carpenters Cove community and near the intersection of Longfield St and Shadeview Ln is imminent. Significant inundation of crawl spaces and basements is underway. Unelevated, first-floor flooding is beginning. Evacuations should be complete, but water rescuses may be ongoing.
104 Moderate Flood Stage. Lake floodwaters are approaching some homes in the Carpenters Cove community; electricity shutoff is imminent. Impacted residents, especially in the Carpenters Cove community, should be completing preparations to evacuate and heeding guidance from Catawba County Emergency Management.
103.5 Minor Flooding continues. Electricity may need to be turned off shortly for a few homes in the Carpenters Cove community as water approaches electrical boxes near homes. Crawl space flooding at 4867 Longfield St is imminent.
103 Minor Flood Stage. Significant inundation of low-lying areas including residential yards, docks, and boat-launch areas is ongoing around Lookout Shoals Lake. Lake floodwaters are approaching the crawl space of 4867 Longfield St. Residents along Longfield St and in the Carpenters Cove community should have completed the protection of property adjacent to the lake and be prepared to follow evacuation guidance from Catawba County Emergency Management.
102 Action/Advisory Stage. Nuisance flooding of low-lying areas including residential yards, docks, and boat-launch areas is ongoing. Residents should take immediate actions to protect property adjacent to the lake and monitor messaging from Catawba County Emergency Management.
100 Full Pool. Water begins flowing over the uncontrolled spillway of Lookout Shoals Dam.
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Latitude: 35.757739° N, Longitude: 81.089201° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 103 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 29 859 ft 961 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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