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Nantahala River at Nantahala Dam Pool (ft)Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 8:00PM Jul 08, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 9:00PM Jul 08, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 10:00PM Jul 08, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 11:00PM Jul 08, 2019Observed: 96.74 ft at 12:00AM Jul 09, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 1:00AM Jul 09, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 2:00AM Jul 09, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 3:00AM Jul 09, 2019Observed: 96.74 ft at 4:00AM Jul 09, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 5:00AM Jul 09, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 6:00AM Jul 09, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 7:00AM Jul 09, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 8:00AM Jul 09, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 9:00AM Jul 09, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 10:00AM Jul 09, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 11:00AM Jul 09, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 12:00PM Jul 09, 2019Highest Observation: 96.75 ft at 1:00PM Jul 09, 2019Observed: 96.74 ft at 2:00PM Jul 09, 2019Observed: 96.74 ft at 3:00PM Jul 09, 2019Observed: 96.74 ft at 4:00PM Jul 09, 2019Observed: 96.73 ft at 5:00PM Jul 09, 2019Observed: 96.73 ft at 6:00PM Jul 09, 2019Observed: 96.72 ft at 7:00PM Jul 09, 2019Observed: 96.72 ft at 8:00PM Jul 09, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 9:00PM Jul 09, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 10:00PM Jul 09, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 11:00PM Jul 09, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 12:00AM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 1:00AM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 2:00AM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 3:00AM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 4:00AM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 5:00AM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 6:00AM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 7:00AM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.72 ft at 8:00AM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.72 ft at 9:00AM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.72 ft at 10:00AM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.72 ft at 11:00AM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.72 ft at 12:00PM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.72 ft at 1:00PM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 2:00PM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 3:00PM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.71 ft at 4:00PM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.7 ft at 5:00PM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.69 ft at 6:00PM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.69 ft at 7:00PM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.68 ft at 8:00PM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.68 ft at 9:00PM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.68 ft at 10:00PM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.67 ft at 11:00PM Jul 10, 2019Observed: 96.67 ft at 12:00AM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.67 ft at 1:00AM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.67 ft at 2:00AM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.67 ft at 3:00AM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 4:00AM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 5:00AM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.67 ft at 6:00AM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 7:00AM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 8:00AM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 9:00AM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.67 ft at 10:00AM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 11:00AM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 12:00PM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 1:00PM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.66 ft at 2:00PM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.65 ft at 3:00PM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.65 ft at 4:00PM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.64 ft at 5:00PM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.64 ft at 6:00PM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.63 ft at 7:00PM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.62 ft at 8:00PM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.62 ft at 9:00PM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.61 ft at 10:00PM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.6 ft at 11:00PM Jul 11, 2019Observed: 96.61 ft at 12:00AM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.6 ft at 1:00AM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.6 ft at 2:00AM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.59 ft at 3:00AM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.59 ft at 4:00AM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.59 ft at 5:00AM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.59 ft at 6:00AM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.59 ft at 7:00AM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.59 ft at 8:00AM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.58 ft at 9:00AM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.58 ft at 10:00AM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.59 ft at 11:00AM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.58 ft at 12:00PM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.58 ft at 1:00PM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.57 ft at 2:00PM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.57 ft at 3:00PM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.56 ft at 4:00PM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.56 ft at 5:00PM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.55 ft at 6:00PM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.55 ft at 7:00PM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.54 ft at 8:00PM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.54 ft at 9:00PM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.53 ft at 10:00PM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.52 ft at 11:00PM Jul 12, 2019Observed: 96.52 ft at 12:00AM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.52 ft at 1:00AM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 2:00AM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 3:00AM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 4:00AM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 5:00AM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 6:00AM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 7:00AM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 8:00AM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 9:00AM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 10:00AM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 11:00AM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 12:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 1:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 2:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.51 ft at 3:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.5 ft at 4:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.5 ft at 5:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.5 ft at 6:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.5 ft at 7:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.49 ft at 8:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.49 ft at 9:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 10:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 11:00PM Jul 13, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 12:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 1:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 2:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 3:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 4:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 5:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 6:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 7:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 8:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 9:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 10:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.48 ft at 11:00AM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.47 ft at 12:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.47 ft at 1:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.47 ft at 2:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.47 ft at 3:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.46 ft at 4:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.46 ft at 5:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.46 ft at 6:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.45 ft at 7:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.44 ft at 8:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.43 ft at 9:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.43 ft at 10:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.42 ft at 11:00PM Jul 14, 2019Observed: 96.41 ft at 12:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.41 ft at 1:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.4 ft at 2:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.4 ft at 3:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.4 ft at 4:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 5:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 6:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 7:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 8:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 9:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.39 ft at 10:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.38 ft at 11:00AM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.37 ft at 12:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.37 ft at 1:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.37 ft at 2:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.36 ft at 3:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.35 ft at 4:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.34 ft at 5:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.34 ft at 6:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.33 ft at 7:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.32 ft at 8:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.31 ft at 9:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.3 ft at 10:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.29 ft at 11:00PM Jul 15, 2019Observed: 96.29 ft at 12:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.28 ft at 1:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.27 ft at 2:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.27 ft at 3:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.26 ft at 4:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.26 ft at 5:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.25 ft at 6:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.25 ft at 7:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.25 ft at 8:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.25 ft at 9:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.24 ft at 10:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.24 ft at 11:00AM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.24 ft at 12:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.23 ft at 1:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.23 ft at 2:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.22 ft at 3:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.21 ft at 4:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.2 ft at 5:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.2 ft at 6:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.19 ft at 7:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.18 ft at 8:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.17 ft at 9:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.17 ft at 10:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.16 ft at 11:00PM Jul 16, 2019Observed: 96.16 ft at 12:00AM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.15 ft at 1:00AM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.15 ft at 2:00AM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.15 ft at 3:00AM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.14 ft at 4:00AM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.14 ft at 5:00AM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.14 ft at 6:00AM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.14 ft at 7:00AM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.14 ft at 8:00AM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.13 ft at 9:00AM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.13 ft at 10:00AM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.13 ft at 11:00AM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.13 ft at 12:00PM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.12 ft at 1:00PM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.13 ft at 2:00PM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.11 ft at 3:00PM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.11 ft at 4:00PM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.1 ft at 5:00PM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.1 ft at 6:00PM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.09 ft at 7:00PM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.09 ft at 8:00PM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.09 ft at 9:00PM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.09 ft at 10:00PM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.09 ft at 11:00PM Jul 17, 2019Observed: 96.08 ft at 12:00AM Jul 18, 2019Observed: 96.08 ft at 1:00AM Jul 18, 2019Observed: 96.08 ft at 2:00AM Jul 18, 2019Observed: 96.08 ft at 3:00AM Jul 18, 2019Observed: 96.08 ft at 4:00AM Jul 18, 2019Observed: 96.09 ft at 5:00AM Jul 18, 2019Observed: 96.09 ft at 6:00AM Jul 18, 2019Observed: 96.09 ft at 7:00AM Jul 18, 2019Observed: 96.09 ft at 8:00AM Jul 18, 2019Observed: 96.09 ft at 9:00AM Jul 18, 2019Observed: 96.09 ft at 10:00AM Jul 18, 2019Observed: 96.09 ft at 11:00AM Jul 18, 2019NANN7(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (1:05PM Jul 18, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 96.09 ft at 11:00 AM EDT 18-Jul-2019. Flood Stage is 102 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Nantahala River at Nantahala 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: 99.2
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 98.73 ft on 09/22/2004
(2) 94.91 ft on 03/12/2011

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 94.91 ft on 03/12/2011
(2) 98.73 ft on 09/22/2004

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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2400 A DISCHARGE OF 2400 CFS WILL LIKELY CAUSE FLOODING PROBLEMS DOWNSTREAM OF THE DAM.
720 720 CFS OR HIGHER MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS DOWN STREAM. THE SECTION OF NANTAHALA DAM ROAD THAT FORDS THE RIVER WILL BE CLOSED.
110 MAJOR FLOODING BEGINS. HOMES AND BRIDGES DOWNSTREAM OF THE DAM MAY BE AFFECTED. DANGEROUS FOR WHITEATER RAFTING AND OTHER WATER ENTHUSIASTS.
105 MODERATE FLOODING ALONG SHORELINE AND DOWNSTREAM OF THE DAM. WHITEWATER RAFTING OPERATIONS DEFINITELY IMPACTED.
102 MINOR FLOODING OF DOCKS, WITH POSSIBLE ADVERSE IMPACT ON CANOERS AND WHITEWATER RAFTING OPERATIONS, BEGINS.
100 FULL POOL.
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Latitude: 35.199722° N, Longitude: 83.653056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
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)
Elevation information source
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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 2881 ft 2981 ft  

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