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ALERT: November 15 update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. The outage map will be updated each Thursday. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.

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N Fork Catawba River at Highway 221 Stage (ft)Observed: 3.98 ft at 5:10AM Nov 07, 2018Observed: 3.97 ft at 11:10PM Nov 07, 2018Observed: 3.97 ft at 5:10AM Nov 08, 2018Observed: 3.94 ft at 11:10AM Nov 10, 2018Observed: 3.92 ft at 5:10PM Nov 10, 2018Observed: 3.92 ft at 11:10PM Nov 10, 2018Observed: 3.91 ft at 5:10AM Nov 11, 2018Observed: 3.91 ft at 11:10AM Nov 11, 2018Observed: 3.9 ft at 5:10PM Nov 11, 2018Observed: 4.12 ft at 3:55PM Nov 12, 2018Observed: 4.37 ft at 5:10AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 4.3 ft at 5:10PM Nov 13, 2018Highest Observation: 4.9 ft at 11:10PM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 4.2 ft at 11:10AM Nov 14, 2018NFKN7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (9:20AM Nov 16, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.2 ft at 11:10 AM EST 14-Nov-2018. Flood Stage is 8 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the N Fork Catawba River at Highway 221. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 7.90 ft on 02/07/2013
(2) 7.70 ft on 03/06/2011 (P)
(3) 7.44 ft on 05/05/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.22 ft on 02/03/2016
(2) 6.12 ft on 12/24/2015
(3) 6.70 ft on 12/04/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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9 Minor Flood Stage. The North Fork Catawba River is flooding the Mountain Paradise Campground, requiring evacuations.
8.5 Action Stage continues. The North Fork Catawba River is beginning to overtop the rock wall at the Mountain Paradise Campground.
8 Action Stage. The North Fork Catawba River is beginning to approach the Mountain Paradise Campground.
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Latitude: 35.875556° N, Longitude: 81.942500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 8 ft  
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