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Catawba River at Oxford Dam Pool (ft)Observed: 97.77 ft at 6:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 97.89 ft at 7:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 97.85 ft at 8:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 97.94 ft at 9:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 97.95 ft at 10:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 97.82 ft at 11:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 97.94 ft at 12:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.82 ft at 1:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.89 ft at 2:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.84 ft at 3:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.88 ft at 4:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.85 ft at 5:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.84 ft at 6:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.86 ft at 7:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.84 ft at 8:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.86 ft at 9:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.78 ft at 10:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.8 ft at 11:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.68 ft at 12:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.68 ft at 1:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.57 ft at 2:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.74 ft at 3:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.65 ft at 4:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.8 ft at 5:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 97.81 ft at 6:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 98.01 ft at 7:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 98.03 ft at 8:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 98.19 ft at 9:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 98.07 ft at 10:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 98.11 ft at 11:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 98.1 ft at 12:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.05 ft at 1:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.13 ft at 2:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.08 ft at 3:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.09 ft at 4:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.07 ft at 5:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.11 ft at 6:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.08 ft at 7:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.07 ft at 8:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.08 ft at 9:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.03 ft at 10:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.02 ft at 11:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 97.92 ft at 12:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 97.93 ft at 1:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 97.82 ft at 2:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 97.97 ft at 3:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 97.88 ft at 4:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.05 ft at 5:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98 ft at 6:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.26 ft at 7:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.2 ft at 8:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.4 ft at 9:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.24 ft at 10:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.34 ft at 11:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 98.31 ft at 12:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.32 ft at 1:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.33 ft at 2:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.28 ft at 3:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.36 ft at 4:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.29 ft at 5:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.37 ft at 6:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.28 ft at 7:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.34 ft at 8:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.3 ft at 9:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.28 ft at 10:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.44 ft at 11:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.32 ft at 12:00PM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.52 ft at 1:00PM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.45 ft at 2:00PM Jul 22, 2018Highest Observation: 98.61 ft at 3:00PM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 98.56 ft at 4:00PM Jul 22, 2018Duke Energy Lake LevelsOXFN7(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (5:50PM Jul 22, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 98.56 ft at 4:00 PM EDT 22-Jul-2018. Flood Stage is 101 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Catawba River at Oxford 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: 101
Action Stage: 100.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 104.70 ft on 08/30/1940
(2) 101.70 ft on 05/06/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 101.70 ft on 05/06/2013
(2) 100.11 ft on 09/09/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 80.80 ft on 12/21/1933
(2) 92.70 ft on 01/12/1995
(3) 94.14 ft on 09/29/2007
(4) 95.56 ft on 09/20/2015
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110 MAJOR FLOODING BEGINS. HOMES AND BRIDGES DOWNSTREAM OF THE DAM MAY BE AFFECTED. FLS @ 101.50
105 MODERATE FLOODING OF HOMES ALONG SHORELINE AND IN VICINITY OF DAM BEGINS.
102.5 AT THIS LEVEL DOCKS AND YARDS WILL BE FLOODED. ROADS TO SOME HOMES WILL BE FLOODED AND RESIDENCES WILL BE CUT OFF.
101.5 ONE HOME ON LONGVIEW LANE WILL BE FLOODED.
101 HOMES ON LONGVIEW LANE WILL BEGIN TO FLOOD. DOCKS AND YARDS OF OTHER HOMES WILL BE FLOODED ON CALDWELL COUNTY SIDE.
100.5 RIVERBEND PARK BELOW THE DAM IN CATAWBA COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED. FLS NEEDEDIF 4 GATES ARE OPEN. HIGHWAY 16 WILL LIKELY BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DUE TO HIGH WATER.
100 FULL POOL FLOODING ALONG SHORE LINE AND DOWNSTREAM OF DAM WILL BEGIN. (FLS @ 100.5)
2 2.0 TO THE WEST OF THIS SITE WILL CAUSE FLOODING IN CLAREMONT AREA. SEE FLOOD REF.
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(1) View of Oxford dam
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Latitude: 35.821289° N, Longitude: 81.192440° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 101 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 29 835 ft 937 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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