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Waccamaw River near Conway Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 8.74 ft at 11:15AM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.74 ft at 11:30AM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.72 ft at 11:45AM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.76 ft at 12:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.73 ft at 12:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.75 ft at 12:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.76 ft at 12:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.75 ft at 1:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.75 ft at 1:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.77 ft at 1:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.78 ft at 1:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.77 ft at 2:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.78 ft at 2:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.8 ft at 2:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.8 ft at 2:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.81 ft at 3:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.82 ft at 3:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.82 ft at 3:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.83 ft at 3:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.82 ft at 4:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.85 ft at 4:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.86 ft at 4:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.86 ft at 4:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.88 ft at 5:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.89 ft at 5:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.92 ft at 5:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.91 ft at 5:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.95 ft at 6:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.95 ft at 6:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.97 ft at 6:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.96 ft at 6:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 8.98 ft at 7:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.01 ft at 7:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.01 ft at 7:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.02 ft at 7:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.05 ft at 8:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.06 ft at 8:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.07 ft at 8:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.07 ft at 8:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.09 ft at 9:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.09 ft at 9:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.09 ft at 9:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.1 ft at 9:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.12 ft at 10:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.1 ft at 10:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.11 ft at 10:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.12 ft at 10:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.12 ft at 11:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.13 ft at 11:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.12 ft at 11:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.12 ft at 11:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 9.14 ft at 12:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.13 ft at 12:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.13 ft at 12:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.13 ft at 12:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.13 ft at 1:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.13 ft at 1:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.11 ft at 1:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.13 ft at 1:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.14 ft at 2:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.13 ft at 2:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.13 ft at 2:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.13 ft at 2:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.14 ft at 3:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.14 ft at 3:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.14 ft at 3:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.12 ft at 3:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.13 ft at 4:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.14 ft at 4:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.13 ft at 4:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.12 ft at 4:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.15 ft at 5:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.15 ft at 5:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.18 ft at 5:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.22 ft at 5:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.21 ft at 6:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.23 ft at 6:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.22 ft at 6:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.24 ft at 6:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.24 ft at 7:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.25 ft at 7:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.26 ft at 7:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.24 ft at 7:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.26 ft at 8:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.28 ft at 8:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.28 ft at 8:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.3 ft at 8:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.27 ft at 9:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.3 ft at 9:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.31 ft at 9:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.3 ft at 9:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.31 ft at 10:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.31 ft at 10:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.34 ft at 10:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.32 ft at 10:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.35 ft at 11:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.35 ft at 11:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.35 ft at 11:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.34 ft at 11:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.36 ft at 12:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.33 ft at 12:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.37 ft at 12:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.35 ft at 12:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.34 ft at 1:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.35 ft at 1:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.38 ft at 1:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.37 ft at 1:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.37 ft at 2:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.36 ft at 2:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.36 ft at 2:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.36 ft at 2:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.37 ft at 3:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.37 ft at 3:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.38 ft at 3:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.37 ft at 3:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.38 ft at 4:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.38 ft at 4:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.37 ft at 4:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.38 ft at 4:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.37 ft at 5:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.4 ft at 5:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.38 ft at 5:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.39 ft at 5:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.35 ft at 6:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.4 ft at 6:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.38 ft at 6:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.4 ft at 6:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.4 ft at 7:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.4 ft at 7:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.4 ft at 7:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.4 ft at 7:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.4 ft at 8:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.39 ft at 8:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.41 ft at 8:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.41 ft at 8:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.42 ft at 9:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.4 ft at 9:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.4 ft at 9:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.42 ft at 9:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.41 ft at 10:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.41 ft at 10:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.41 ft at 10:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.43 ft at 10:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.42 ft at 11:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.44 ft at 11:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.45 ft at 11:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.43 ft at 11:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 9.44 ft at 12:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.45 ft at 12:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.45 ft at 12:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.45 ft at 12:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.46 ft at 1:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.43 ft at 1:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.43 ft at 1:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.46 ft at 1:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.44 ft at 2:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.44 ft at 2:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.45 ft at 2:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.46 ft at 2:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.47 ft at 3:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.46 ft at 3:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.47 ft at 3:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.48 ft at 3:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.47 ft at 4:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.47 ft at 4:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.47 ft at 4:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.47 ft at 4:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.47 ft at 5:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.45 ft at 5:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.46 ft at 5:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.49 ft at 5:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.49 ft at 6:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.47 ft at 6:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.46 ft at 6:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.5 ft at 6:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.51 ft at 7:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.5 ft at 7:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.51 ft at 7:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.51 ft at 7:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.53 ft at 8:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.53 ft at 8:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.54 ft at 8:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.54 ft at 8:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.55 ft at 9:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.56 ft at 9:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.55 ft at 9:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.58 ft at 9:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.58 ft at 10:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.58 ft at 10:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.6 ft at 10:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.59 ft at 10:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.61 ft at 11:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.63 ft at 11:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.62 ft at 11:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.62 ft at 11:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.63 ft at 12:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.64 ft at 12:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.65 ft at 12:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.66 ft at 12:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.66 ft at 1:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.65 ft at 1:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.67 ft at 1:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.66 ft at 1:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.67 ft at 2:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.67 ft at 2:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.72 ft at 2:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.69 ft at 2:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.69 ft at 3:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.7 ft at 3:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.71 ft at 3:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.72 ft at 3:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.71 ft at 4:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.76 ft at 4:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.76 ft at 4:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.77 ft at 4:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.77 ft at 5:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.8 ft at 5:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.78 ft at 5:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.8 ft at 5:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.78 ft at 6:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.8 ft at 6:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.81 ft at 6:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 6:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.84 ft at 7:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.83 ft at 7:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.85 ft at 7:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.86 ft at 7:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.84 ft at 8:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.91 ft at 8:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.95 ft at 8:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.92 ft at 8:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.96 ft at 9:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.99 ft at 9:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 9.95 ft at 9:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 10.02 ft at 9:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 10.02 ft at 10:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 10.01 ft at 10:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 10.03 ft at 10:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 10.07 ft at 10:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 10.07 ft at 11:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 10.09 ft at 11:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 10.09 ft at 11:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 10.12 ft at 11:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 10.14 ft at 12:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.16 ft at 12:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.15 ft at 12:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.17 ft at 12:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.18 ft at 1:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.22 ft at 1:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.25 ft at 1:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.24 ft at 1:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.26 ft at 2:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.29 ft at 2:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.28 ft at 2:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.32 ft at 2:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.34 ft at 3:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.34 ft at 3:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.38 ft at 3:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.4 ft at 3:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.4 ft at 4:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.37 ft at 4:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.44 ft at 4:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.47 ft at 4:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.47 ft at 5:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.48 ft at 5:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.52 ft at 5:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.52 ft at 5:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.57 ft at 6:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.58 ft at 6:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.6 ft at 6:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.58 ft at 6:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.62 ft at 7:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.65 ft at 7:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.67 ft at 7:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.66 ft at 7:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.68 ft at 8:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.71 ft at 8:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.69 ft at 8:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.71 ft at 8:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.75 ft at 9:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.77 ft at 9:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.8 ft at 9:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 10.8 ft at 9:45AM May 30, 2020Highest Observation: 10.83 ft at 10:00AM May 30, 2020Highest Observation: 10.83 ft at 10:15AM May 30, 2020Forecast: 10.9 ft 2:00PM May 30, 2020Forecast: 11.1 ft 8:00PM May 30, 2020Forecast: 11.2 ft 2:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 11.2 ft 8:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 11.2 ft 2:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 11.1 ft 8:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 11.1 ft 2:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 11.2 ft 8:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 11.3 ft 2:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 11.5 ft 8:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 11.5 ft 2:00AM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 11.7 ft 8:00AM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 11.8 ft 2:00PM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 11.9 ft 8:00PM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 12 ft 2:00AM Jun 03, 2020Forecast: 12.1 ft 8:00AM Jun 03, 2020Forecast: 12.2 ft 2:00PM Jun 03, 2020Forecast: 12.3 ft 8:00PM Jun 03, 2020Forecast: 12.3 ft 2:00AM Jun 04, 2020Highest Forecast: 12.4 ft 8:00AM Jun 04, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCNWS1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:07AM May 30, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 9:17AM May 30)Latest observed value: 10.83 ft at 10:15 AM EDT 30-May-2020. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Waccamaw River near Conway are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.16 ft on 09/26/2018
(2) 17.89 ft on 10/18/2016
(3) 17.81 ft on 09/30/1928
(4) 17.61 ft on 09/27/1999
(5) 16.20 ft on 10/10/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.42 ft on 03/08/2020
(2) 12.80 ft on 02/22/2020
(3) 10.13 ft on 03/08/2019
(4) 12.39 ft on 12/29/2018
(5) 11.11 ft on 12/17/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.71 ft on 01/29/1934
(2) 3.71 ft on 01/21/1928
(3) 3.71 ft on 01/18/1920
(4) 3.81 ft on 12/30/1909
(5) 3.81 ft on 12/01/1933
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21 Water levels about 2 feet higher than Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Floyd in 1999. May flood U.S. 501 Bypass in Conway.
19 Flooding similar to Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
15 Residential flooding will continue to worsen. The Conway Marina will be flooded. Railroad trestles in downtown Conway will flood at 15.9 feet.
14 Flood waters will worsen and affect several residential properties and roads at Riverfront South, Lees Landing, Savannah Bluff, Pitch Landing, Jackson Bluff and Bucksville.
13 Flooding will occur in residential areas off Business 501, Highway 905 and Highway 90. Water levels one foot deep will surround approximately 20 homes in the Savannah Bluff area. Flood waters will also surround homes in the Lees Landing, Pitch Landing and Riverfront South communities. Flooding will occur near a few homes on Oak Street as well as at Punch Bowl and Pitch Landing.
12 Flooding will worsen in the Lees Landing, Riverfront South, Pitch Landing and Savannah Bluff communities. Flood waters will begin to affect homes north of Conway on Riverside Drive. Swamps will be heavily flooded.
11 Water will begin to cause minor flooding of yards and a few roads in the Lees Landing, Pitch Landing, Savannah Bluff, and Riverfront South communities. Overflow of vast uninhabited swamp and natural boat landings will occur.
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Latitude: 33.832778° N, Longitude: 79.044167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 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 -5.06 ft 5.94 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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