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Cape Fear River at Lock 1 Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 16.85 ft at 11:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.85 ft at 11:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.85 ft at 12:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.85 ft at 12:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.85 ft at 12:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 12:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 1:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 1:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 1:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 1:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 2:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 2:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 2:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 2:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.85 ft at 3:00PM Aug 01, 2020Highest Observation: 16.88 ft at 3:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.87 ft at 3:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 3:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 4:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.87 ft at 4:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 4:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 4:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 5:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.87 ft at 5:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.87 ft at 5:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 5:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 6:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 6:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 6:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 6:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 7:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 7:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 7:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 7:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 8:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 8:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 8:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.86 ft at 8:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.84 ft at 9:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.84 ft at 9:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.85 ft at 9:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.84 ft at 9:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.85 ft at 10:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.84 ft at 10:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.84 ft at 10:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.84 ft at 10:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.84 ft at 11:00PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.83 ft at 11:15PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.83 ft at 11:30PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.83 ft at 11:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 16.82 ft at 12:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.82 ft at 12:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.82 ft at 12:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.81 ft at 12:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.81 ft at 1:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.8 ft at 1:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.8 ft at 1:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.79 ft at 1:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.79 ft at 2:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.79 ft at 2:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.78 ft at 2:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.78 ft at 2:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.77 ft at 3:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.77 ft at 3:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.76 ft at 3:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.76 ft at 3:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.76 ft at 4:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.75 ft at 4:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.74 ft at 4:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.74 ft at 4:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.74 ft at 5:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.73 ft at 5:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.72 ft at 5:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.72 ft at 5:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.71 ft at 6:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.71 ft at 6:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.7 ft at 6:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.7 ft at 6:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.69 ft at 7:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.69 ft at 7:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.68 ft at 7:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.68 ft at 7:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.67 ft at 8:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.66 ft at 8:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.66 ft at 8:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.66 ft at 8:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.65 ft at 9:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.64 ft at 9:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.64 ft at 9:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.63 ft at 9:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.63 ft at 10:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.62 ft at 10:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.62 ft at 10:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.61 ft at 10:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.6 ft at 11:00AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.6 ft at 11:15AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.59 ft at 11:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.59 ft at 11:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.58 ft at 12:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.57 ft at 12:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.57 ft at 12:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.56 ft at 12:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.55 ft at 1:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.55 ft at 1:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.55 ft at 1:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.54 ft at 1:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.53 ft at 2:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.52 ft at 2:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.52 ft at 2:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.51 ft at 2:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.5 ft at 3:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.5 ft at 3:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.49 ft at 3:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.48 ft at 3:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.47 ft at 4:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.47 ft at 4:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.46 ft at 4:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.46 ft at 4:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.45 ft at 5:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.44 ft at 5:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.43 ft at 5:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.43 ft at 5:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.42 ft at 6:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.42 ft at 6:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.42 ft at 6:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.4 ft at 6:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.4 ft at 7:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.39 ft at 7:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.39 ft at 7:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.39 ft at 7:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.38 ft at 8:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.38 ft at 8:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.38 ft at 8:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.37 ft at 8:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.36 ft at 9:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.36 ft at 9:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.36 ft at 9:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.35 ft at 9:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.35 ft at 10:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.35 ft at 10:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.34 ft at 10:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.34 ft at 10:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.33 ft at 11:00PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.32 ft at 11:15PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.32 ft at 11:30PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.32 ft at 11:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 16.31 ft at 12:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.31 ft at 12:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.31 ft at 12:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.3 ft at 12:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.3 ft at 1:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.29 ft at 1:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.28 ft at 1:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.28 ft at 1:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.27 ft at 2:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.27 ft at 2:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.27 ft at 2:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.27 ft at 2:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.26 ft at 3:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.25 ft at 3:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 3:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 3:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 4:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 4:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 4:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 4:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 5:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 5:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 5:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 5:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.21 ft at 6:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 6:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 6:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 6:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 7:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 7:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 7:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 7:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 8:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 8:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 8:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 8:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 9:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 9:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 9:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 9:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 10:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 10:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 10:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 10:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 11:00AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 11:15AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 11:30AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 11:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 12:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 12:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 12:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 12:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 1:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 1:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 1:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 1:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 2:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 2:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 2:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 2:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.21 ft at 3:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.2 ft at 3:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.2 ft at 3:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.2 ft at 3:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.2 ft at 4:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.19 ft at 4:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.19 ft at 4:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.2 ft at 4:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.19 ft at 5:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.19 ft at 5:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.19 ft at 5:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.2 ft at 5:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.19 ft at 6:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.19 ft at 6:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.2 ft at 6:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.2 ft at 6:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.2 ft at 7:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.2 ft at 7:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.2 ft at 7:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.2 ft at 7:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.2 ft at 8:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.21 ft at 8:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.22 ft at 8:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 8:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.23 ft at 9:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 9:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.24 ft at 9:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.25 ft at 9:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.27 ft at 10:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.3 ft at 10:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.29 ft at 10:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.3 ft at 10:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.3 ft at 11:00PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.33 ft at 11:15PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.35 ft at 11:30PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.38 ft at 11:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 16.4 ft at 12:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.41 ft at 12:15AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.43 ft at 12:30AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.44 ft at 12:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.44 ft at 1:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.47 ft at 1:15AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.45 ft at 1:30AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.46 ft at 1:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.43 ft at 2:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.42 ft at 2:15AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.4 ft at 2:30AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.42 ft at 2:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.4 ft at 3:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.4 ft at 3:15AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.4 ft at 3:30AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.4 ft at 3:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.42 ft at 4:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.42 ft at 4:15AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.43 ft at 4:30AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.43 ft at 4:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.44 ft at 5:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.44 ft at 5:15AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.44 ft at 5:30AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.46 ft at 5:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.46 ft at 6:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.46 ft at 6:15AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.47 ft at 6:30AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.48 ft at 6:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.49 ft at 7:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.5 ft at 7:15AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.51 ft at 7:30AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.51 ft at 7:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.52 ft at 8:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.54 ft at 8:15AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.54 ft at 8:30AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.55 ft at 8:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.56 ft at 9:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.58 ft at 9:15AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.59 ft at 9:30AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.6 ft at 9:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.61 ft at 10:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.62 ft at 10:15AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.63 ft at 10:30AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 16.64 ft at 10:45AM Aug 04, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCPFN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:22AM Aug 4, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 16.64 ft at 10:45 AM EDT 4-Aug-2020. Flood Stage is 24 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Cape Fear River at Lock 1 are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Elizabethtown Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Wilmington (IN MLLW)
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 26
Flood Stage: 24
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.68 ft on 09/21/2018
(2) 29.80 ft on 09/23/1945
(3) 28.58 ft on 10/13/2016
(4) 26.00 ft on 10/09/1964
(5) 24.92 ft on 03/03/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.27 ft on 02/12/2020
(2) 19.63 ft on 04/26/2019
(3) 20.18 ft on 04/12/2019
(4) 19.69 ft on 03/24/2019
(5) 20.37 ft on 03/07/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 13.97 ft on 08/10/2002
(2) 14.28 ft on 10/18/2007
(3) 14.45 ft on 09/12/2007
(4) 14.46 ft on 11/11/2006
(5) 14.52 ft on 08/16/2007
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50 Water levels will reach the the height of the bluff on which the lockmasters residence is located.
28 Flood waters will near the flood of record. At 30 feet, this is above the flood of record and flood waters reach the instrument shelter.
26 Moderate flooding of swamps and low lands. Flooding similar to that reached with the remnants of Hurricane Hilda in 1964.
24 Lowland flooding will occur along the riverbed.
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(1) USGS Gage at Cape Fear Lock 1
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Latitude: 34.404444° N, Longitude: 78.293611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 24 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 -2.90000009536743 ft 21.0999999046326 ft  

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