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Pamlico Sound at Bell Island Pier (in MLLW) Stage (ft)BIPN7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (10:15AM Sep 25, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.01 ft at 8:40 PM EDT 20-Sep-2022. Flood Stage is 2.5 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Pamlico Sound at Bell Island Pier (in MLLW). During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 5
Moderate Flood Stage: 4
Flood Stage: 2.5
Action Stage: 2
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 2.58 ft on 01/17/2022
(2) 2.21 ft on 11/08/2021

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 2.58 ft on 01/17/2022
(2) 2.21 ft on 11/08/2021

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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5 Widespread and significant flooding throughout Western Hyde County, including Swanquarter and Scranton, with homes and businesses flooded. Most roadways will be impassable with inundation, including portions of Highway 264 and most secondary roads.Minor flooding nera the Swanquarter Ferry Terminal.
4 Numerous residences and businesses will see flooding throughout Western Hyde County, including Swanquarter. Portions of Highway 264, NC-45, Creekside Road, and secondary roads in Swanquarter will be inundated with water and may be impassable. Minor flooding in Scranton impacting some homes and businesses. Flooding along portions of Highway 264.
2.5 Minor flooding in the towns of Swanquarter and Germantown, flooding docks and yards adjacent to the Pamlico Sound, Pungo River, Rose Bay and tributaries. In Swanquarter, flooding along Landing Road, Oyster Creek Street, and Credle Road.Flooding near Germantown Bayside Marina and Germantown Road.
2 Very low lying areas in Western Hyde County (including Swanquarter) adjacent to the Pamlico Sound, Pungo River, Rose Bay, and other tributaries will see minor flooding.
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Latitude: 35.435180° N, Longitude: 76.399800° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 2.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(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 Not Available Not Available 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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