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Tar River at Rock Springs Stage (ft)Observed: 2.5 ft at 1:05PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:10PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.48 ft at 1:15PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:20PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.57 ft at 1:25PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.58 ft at 1:30PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.57 ft at 1:35PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.57 ft at 1:40PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.55 ft at 1:45PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.56 ft at 1:50PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.56 ft at 1:55PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.55 ft at 2:00PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.54 ft at 2:05PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.54 ft at 2:10PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.54 ft at 2:15PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.53 ft at 2:20PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.62 ft at 2:25PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.62 ft at 2:30PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.61 ft at 2:35PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.61 ft at 2:40PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.61 ft at 2:45PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.61 ft at 2:50PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.6 ft at 2:55PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.6 ft at 3:00PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.59 ft at 3:05PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.59 ft at 3:10PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.58 ft at 3:15PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 2.58 ft at 3:20PM Sep 13, 2021Observed: 3.22 ft at 11:25AM Sep 14, 2021Highest Observation: 3.23 ft at 11:30AM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.21 ft at 11:35AM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:40AM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.21 ft at 11:45AM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.21 ft at 11:50AM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:55AM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 12:00PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 12:05PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 12:10PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 12:15PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 12:20PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.18 ft at 12:25PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 12:30PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.18 ft at 12:35PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 12:40PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 12:45PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.17 ft at 12:50PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.17 ft at 12:55PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.16 ft at 1:00PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.17 ft at 1:05PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.16 ft at 1:10PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.15 ft at 1:15PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.16 ft at 1:20PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.22 ft at 1:25PM Sep 14, 2021Highest Observation: 3.23 ft at 1:30PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.21 ft at 1:35PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 1:40PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.21 ft at 1:45PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.21 ft at 1:50PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 1:55PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 2:00PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 2:05PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 2:10PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 2:15PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 2:20PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 9:25PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 9:30PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 9:35PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 9:40PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 9:45PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 9:50PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 9:55PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 10:00PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 10:05PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 10:10PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 10:15PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 10:20PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 10:25PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 10:30PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 10:35PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 10:40PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 10:45PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.21 ft at 10:50PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 10:55PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:00PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:05PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:10PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:15PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:20PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.21 ft at 11:25PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.21 ft at 11:30PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:35PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:40PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:45PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.21 ft at 11:50PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:55PM Sep 14, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 12:00AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 12:05AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.21 ft at 12:10AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 12:15AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 12:20AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.21 ft at 12:25AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 12:30AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.17 ft at 12:35AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.17 ft at 12:40AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 12:45AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.18 ft at 12:50AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 12:55AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 1:00AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 1:05AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 1:10AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 1:15AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 1:20AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.15 ft at 1:25AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.15 ft at 1:30AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.15 ft at 1:35AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.15 ft at 1:40AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.16 ft at 1:45AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.16 ft at 1:50AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.16 ft at 1:55AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.16 ft at 2:00AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.17 ft at 2:05AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.17 ft at 2:10AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.17 ft at 2:15AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.18 ft at 2:20AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.17 ft at 2:25AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.17 ft at 2:30AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 2:35AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.18 ft at 2:40AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 2:45AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 2:50AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 2:55AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 3:00AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 3:05AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 3:10AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.2 ft at 3:15AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 3.19 ft at 3:20AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:25AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.84 ft at 7:30AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.85 ft at 7:35AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.84 ft at 7:40AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.84 ft at 7:45AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.84 ft at 7:50AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.86 ft at 7:55AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.86 ft at 8:00AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.86 ft at 8:05AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.86 ft at 8:10AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.87 ft at 8:15AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.87 ft at 8:20AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:25AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.89 ft at 8:30AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.89 ft at 8:35AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.89 ft at 8:40AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:45AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:50AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.91 ft at 8:55AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.92 ft at 9:00AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.91 ft at 9:05AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.92 ft at 9:10AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.93 ft at 9:15AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.93 ft at 9:20AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.83 ft at 9:25AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.84 ft at 9:30AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.85 ft at 9:35AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.84 ft at 9:40AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.84 ft at 9:45AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.84 ft at 9:50AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.86 ft at 9:55AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.86 ft at 10:00AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.86 ft at 10:05AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.86 ft at 10:10AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.87 ft at 10:15AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.87 ft at 10:20AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.8 ft at 10:25AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.81 ft at 10:30AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.8 ft at 10:35AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.8 ft at 10:40AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.8 ft at 10:45AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.81 ft at 10:50AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.81 ft at 10:55AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.82 ft at 11:00AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:05AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:10AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.84 ft at 11:15AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.84 ft at 11:20AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.69 ft at 11:25AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.7 ft at 11:30AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.73 ft at 11:35AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:40AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.71 ft at 11:45AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.71 ft at 11:50AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:55AM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.72 ft at 12:00PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.72 ft at 12:05PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.73 ft at 12:10PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.71 ft at 12:15PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.72 ft at 12:20PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.72 ft at 12:25PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.74 ft at 12:30PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.74 ft at 12:35PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.73 ft at 12:40PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.73 ft at 12:45PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.73 ft at 12:50PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.74 ft at 12:55PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:00PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.75 ft at 1:05PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:10PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:15PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.75 ft at 1:20PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.69 ft at 1:25PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:30PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.73 ft at 1:35PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.72 ft at 1:40PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.71 ft at 1:45PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.71 ft at 1:50PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.72 ft at 1:55PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.72 ft at 2:00PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.72 ft at 2:05PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.73 ft at 2:10PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.71 ft at 2:15PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 2.72 ft at 2:20PM Sep 15, 2021Observed: 1.96 ft at 8:00AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:05AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:10AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:15AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:20AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:25AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 8:30AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 8:35AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:40AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:45AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.95 ft at 8:50AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.95 ft at 8:55AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:00AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:05AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:10AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:15AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:20AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:25AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:30AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:35AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:40AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:45AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:50AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:55AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.99 ft at 10:00AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.99 ft at 10:05AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 2 ft at 10:10AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 2.01 ft at 10:15AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 2.02 ft at 10:20AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:25AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 10:30AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 10:35AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:40AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:45AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.95 ft at 10:50AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.95 ft at 10:55AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:00AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:05AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:10AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:15AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:20AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:25AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:30AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:35AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.92 ft at 11:40AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.92 ft at 11:45AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:50AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:55AM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:00PM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:05PM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:10PM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:15PM Sep 16, 2021Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:20PM Sep 16, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGBYN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:00PM Sep 16, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.93 ft at 12:20 PM EDT 16-Sep-2021. Flood Stage is 18 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Tar River at Rock Springs. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 21.5
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.93 ft on 10/14/2016
(2) 20.43 ft on 11/16/2020
(3) 19.67 ft on 05/02/2017
(4) 18.54 ft on 06/20/2006
(5) 16.44 ft on 11/23/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.43 ft on 11/16/2020
(2) 19.67 ft on 05/02/2017
(3) 25.93 ft on 10/14/2016
(4) 11.74 ft on 12/31/2013
(5) 10.75 ft on 08/28/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -2.23 ft on 11/24/2011
(2) -0.55 ft on 10/20/2007
(3) -0.31 ft on 07/20/2010
(4) -0.14 ft on 10/29/2008
(5) 1.08 ft on 01/23/2004
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30 Devastating flooding similar to Hurricane Floyd.  Widespread major flooding of homes and businesses between HWY 33 and HWY 43 northwest of Greenville. Most roads are impassible. Homes in and around Ironwood Golf Course may be flooded.
26 Homes and businesses along Stokes Road and Old River Road are inundated. Water overflows onto HWY 222 just east of the bridge. Water inundates trailer homes around Van Ness Avenue, Fairmount Avenue, and Embarcadero Avenue on the north side of the river.
24 Widespread flooding on the north side of the river. Several residences are likely inundated on the west side of Stokes Road, and within the Cypress Sand Cobb Acres Mobile Home Park. Stokes Road is impassable in a few spots, and so is Old River Road and HWY 33 near Conetoe Creek.
21.5 Water threatens homes on Van Ness Avenue, Fairmount Avenue, and Embarcadero Avenue. Significant inundation of Ironwood Golf and Country Club. Old River Road floods between HWY 222 and HWY 33. Old River Road may also be flooded further to the east at Johnson Mill Run. Water may threaten homes along Old Fort Road.
18 Minor flooding occurs along the river. Water floods several holes at Ironwood Golf and Country Club. Water inundates the public boat launch area off of HWY 222. Water may cover portions of Old River Road and HWY 33 near Conetoe Creek.
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Latitude: 35.645278° N, Longitude: 77.423056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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NWS stage 0 ft 18 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 -1.16 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
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Newport/Morehead City Weather Forecast Office
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Newport, NC 28570
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