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Neuse River at Oriental (in MLLW) Stage (ft)Observed: 3.71 ft at 6:50PM Sep 22, 2023Observed: 3.94 ft at 7:55PM Sep 22, 2023Highest Observation: 4 ft at 8:50PM Sep 22, 2023Observed: 3.84 ft at 9:50PM Sep 22, 2023Observed: 3.86 ft at 10:55PM Sep 22, 2023Observed: 3.21 ft at 11:50PM Sep 22, 2023Observed: 1.91 ft at 2:50AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 1.83 ft at 3:50AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 1.94 ft at 4:50AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 1.89 ft at 5:50AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 2.31 ft at 6:50AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 2.22 ft at 8:50AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 2.04 ft at 9:50AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 1.46 ft at 10:50AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 0.91 ft at 11:50AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 0.31 ft at 1:50PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 0.33 ft at 2:50PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 0.37 ft at 2:55PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 0.54 ft at 7:50PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 0.61 ft at 8:50PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 0.77 ft at 10:50PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 0.84 ft at 11:50PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 0.9 ft at 12:50AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 0.96 ft at 1:50AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 1.05 ft at 2:50AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 1.1 ft at 3:50AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 1.07 ft at 5:50AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 0.93 ft at 8:50AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 0.88 ft at 9:50AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 0.88 ft at 11:50AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 0.9 ft at 12:50PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 0.97 ft at 1:50PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 1.11 ft at 3:50PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 1.12 ft at 4:50PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 1.18 ft at 5:50PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 1.3 ft at 7:50PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 1.34 ft at 8:50PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 1.4 ft at 9:50PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 1.41 ft at 10:50PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 1.39 ft at 11:50PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 1.37 ft at 12:50AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 1.33 ft at 1:50AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 1.28 ft at 2:50AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 1.25 ft at 3:50AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 1.22 ft at 4:50AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 1.2 ft at 5:50AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 1.2 ft at 6:50AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 1.2 ft at 7:50AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 1.22 ft at 8:50AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 1.22 ft at 9:55AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 1.22 ft at 10:50AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 1.22 ft at 11:50AM Sep 25, 2023ORLN7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (12:00PM Sep 25, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.22 ft at 11:50 AM EDT 25-Sep-2023. Flood Stage is 4 ft
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NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, we are unable to receive observations below 0 feet at this gage location.

NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Neuse River at Oriental (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: 7
Moderate Flood Stage: 6
Flood Stage: 4
Action Stage: 2
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9.20 ft on 09/14/2018
(2) 4.45 ft on 10/05/2015
(3) 4.07 ft on 08/31/2023
(4) 3.52 ft on 09/30/2022
(5) 3.46 ft on 04/09/2023
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.07 ft on 08/31/2023
(2) 3.46 ft on 04/09/2023
(3) 3.52 ft on 09/30/2022
(4) 2.80 ft on 11/07/2021
(5) 9.20 ft on 09/14/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -1.80 ft on 03/12/2022

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7 Widespread and significant inundation expected throughout the eastern portions of Pamlico County, including: Oriental, Hobucken, Vandemere, and Lowland. In Oriental, most homes and businesses south and east of Hwy 55 will see significant inundation of 3 to 6 feet. Many roads in the eastern portion of the county will become completely impassable. Evacuations will be required.
6 Widespread flooding is expected throughout Pamlico County. In Oriental, locations south and east of Hwy 55 will see inundation of 2 to 4 feet. Homes and businesses adjacent to Greens Creek, Raccoon Creek, Smith Creek, Whittaker Creek, Camp Creek, and Pierce Creek will see significant inundation of 2 to 4 feet, including the River Dunes, Whittaker Harbor and Sea Vista communities. Many primary and secondary roads will become impassable. Some evacuations may be needed.
4.5 Flooding of Water Street, White Farm Road, and Oriental Road.
4 Minor inundation (1 ft or less) is likely for areas near the Oriental Marina, South Avenue, and areas surrounding Raccoon Creek along Hodges, Main, and Factory Streets. Homes and businesses along Smith Creek and Greens Creek will begin to experience minor to moderate inundation. Minor inundation, 1 to 2 feet, expected throughout Lowland, Hobucken and Vandemere. A few primary and secondary roadways may become impassable in areas.
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Latitude: 35.024444° N, Longitude: 76.691944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 4 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 -4.6 ft 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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