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Trent River at Pollocksville Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPLLN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:30AM Sep 21, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 14.38 ft at 1:30 PM EDT 16-Sep-2018. Flood Stage is 4 ft
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NOTE: Gauge readings are not available at this time - operating limits of the gage have been exceeded and/or flood water have damaged the gage.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Trent River at Pollocksville. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 7
Flood Stage: 4
Action Stage: 3.5
Low Stage (in feet): -2

Historic Crests
(1) 16.29 ft on 09/19/1999
(2) 8.50 ft on 10/13/2016
(3) 4.38 ft on 10/28/2012
(4) 3.93 ft on 05/04/2013

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.50 ft on 10/13/2016
(2) 3.93 ft on 05/04/2013
(3) 4.38 ft on 10/28/2012
(4) 16.29 ft on 09/19/1999

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -2.00 ft on 09/15/2008
(2) -1.68 ft on 02/01/2013
(3) -1.11 ft on 07/04/2014

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17 Most of Pollocksville is flooded. Water overflows all the way past the post office downtown. Widespread flooding of numerous homes north and south of the river. Comparable to the flood of after Hurricane Floyd.
15 Water overflows into the city of Pollocksville. Numerous homes north and south of the river are flooded. HWY 17 is impassable near the river.
13 Water threatens the HWY 17 bridge. The north approach to the bridge is flooded. Numerous homes near the river are inundated. The Pollocksville Town Hall and Train Depot is also underwater
11 Pollocksville Town Hall and Train Depot is flooded. Many homes near the river in Hughes Plantation Farms and Trent acres are inundated.
7 Some homes near the river in Hugh's Plantation Farms and Trent Acres are flooded.
4 Water threatens a few homes in Hugh's Plantation Farms and Trent Acres, on the north side of the river.
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Latitude: 35.010000° N, Longitude: 77.218889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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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
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 13.5 18.5 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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