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Tranters Creek above Washington Stage (ft)TRAN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:00AM Sep 27, 2021)Flood Stage is 6 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Tranters Creek above Washington. 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: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 6
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 7.51 ft on 09/14/2018
(2) 7.05 ft on 10/05/2015
(3) 6.22 ft on 08/27/2011
(4) 4.97 ft on 09/18/2003
(5) 4.73 ft on 05/03/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.51 ft on 09/14/2018
(2) 7.05 ft on 10/05/2015
(3) 4.73 ft on 05/03/2013
(4) 1.62 ft on 06/05/2012
(5) 6.22 ft on 08/27/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -3.22 ft on 12/03/2007
(2) -3.09 ft on 04/07/2007
(3) -2.93 ft on 02/12/2012
(4) -2.93 ft on 12/22/2008
(5) -2.46 ft on 02/26/2010
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13 Many neighborhoods and businesses along Clarks Neck Road are inundated. HWY 264 is impassable near the bridge over Tranters Creek.
9 Inundation of homes along Clarks Neck Road, from Tranters Creek Resort and Campground, to the Tranters Creeks boat ramp at Masons Landing. Water overflows the Tranters Creek Bridge on Clarks Neck Road. Water threatens HWY 264 near the bridge over Tranters Creek.
7 Clarks Neck Road is closed at the Tranters Creek Bridge, as water overflows the foot of the bridge near the gage.
6 Water threatens Tranters Creek Bridge at the foot of the bridge near the gage. Water approaches homes along the river on Cherry Run Lane, Arbor Drive, Bunch Lane, Gresham Lane and Wilderness Lane.
5 Flooding of land near Cherry Run and Tranters Creek.
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Latitude: 35.563056° N, Longitude: 77.086111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 6 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(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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