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Trent River at Trenton Stage (ft)TRAN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:45PM Dec 9, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.72 ft at 7:20 PM EST 2-Dec-2022. Flood Stage is 5 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Trent River at Trenton. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 29.28 ft on 09/17/2018
(2) 28.42 ft on 09/19/1999
(3) 23.77 ft on 10/10/2016
(4) 14.53 ft on 04/28/2017

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 29.28 ft on 09/17/2018
(2) 14.53 ft on 04/28/2017
(3) 23.77 ft on 10/10/2016
(4) 28.42 ft on 09/19/1999

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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28 Catastrophic flooding. Entire town of Trenton is flooded. Numerous homes and businesses are inundated with several feet of water. Most roads, including Highway 41, Highway 58, and Henderson Road, are impassable due to high water. This is comparable to the flooding from Hurricanes Floyd and Florence.
24 Homes and businesses on Landfill Road are inundated. Trent Street is impassable, and water surrounds several homes and businesses in Trenton. Musselshell Creek backs up and floods Henderson Road as well as Highway 41 north of town.
21 Highway 41 is closed crossing Musselshell Creek north of town. Some homes and businesses along Trent Street and Landfill Road are surrounded by water, with some inundated to outbuildings.
19 Water inundates Trent Street and Landfill Road. Significant flooding of Trenton Community Park is also expected. Musselshell Creek backs up and threatens Highway 41 north of town.
14 Boat Launch area at the end of Landfill Road is flooded, and parts of Landfill Road may be flooded. The end of West Jones Street is inundated as well.
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Latitude: 35.065000° N, Longitude: 77.351111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 14 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(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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