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Tar River at Louisburg Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.83 ft at 8:45AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.83 ft at 9:00AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.83 ft at 9:15AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.83 ft at 9:30AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 9:45AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 10:00AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 10:15AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 10:30AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 10:45AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.81 ft at 11:00AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.81 ft at 11:15AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.81 ft at 11:30AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 11:45AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 12:00PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 12:15PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 12:30PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 12:45PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.79 ft at 1:00PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 1:15PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 1:30PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.78 ft at 1:45PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 2:00PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 2:15PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 2:30PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 2:45PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 3:00PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 3:15PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 3:30PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.8 ft at 3:45PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.81 ft at 4:00PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.81 ft at 4:15PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.81 ft at 4:30PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 4:45PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 5:00PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 5:15PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 5:30PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 5:45PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 6:00PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 6:15PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 6:30PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 6:45PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.82 ft at 7:00PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.83 ft at 7:15PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.83 ft at 7:30PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.84 ft at 7:45PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.84 ft at 8:00PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.84 ft at 8:15PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.85 ft at 8:30PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.85 ft at 8:45PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.86 ft at 9:00PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.86 ft at 9:15PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.86 ft at 9:30PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 9:45PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 10:00PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 10:15PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 10:30PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 10:45PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 11:00PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 11:15PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 11:30PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 11:45PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 12:00AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 12:15AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 12:30AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 12:45AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 1:00AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 1:15AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 1:30AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 1:45AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 2:00AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 2:15AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 2:30AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.9 ft at 2:45AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.9 ft at 3:00AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.9 ft at 3:15AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.9 ft at 3:30AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.9 ft at 3:45AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.9 ft at 4:00AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.9 ft at 4:15AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.9 ft at 4:30AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.9 ft at 4:45AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.9 ft at 5:00AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 5:15AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 5:30AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 5:45AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 6:00AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 6:15AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 6:30AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 6:45AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 7:00AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 7:15AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 7:30AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 7:45AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 8:00AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 8:15AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 8:30AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 8:45AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 9:00AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 9:15AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 9:30AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 9:45AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 10:00AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 10:15AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 10:30AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 10:45AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.84 ft at 11:00AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 11:15AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 11:30AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 11:45AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 12:00PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 12:15PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 12:30PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 12:45PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 1:00PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 1:15PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 1:30PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 1:45PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 2:00PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 2:15PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 2:30PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 2:45PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.87 ft at 3:00PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 3:15PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 3:30PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 3:45PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 4:00PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 4:15PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 4:30PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 4:45PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:00PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:15PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:30PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:45PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 6:00PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 6:15PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 6:30PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 6:45PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 7:00PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 7:15PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 7:30PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.89 ft at 7:45PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.9 ft at 8:00PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.9 ft at 8:15PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 8:30PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 8:45PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 9:00PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 9:15PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 9:30PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 9:45PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 10:00PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 10:15PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 10:30PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 10:45PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 11:00PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 11:15PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 11:30PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 11:45PM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 12:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 12:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 12:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.94 ft at 12:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 1:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.94 ft at 1:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 1:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 1:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 2:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 2:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 2:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 2:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 3:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 3:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 3:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 3:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 4:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 4:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 4:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 4:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 5:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 5:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 5:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 5:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 6:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 6:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 6:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 6:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 7:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 7:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 7:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 7:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 8:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 8:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 8:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.88 ft at 8:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.94 ft at 9:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 9:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 9:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 9:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 10:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.92 ft at 10:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 10:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 10:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.93 ft at 11:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.91 ft at 11:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.95 ft at 11:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.96 ft at 11:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.97 ft at 12:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.96 ft at 12:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.94 ft at 12:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.96 ft at 12:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.96 ft at 12:46PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.98 ft at 1:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.01 ft at 1:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.99 ft at 1:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 3.98 ft at 1:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.04 ft at 2:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 2:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.04 ft at 2:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 2:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 3:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 3:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.04 ft at 3:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 3:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 4:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.04 ft at 4:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.04 ft at 4:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 4:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 5:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 5:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.04 ft at 5:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 5:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 6:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 6:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 6:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.03 ft at 6:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.04 ft at 7:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.04 ft at 7:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.04 ft at 7:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.05 ft at 7:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.02 ft at 8:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.05 ft at 8:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.06 ft at 8:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.06 ft at 8:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.04 ft at 9:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.07 ft at 9:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.08 ft at 9:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.08 ft at 9:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.08 ft at 10:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.08 ft at 10:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.08 ft at 10:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.08 ft at 10:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.08 ft at 11:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.08 ft at 11:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.08 ft at 11:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.09 ft at 11:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 4.09 ft at 12:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.09 ft at 12:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.09 ft at 12:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.09 ft at 12:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.09 ft at 1:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.09 ft at 1:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.09 ft at 1:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.1 ft at 1:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.1 ft at 2:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.1 ft at 2:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.1 ft at 2:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.11 ft at 2:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.11 ft at 3:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.11 ft at 3:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.11 ft at 3:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.11 ft at 3:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.11 ft at 4:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.11 ft at 4:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.11 ft at 4:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.12 ft at 4:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.12 ft at 5:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.12 ft at 5:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.12 ft at 5:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.12 ft at 5:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.13 ft at 6:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.13 ft at 6:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.13 ft at 6:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.13 ft at 6:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.13 ft at 7:00AM Oct 17, 2019Highest Observation: 4.14 ft at 7:15AM Oct 17, 2019Highest Observation: 4.14 ft at 7:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 4.13 ft at 7:45AM Oct 17, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLOUN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:34AM Oct 17, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.13 ft at 7:45 AM EDT 17-Oct-2019. Flood Stage is 20 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Tar River at Louisburg are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.05 ft on 09/17/1999
(2) 25.34 ft on 09/07/1996
(3) 24.36 ft on 04/28/1978
(4) 23.25 ft on 10/10/2016
(5) 23.00 ft on 07/16/1975
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.03 ft on 11/14/2018
(2) 18.43 ft on 10/13/2018
(3) 20.98 ft on 09/19/2018
(4) 22.90 ft on 04/26/2017
(5) 23.25 ft on 10/10/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.21 ft on 07/23/1986
(2) 3.45 ft on 09/20/1985
(3) 3.53 ft on 10/08/1986
(4) 3.69 ft on 10/11/1981
(5) 3.81 ft on 09/26/1980
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37 Water reaches the road surface of the US401 bridge.
34 South Main Street bridge is flooded to a depth of approximately 5 feet.
29 Water reaches the road level of the Main Street bridge. Flooding reaches businesses on Main and Nash Streets. The grounds of the Louisburg wastewater treatment plant (near the mouth of Fox swamp) is covered with water.
25 Significant flooding at businesses along Johnson, Court, Elm, and Short Streets.
23 Major flood stage. Homes and businesses along Johnson Street flood.
22 Moderate flood stage. Flooding begins in Pruitt and Shannon Villages on the east side of town.
20 Minor flood stage. Banks overflow at Main Street. River Bend Park is flooded and storm drains are inundated along the river.
18 Bankfull in the vicinity of Main Street. Minor flooding begins in River Bend Park 0.1 miles upstream of Main Street.
Photos
(1) Main St. Bridge
(2) Louisburg Site
(3) LOUN7 Gage site about 0.2 miles downstream from the Main Street Bridge
(4) LOUN7 From the Main Street Bridge facing downstream towards the gage, which is about 0.2 miles downs
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Latitude: 36.093056° N, Longitude: 78.296111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 20 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 175.75 ft 195.75 ft 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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