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Tar River at NC97 In Rocky Mount Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 7.5 ft at 9:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 7.53 ft at 9:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 7.55 ft at 10:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 7.57 ft at 10:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 7.59 ft at 10:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 7.61 ft at 10:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 7.63 ft at 11:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 7.65 ft at 11:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 7.68 ft at 11:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 7.7 ft at 11:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 7.72 ft at 12:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.74 ft at 12:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.76 ft at 12:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.78 ft at 12:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.8 ft at 1:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.82 ft at 1:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.83 ft at 1:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.85 ft at 1:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.87 ft at 2:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.88 ft at 2:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.89 ft at 2:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.91 ft at 2:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.92 ft at 3:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.93 ft at 3:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.94 ft at 3:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.95 ft at 3:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.95 ft at 4:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.96 ft at 4:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.97 ft at 4:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.97 ft at 4:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.98 ft at 5:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.98 ft at 5:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.98 ft at 5:30AM Apr 12, 2021Highest Observation: 7.99 ft at 5:45AM Apr 12, 2021Highest Observation: 7.99 ft at 6:00AM Apr 12, 2021Highest Observation: 7.99 ft at 6:15AM Apr 12, 2021Highest Observation: 7.99 ft at 6:30AM Apr 12, 2021Highest Observation: 7.99 ft at 6:45AM Apr 12, 2021Highest Observation: 7.99 ft at 7:00AM Apr 12, 2021Highest Observation: 7.99 ft at 7:15AM Apr 12, 2021Highest Observation: 7.99 ft at 7:30AM Apr 12, 2021Highest Observation: 7.99 ft at 7:45AM Apr 12, 2021Highest Observation: 7.99 ft at 8:00AM Apr 12, 2021Highest Observation: 7.99 ft at 8:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.96 ft at 9:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.95 ft at 10:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.95 ft at 10:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.94 ft at 10:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.93 ft at 10:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.93 ft at 11:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.91 ft at 11:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.91 ft at 11:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.9 ft at 11:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.89 ft at 12:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.89 ft at 12:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.88 ft at 12:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.87 ft at 12:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.86 ft at 1:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.85 ft at 1:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.85 ft at 1:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.84 ft at 1:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.83 ft at 2:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.83 ft at 2:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.82 ft at 2:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.82 ft at 2:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.81 ft at 3:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.81 ft at 3:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.81 ft at 3:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.8 ft at 3:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.79 ft at 4:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.79 ft at 4:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.79 ft at 4:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.79 ft at 4:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.78 ft at 5:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.78 ft at 5:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.77 ft at 5:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.77 ft at 5:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.77 ft at 6:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.77 ft at 6:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.76 ft at 6:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.76 ft at 6:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.75 ft at 7:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.75 ft at 7:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.75 ft at 7:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.75 ft at 7:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.75 ft at 8:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.75 ft at 8:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.74 ft at 8:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.74 ft at 8:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.73 ft at 9:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.73 ft at 9:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.73 ft at 9:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.73 ft at 9:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.72 ft at 10:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.72 ft at 10:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.71 ft at 10:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.71 ft at 10:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.71 ft at 11:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.71 ft at 11:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.71 ft at 11:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.71 ft at 11:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 7.71 ft at 12:00AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.7 ft at 12:15AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.7 ft at 12:30AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.69 ft at 12:45AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.69 ft at 1:00AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.68 ft at 1:15AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.68 ft at 1:30AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.67 ft at 1:45AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.67 ft at 2:00AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.67 ft at 2:15AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.67 ft at 2:30AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.66 ft at 2:45AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.66 ft at 3:00AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.65 ft at 3:15AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.65 ft at 3:30AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.64 ft at 3:45AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.63 ft at 4:00AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.63 ft at 4:15AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.62 ft at 4:30AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.62 ft at 4:45AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.61 ft at 5:00AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.6 ft at 5:15AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.6 ft at 5:30AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.59 ft at 5:45AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.58 ft at 6:00AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.57 ft at 6:15AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.57 ft at 6:30AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.56 ft at 6:45AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.55 ft at 7:00AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.54 ft at 7:15AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.53 ft at 7:30AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.52 ft at 7:45AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.51 ft at 8:00AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.5 ft at 8:15AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.49 ft at 8:30AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.48 ft at 8:45AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.47 ft at 9:00AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.46 ft at 9:15AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.45 ft at 9:30AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.44 ft at 9:45AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.43 ft at 10:00AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.42 ft at 10:15AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.41 ft at 10:30AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.39 ft at 10:45AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.38 ft at 11:00AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.37 ft at 11:15AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.35 ft at 11:30AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.34 ft at 11:45AM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.32 ft at 12:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.31 ft at 12:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.29 ft at 12:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.27 ft at 12:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.25 ft at 1:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.25 ft at 1:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.23 ft at 1:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.21 ft at 1:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.19 ft at 2:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.17 ft at 2:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.16 ft at 2:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.14 ft at 2:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.12 ft at 3:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.11 ft at 3:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.09 ft at 3:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.08 ft at 3:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.06 ft at 4:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.05 ft at 4:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.03 ft at 4:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7.02 ft at 4:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 7 ft at 5:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.99 ft at 5:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.97 ft at 5:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.95 ft at 5:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.94 ft at 6:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.93 ft at 6:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.91 ft at 6:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.9 ft at 6:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.89 ft at 7:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.87 ft at 7:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.85 ft at 7:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.84 ft at 7:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.83 ft at 8:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.81 ft at 8:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.8 ft at 8:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.78 ft at 8:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.77 ft at 9:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.75 ft at 9:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.75 ft at 9:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.73 ft at 9:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.72 ft at 10:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.71 ft at 10:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.7 ft at 10:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.69 ft at 10:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.67 ft at 11:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.66 ft at 11:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.65 ft at 11:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.64 ft at 11:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 6.63 ft at 12:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.61 ft at 12:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.6 ft at 12:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.59 ft at 12:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.57 ft at 1:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.57 ft at 1:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.55 ft at 1:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.54 ft at 1:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.53 ft at 2:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.51 ft at 2:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.51 ft at 2:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.49 ft at 2:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.48 ft at 3:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.47 ft at 3:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.46 ft at 3:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.45 ft at 3:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.43 ft at 4:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.42 ft at 4:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.41 ft at 4:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.4 ft at 4:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.39 ft at 5:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.38 ft at 5:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.37 ft at 5:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.35 ft at 5:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.35 ft at 6:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.33 ft at 6:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.32 ft at 6:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.31 ft at 6:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.3 ft at 7:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.29 ft at 7:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.28 ft at 7:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.27 ft at 7:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.26 ft at 8:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.25 ft at 8:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.25 ft at 8:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.23 ft at 8:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.23 ft at 9:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.22 ft at 9:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.21 ft at 9:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.2 ft at 9:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.19 ft at 10:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.19 ft at 10:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.18 ft at 10:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.17 ft at 10:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.16 ft at 11:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.15 ft at 11:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.14 ft at 11:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.14 ft at 11:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.13 ft at 12:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.13 ft at 12:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.12 ft at 12:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.1 ft at 1:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.1 ft at 1:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.09 ft at 1:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.08 ft at 1:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.07 ft at 2:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.07 ft at 2:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.05 ft at 2:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.05 ft at 2:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.03 ft at 3:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.03 ft at 3:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.02 ft at 3:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 6.01 ft at 3:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.99 ft at 4:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.99 ft at 4:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.98 ft at 4:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.97 ft at 4:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.96 ft at 5:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.95 ft at 5:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.95 ft at 5:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.94 ft at 5:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.93 ft at 6:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.92 ft at 6:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.91 ft at 6:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.91 ft at 6:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.9 ft at 7:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.89 ft at 7:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.89 ft at 7:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.89 ft at 7:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 5.89 ft at 8:00PM Apr 14, 2021Forecast: 5.6 ft 2:00AM Apr 15, 2021Forecast: 5.6 ft 8:00AM Apr 15, 2021Forecast: 5.6 ft 2:00PM Apr 15, 2021Forecast: 5.6 ft 8:00PM Apr 15, 2021Forecast: 5.5 ft 2:00AM Apr 16, 2021Forecast: 5.4 ft 8:00AM Apr 16, 2021Forecast: 5.3 ft 2:00PM Apr 16, 2021Forecast: 5.2 ft 8:00PM Apr 16, 2021Forecast: 5.2 ft 2:00AM Apr 17, 2021Forecast: 5.2 ft 8:00AM Apr 17, 2021Forecast: 5.3 ft 2:00PM Apr 17, 2021Forecast: 5.4 ft 8:00PM Apr 17, 2021Forecast: 5.6 ft 2:00AM Apr 18, 2021Highest Forecast: 5.7 ft 8:00AM Apr 18, 2021Highest Forecast: 5.7 ft 2:00PM Apr 18, 2021Highest Forecast: 5.7 ft 8:00PM Apr 18, 2021Forecast: 5.6 ft 2:00AM Apr 19, 2021Forecast: 5.6 ft 8:00AM Apr 19, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesROKN7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:20PM Apr 14, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 9:16AM Apr 14)Latest observed value: 5.89 ft at 8:00 PM EDT 14-Apr-2021. Flood Stage is 21 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Tar River at NC97 In Rocky Mount are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 21
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 31.66 ft on 09/17/1999
(2) 28.73 ft on 10/10/2016
(3) 27.25 ft on 06/18/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.00 ft on 02/20/2021 (P)
(2) 21.01 ft on 02/20/2021 (P)
(3) 21.00 ft on 02/20/2021 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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31.66 This is the flood of record, set after hurricane Floyd on September 17, 1999.
28 The section of NC97 north of the river floods to about the intersection with US64.
27 Spruce Street at NC97 is flooded.
26 East Virginia Street floods east of the wastewater plant.
25 The on-ramps to US64 at NC97 begin to flood.
23 Several streets west of business US301 are flooded, including E Ridge Street and Melton Drive.
21 Flood stage. Flooding reaches Melton Drive and E Ridge Street.
18 Action stage. Water begins flowing into the city sewer system.
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(1) ROKN7 Gage Site on the Downstream Left Bank below the Atlantic Avenue (NC97) Bridge
(2) ROKN7 Facing Downstream from the Atlantic Avenue (NC97) Bridge
(3) ROKN7 Facing Upstream from the Atlantic Avenue (NC97) Bridge
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Latitude: 35.954167° N, Longitude: 77.787500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 21 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
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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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