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Guyandotte River at Branchland Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 5.3 ft at 9:00PM May 17, 2022Observed: 5.29 ft at 9:15PM May 17, 2022Observed: 5.28 ft at 9:30PM May 17, 2022Observed: 5.27 ft at 9:45PM May 17, 2022Observed: 5.26 ft at 10:00PM May 17, 2022Observed: 5.25 ft at 10:15PM May 17, 2022Observed: 5.24 ft at 10:30PM May 17, 2022Observed: 5.23 ft at 10:45PM May 17, 2022Observed: 5.22 ft at 11:00PM May 17, 2022Observed: 5.2 ft at 11:15PM May 17, 2022Observed: 5.19 ft at 11:30PM May 17, 2022Observed: 5.18 ft at 11:45PM May 17, 2022Observed: 5.17 ft at 12:00AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.16 ft at 12:15AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.15 ft at 12:30AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.15 ft at 12:45AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.14 ft at 1:00AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.12 ft at 1:15AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.12 ft at 1:30AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.11 ft at 1:45AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:00AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:15AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:30AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.08 ft at 2:45AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:00AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:15AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:30AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.05 ft at 3:45AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.05 ft at 4:00AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:15AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:30AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:45AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.03 ft at 5:00AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.02 ft at 5:15AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.02 ft at 5:30AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.01 ft at 5:45AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.02 ft at 6:00AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.01 ft at 6:15AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5.01 ft at 6:30AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5 ft at 6:45AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5 ft at 7:00AM May 18, 2022Observed: 5 ft at 7:15AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.99 ft at 7:30AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.99 ft at 7:45AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.99 ft at 8:00AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.98 ft at 8:15AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.97 ft at 8:30AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.98 ft at 8:45AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.98 ft at 9:00AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.98 ft at 9:15AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.97 ft at 9:30AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.97 ft at 9:45AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.98 ft at 10:00AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.98 ft at 10:15AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.98 ft at 10:30AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.98 ft at 10:45AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.97 ft at 11:00AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.97 ft at 11:15AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.97 ft at 11:30AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.97 ft at 11:45AM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.97 ft at 12:00PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:15PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.97 ft at 12:30PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:45PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:00PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:15PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:30PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:45PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:00PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:15PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:30PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:45PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:00PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:15PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:30PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:45PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:00PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:15PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:30PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:45PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:00PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 5:15PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 5:30PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:45PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:00PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:15PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:30PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:45PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:00PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:15PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:30PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:45PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:00PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:15PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 8:30PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:45PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 9:00PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 9:15PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 9:30PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 9:45PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 10:00PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 10:15PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 10:30PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 10:45PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 11:00PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 11:15PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 11:30PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 11:45PM May 18, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 12:00AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 12:15AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 12:30AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:45AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:00AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:15AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:30AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:45AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:00AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:15AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:30AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:45AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:00AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:15AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:30AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:45AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:00AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:15AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:30AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:45AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:00AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:15AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:30AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:45AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:00AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:15AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:30AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:45AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:00AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:15AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:30AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:45AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:00AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:15AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:30AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 9:45AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:00AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:15AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 10:30AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:45AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:00AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:15AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:30AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:45AM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:00PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 12:15PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:30PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 12:45PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:00PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:15PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:30PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.89 ft at 1:45PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:00PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:15PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:30PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:45PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.92 ft at 3:00PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:15PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.92 ft at 3:30PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 3:45PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.92 ft at 4:00PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.92 ft at 4:15PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.91 ft at 4:30PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.92 ft at 4:45PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:00PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:15PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:30PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:45PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.9 ft at 6:00PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.9 ft at 6:15PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.9 ft at 6:30PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.89 ft at 6:45PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.9 ft at 7:00PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.89 ft at 7:15PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.89 ft at 7:30PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.89 ft at 7:45PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:00PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:15PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:30PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:45PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.87 ft at 9:00PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.87 ft at 9:15PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 9:30PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.87 ft at 9:45PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.87 ft at 10:00PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.87 ft at 10:15PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.86 ft at 10:30PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.87 ft at 10:45PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.87 ft at 11:00PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.86 ft at 11:15PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.86 ft at 11:30PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.86 ft at 11:45PM May 19, 2022Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:00AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:15AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:30AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:45AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.85 ft at 1:00AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.86 ft at 1:15AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.85 ft at 1:30AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.85 ft at 1:45AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.85 ft at 2:00AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.85 ft at 2:15AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.85 ft at 2:30AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.85 ft at 2:45AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.84 ft at 3:00AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.85 ft at 3:15AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.84 ft at 3:30AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.84 ft at 3:45AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.84 ft at 4:00AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.84 ft at 4:15AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.84 ft at 4:30AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.84 ft at 4:45AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.84 ft at 5:00AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.84 ft at 5:15AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.83 ft at 5:30AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.84 ft at 5:45AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.83 ft at 6:00AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.83 ft at 6:15AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.83 ft at 6:30AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.83 ft at 6:45AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.83 ft at 7:00AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.82 ft at 7:15AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.82 ft at 7:30AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.82 ft at 7:45AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.82 ft at 8:00AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.82 ft at 8:15AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.82 ft at 8:30AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.82 ft at 8:45AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.81 ft at 9:00AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.81 ft at 9:15AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.8 ft at 9:30AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.8 ft at 9:45AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.81 ft at 10:00AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.81 ft at 10:15AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.8 ft at 10:30AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.79 ft at 10:45AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.8 ft at 11:00AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.79 ft at 11:15AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.8 ft at 11:30AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.79 ft at 11:45AM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.79 ft at 12:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.79 ft at 12:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.79 ft at 12:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.78 ft at 12:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.78 ft at 1:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.78 ft at 1:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.78 ft at 1:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.78 ft at 1:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.77 ft at 2:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.78 ft at 2:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.78 ft at 2:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.77 ft at 2:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.77 ft at 3:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.77 ft at 3:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.76 ft at 3:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.77 ft at 3:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.77 ft at 4:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.77 ft at 4:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.76 ft at 4:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.76 ft at 4:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.75 ft at 5:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.75 ft at 5:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.76 ft at 5:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.74 ft at 5:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.75 ft at 6:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:30PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.73 ft at 6:45PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.74 ft at 7:00PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.73 ft at 7:15PM May 20, 2022Observed: 4.73 ft at 7:30PM May 20, 2022USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBRAW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:50PM May 20, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.73 ft at 7:30 PM EDT 20-May-2022. Flood Stage is 30 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Guyandotte River at Branchland are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 40
Moderate Flood Stage: 35
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 26
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 44.00 ft on 01/01/1907
(2) 43.83 ft on 03/13/1963
(3) 42.57 ft on 03/01/1955
(4) 42.26 ft on 03/08/1967
(5) 41.88 ft on 01/30/1957
(6) 41.59 ft on 01/13/1974
(7) 40.95 ft on 02/27/1972
(8) 39.24 ft on 01/29/1918
(9) 39.09 ft on 04/26/1977
(10) 39.09 ft on 04/06/1977
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 36.29 ft on 03/02/2021 (P)
(2) 27.63 ft on 02/12/2020
(3) 30.46 ft on 02/25/2019
(4) 22.74 ft on 05/26/2017
(5) 22.95 ft on 05/01/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.36 ft on 09/20/1915
(2) 2.64 ft on 10/12/1918
(3) 2.66 ft on 10/25/1930
(4) 2.72 ft on 06/01/1918
(5) 2.76 ft on 08/21/1917
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43 Major flooding is occurring. Several roads and homes are flooded throughout the area between West Hamlin, Branchland, Midkiff and Ranger.
40 Several roads, homes, and businesses are flooded throughout the area between West Hamlin, Branchland, Midkiff and Ranger.
35 Several roads along the Guyandotte River between West Hamlin and Ranger are flooded.
30 Payton Branch, Nine Mile Creek, Four Mile Creek and Hamilton Creek Roads are flooded.
28 Payton Branch, Nine Mile Creek, Four Mile Creek, and Hamilton Creek Roads start to flood.
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Latitude: 38.220923° N, Longitude: 82.202642° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 30 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 548.0 ft 578.0 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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