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Elk River at Clay Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 6.19 ft at 9:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 6.17 ft at 9:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 6.15 ft at 9:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 6.14 ft at 9:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 6.11 ft at 10:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 6.09 ft at 10:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 6.07 ft at 10:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 6.05 ft at 10:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 6.03 ft at 11:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 6 ft at 11:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.98 ft at 11:30AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.96 ft at 11:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.94 ft at 12:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.91 ft at 12:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.9 ft at 12:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.87 ft at 12:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.85 ft at 1:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.84 ft at 1:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.81 ft at 1:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.8 ft at 1:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.78 ft at 2:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.76 ft at 2:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.75 ft at 2:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.73 ft at 2:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.72 ft at 3:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.71 ft at 3:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.69 ft at 3:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.68 ft at 3:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.67 ft at 4:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.65 ft at 4:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.64 ft at 4:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.63 ft at 4:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.62 ft at 5:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.6 ft at 5:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.6 ft at 5:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.58 ft at 5:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.57 ft at 6:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.55 ft at 6:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.54 ft at 6:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.52 ft at 6:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.5 ft at 7:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.49 ft at 7:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.47 ft at 7:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.45 ft at 7:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.43 ft at 8:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.41 ft at 8:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.39 ft at 8:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.36 ft at 8:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.34 ft at 9:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.32 ft at 9:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.27 ft at 9:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.25 ft at 10:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.24 ft at 10:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.21 ft at 10:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.2 ft at 10:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.18 ft at 11:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.16 ft at 11:15PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.13 ft at 11:30PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.11 ft at 11:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 5.07 ft at 12:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 5.05 ft at 12:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 5.02 ft at 12:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 5 ft at 1:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.97 ft at 1:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.9 ft at 2:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 2:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.85 ft at 2:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.82 ft at 2:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.81 ft at 3:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.78 ft at 3:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.75 ft at 3:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.73 ft at 3:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.68 ft at 4:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.65 ft at 4:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.63 ft at 4:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.61 ft at 5:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.58 ft at 5:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.55 ft at 5:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.53 ft at 5:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.51 ft at 6:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.49 ft at 6:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.44 ft at 6:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.42 ft at 7:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.4 ft at 7:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.38 ft at 7:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.35 ft at 7:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.33 ft at 8:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.31 ft at 8:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.29 ft at 8:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.27 ft at 8:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.25 ft at 9:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.23 ft at 9:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 9:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.18 ft at 9:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 10:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.14 ft at 10:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.12 ft at 10:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.1 ft at 10:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.08 ft at 11:00AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.06 ft at 11:15AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.03 ft at 11:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 4.01 ft at 12:00PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.99 ft at 12:15PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 12:30PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 12:45PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 1:00PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 1:15PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 1:30PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.89 ft at 1:45PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.87 ft at 2:00PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.86 ft at 2:15PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.84 ft at 2:30PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.83 ft at 2:45PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.81 ft at 3:00PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.79 ft at 3:15PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.78 ft at 3:30PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.77 ft at 3:45PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.76 ft at 4:00PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.74 ft at 4:15PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.73 ft at 4:30PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.72 ft at 4:45PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.7 ft at 5:00PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.69 ft at 5:15PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.68 ft at 5:30PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.67 ft at 5:45PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.67 ft at 6:00PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.66 ft at 6:15PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.65 ft at 6:30PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:45PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.64 ft at 7:00PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.63 ft at 7:15PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.62 ft at 7:30PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:45PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.61 ft at 8:00PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.6 ft at 8:15PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.6 ft at 8:30PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.59 ft at 8:45PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.59 ft at 9:00PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.59 ft at 9:15PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.59 ft at 9:30PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.58 ft at 9:45PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.57 ft at 10:00PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.57 ft at 10:15PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.57 ft at 10:30PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:45PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:00PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.55 ft at 11:15PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.55 ft at 11:30PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.55 ft at 11:45PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 12:00AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 12:15AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 12:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:00AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:15AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.52 ft at 1:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.52 ft at 1:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.52 ft at 2:00AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.52 ft at 2:15AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.51 ft at 2:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.51 ft at 2:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.5 ft at 3:00AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 3:15AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 3:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 3:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.47 ft at 4:00AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.46 ft at 4:15AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.45 ft at 4:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.44 ft at 4:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 5:00AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 5:15AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 5:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 5:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 6:00AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:15AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.35 ft at 6:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.33 ft at 6:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.32 ft at 7:00AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.3 ft at 7:15AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.29 ft at 7:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.28 ft at 7:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.26 ft at 8:00AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.25 ft at 8:15AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.24 ft at 8:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.22 ft at 8:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.21 ft at 9:00AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.2 ft at 9:15AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.19 ft at 9:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.18 ft at 9:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.17 ft at 10:00AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.16 ft at 10:15AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.15 ft at 10:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.15 ft at 10:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.14 ft at 11:00AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.13 ft at 11:15AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.13 ft at 11:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.12 ft at 11:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.11 ft at 12:00PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.11 ft at 12:15PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.1 ft at 12:30PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.09 ft at 12:45PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.08 ft at 1:00PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.08 ft at 1:15PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.07 ft at 1:30PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.06 ft at 1:45PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.05 ft at 2:00PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.04 ft at 2:15PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.03 ft at 2:30PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 2:45PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 3:00PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3 ft at 3:15PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.99 ft at 3:30PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 3:45PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:00PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 4:15PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 4:30PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 4:45PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.91 ft at 5:00PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 5:15PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:30PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:45PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 6:00PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 6:15PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.84 ft at 6:30PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.83 ft at 6:45PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.82 ft at 7:00PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.81 ft at 7:15PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:30PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.79 ft at 7:45PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.78 ft at 8:00PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:15PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:30PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:45PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 9:00PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 9:15PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.77 ft at 9:30PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:45PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.76 ft at 10:00PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.75 ft at 10:15PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:30PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:45PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 11:00PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 11:15PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:30PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:45PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 2.72 ft at 12:00AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 12:15AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 12:30AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:45AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:00AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:15AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 1:30AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 1:45AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:00AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:15AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:30AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:45AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:00AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:15AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:30AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 3:45AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:00AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:15AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:30AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 4:45AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:00AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:15AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:30AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:45AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:00AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:15AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:30AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:45AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:00AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:15AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:30AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.67 ft at 7:45AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 8:00AM Aug 15, 2022CLYW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:50AM Aug 15, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.66 ft at 8:00 AM EDT 15-Aug-2022. Flood Stage is 18 ft
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NOTE: River Forecasts typically include ONLY 2 days of future rain from forecast issuance time (lower right of graph). Occasionally 3 days of future rain included.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Elk River at Clay 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: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 32.40 ft on 03/14/1918
(2) 31.00 ft on 01/01/1861
(3) 30.30 ft on 06/24/2016
(4) 26.60 ft on 02/05/1932
(5) 26.50 ft on 07/04/1932
(6) 25.40 ft on 02/04/1939
(7) 23.60 ft on 05/12/1924
(8) 23.50 ft on 04/16/1932
(9) 23.00 ft on 03/01/1997
(10) 23.00 ft on 10/03/1929
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.63 ft on 03/01/2021
(2) 30.30 ft on 06/24/2016
(3) 16.71 ft on 03/05/2015
(4) 19.45 ft on 12/07/2013
(5) 14.79 ft on 01/31/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.13 ft on 09/22/1959
(2) -0.04 ft on 10/16/1953
(3) 0.01 ft on 09/11/1925
(4) 0.01 ft on 07/27/1936
(5) 0.02 ft on 08/12/1930
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30 Most business and buildings in Clay next to the river are flooded. Major flooding occurring.
29 Route 16 in Clay starts to flood. Some business in town are flooded. Several sections of Elkhurst/Elk River Road and some camps near the river are flooded.
25 The low end of the vacant car dealership, hardware store, more homes in Pisgah section, and in the northern end of Clay are flooded. Sections of Elkhurst/Elk River Road and some camps near the river are flooded.
20 Homes in the Pisgah section of Clay, and a few homes on the north side of Clay are flooded between 20 and 22 feet. Sections of Elkhurst/Elk River Road are flooded.
18 Water floods some basements near and downstream from the Pisgah Pridge. Sections of Elkhurst/Elk River Road start to flood.
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Latitude: 38.460676° N, Longitude: 81.088368° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18 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 677.23 695.23 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 677.46 695.46 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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10 day (HEFS) 10 Day (NAEFS) River Forecast vs. River Potential
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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