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Little Coal River at Danville Stage (ft)DANW2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (2:19AM Mar 23, 2019)Flood Stage is 25 ft
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NOTE: Flood stages have not been defined for this location.

NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Little Coal River at Danville. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 27.35 ft on 02/03/1939
(2) 25.86 ft on 03/26/1963
(3) 25.80 ft on 01/26/1978
(4) 25.45 ft on 03/07/1967
(5) 25.32 ft on 03/04/2015
(6) 25.00 ft on 02/27/1962
(7) 24.52 ft on 12/09/1979
(8) 23.78 ft on 12/30/1943
(9) 22.78 ft on 02/15/1970
(10) 22.44 ft on 01/07/1946
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.70 ft on 04/16/2018
(2) 20.12 ft on 02/12/2018
(3) 20.50 ft on 01/24/2017
(4) 19.80 ft on 04/05/2015
(5) 25.32 ft on 03/04/2015
(6) 24.52 ft on 12/09/1979
(7) 25.80 ft on 01/26/1978
(8) 22.30 ft on 08/15/1977
(9) 21.69 ft on 06/02/1974
(10) 21.45 ft on 02/26/1972
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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29 Major flooding is occurring; Roads, homes, and some businesses near the river bank in Danville, and Madison are flooded. The 3rd Street Bridge has water on it.
27 Low areas along the river and sections of Hopkins Road start to flood. More homes on the right bank both upstream and downstream from 3rd Street Bridge flood.
25 Low areas, ball fields near Lick Creek and Homes along the right bank of the river, both upstream and downstream from the 3rd Street Bridge start to flood.
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Latitude: 38.079722° N, Longitude: 81.836389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 25 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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