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Guyandotte River at Pineville Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)PINW2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (1:34PM Sep 18, 2019)Flood Stage is 13 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
Reliability of the Forecast: Forecast data shown here are guidance values only. Please refer to your local NWS office.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Guyandotte River at Pineville are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical datum height estimated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 using the NGS VERTCON conversion program

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.01 ft on 07/08/2001
(2) 17.76 ft on 04/05/1977
(3) 15.25 ft on 03/12/1963
(4) 14.70 ft on 01/29/1957
(5) 13.76 ft on 05/16/1996
(6) 13.58 ft on 02/28/1955
(7) 13.50 ft on 05/09/2009
(8) 13.20 ft on 05/17/2001
(9) 13.10 ft on 03/06/1955
(10) 12.20 ft on 03/05/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.40 ft on 02/11/2018
(2) 12.20 ft on 03/05/2015
(3) 13.50 ft on 05/09/2009
(4) 21.01 ft on 07/08/2001
(5) 13.20 ft on 05/17/2001
(6) 13.76 ft on 05/16/1996
(7) 8.11 ft on 01/19/1996
(8) 12.00 ft on 05/07/1984
(9) 12.04 ft on 06/07/1981
(10) 10.01 ft on 01/21/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.03 ft on 10/24/1949
(2) 1.04 ft on 07/05/1948
(3) 1.12 ft on 06/12/1947
(4) 1.14 ft on 09/16/1954
(5) 1.19 ft on 11/02/1950
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23 The parking lot and fire house building on the right downstream side of the riverbank near the bridge starts to flood.
22 The public swimming pool on the left upstream side of the river next to the bridge starts to flood.
20 The bottom of the pineville police department building on right downstream side of the river starts to flood.
18 Very serious flooding starts to occur throughout Pineville, mainly in the lower sections along the river and Rockcastle Creek.
13 Homes and some businesses along Rockcastle Creek near Pine Aveneue and Main Street start to flood due to backwater from the Guyandotte. Also, some homes start to flood one quarter mile downstream from the river gage near the confluence of the Williams Branch Creek and the Guyandotte River.
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Latitude: 37.581944° N, Longitude: 81.536944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 1268.872 1281.872 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 1269.436 1282.436 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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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
3 Day (SREF) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics.

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