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Elk River at Queen Shoals Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 7.3 ft at 9:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 7.28 ft at 9:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 7.28 ft at 9:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 7.26 ft at 10:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 7.25 ft at 10:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 7.24 ft at 10:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 7.22 ft at 10:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 7.23 ft at 11:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 7.21 ft at 11:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 7.21 ft at 11:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 7.19 ft at 11:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 7.2 ft at 12:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 12:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.18 ft at 12:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 12:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 1:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 1:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 1:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.14 ft at 1:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.15 ft at 2:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.15 ft at 2:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.14 ft at 2:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.14 ft at 2:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 3:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 3:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 3:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 3:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 4:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 4:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.12 ft at 4:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.12 ft at 4:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.14 ft at 5:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.12 ft at 5:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.11 ft at 5:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.12 ft at 5:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 6:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.14 ft at 6:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 6:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 6:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.15 ft at 7:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.14 ft at 7:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.15 ft at 7:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 7:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 8:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 8:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.18 ft at 8:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.19 ft at 8:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.2 ft at 9:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.22 ft at 9:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.23 ft at 9:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.24 ft at 9:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.25 ft at 10:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.26 ft at 10:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.26 ft at 10:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.28 ft at 10:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.27 ft at 11:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.28 ft at 11:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.3 ft at 11:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.3 ft at 11:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.32 ft at 12:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.33 ft at 12:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.37 ft at 12:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.37 ft at 12:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.39 ft at 1:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.4 ft at 1:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.42 ft at 1:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.42 ft at 1:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.43 ft at 2:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.45 ft at 2:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.45 ft at 2:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.45 ft at 2:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.46 ft at 3:00PM May 17, 2019Highest Observation: 7.47 ft at 3:15PM May 17, 2019Highest Observation: 7.47 ft at 3:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.46 ft at 3:45PM May 17, 2019Highest Observation: 7.47 ft at 4:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.46 ft at 4:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.46 ft at 4:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.45 ft at 4:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.46 ft at 5:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.46 ft at 5:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.44 ft at 5:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.43 ft at 5:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.44 ft at 6:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.42 ft at 6:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.41 ft at 6:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.39 ft at 6:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.4 ft at 7:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.37 ft at 7:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.36 ft at 7:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.35 ft at 7:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.36 ft at 8:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.33 ft at 8:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.34 ft at 8:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.32 ft at 8:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.32 ft at 9:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.31 ft at 9:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.31 ft at 9:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.3 ft at 9:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.29 ft at 10:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.29 ft at 10:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.29 ft at 10:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.3 ft at 10:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.28 ft at 11:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.28 ft at 11:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.28 ft at 11:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.27 ft at 11:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 7.26 ft at 12:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.26 ft at 12:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.26 ft at 12:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.25 ft at 12:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.25 ft at 1:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.25 ft at 1:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.24 ft at 1:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.23 ft at 1:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.22 ft at 2:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.23 ft at 2:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.21 ft at 2:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.21 ft at 2:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.21 ft at 3:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.2 ft at 3:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.2 ft at 3:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.2 ft at 3:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.2 ft at 4:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.18 ft at 4:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.18 ft at 4:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.18 ft at 4:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 5:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 5:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.18 ft at 5:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 5:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 6:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 6:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 6:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 6:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 7:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 7:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 7:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 7:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 8:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 8:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 8:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.15 ft at 8:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 9:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 9:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 9:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.15 ft at 9:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 10:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 10:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 10:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 10:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 11:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 11:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 11:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 11:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 12:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 12:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 12:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.15 ft at 12:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 1:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.15 ft at 1:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.15 ft at 1:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 1:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.15 ft at 2:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.15 ft at 2:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.15 ft at 2:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.14 ft at 2:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.15 ft at 3:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.14 ft at 3:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 3:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.14 ft at 3:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 4:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 4:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 4:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.12 ft at 4:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.11 ft at 5:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.12 ft at 5:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.11 ft at 5:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.11 ft at 5:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.1 ft at 6:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.09 ft at 6:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.09 ft at 6:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.09 ft at 6:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.09 ft at 7:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.07 ft at 7:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.07 ft at 7:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.07 ft at 7:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.06 ft at 8:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.06 ft at 8:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.06 ft at 8:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.06 ft at 8:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.05 ft at 9:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.04 ft at 9:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.04 ft at 9:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.03 ft at 9:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.03 ft at 10:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.04 ft at 10:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.03 ft at 10:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.03 ft at 10:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.02 ft at 11:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.02 ft at 11:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.01 ft at 11:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7 ft at 11:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.01 ft at 12:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 7.01 ft at 12:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 7 ft at 12:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.99 ft at 12:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 7 ft at 1:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.99 ft at 1:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.99 ft at 1:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.99 ft at 1:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.98 ft at 2:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.98 ft at 2:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.97 ft at 2:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.97 ft at 2:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.97 ft at 3:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.96 ft at 3:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.96 ft at 3:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.96 ft at 3:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.95 ft at 4:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.95 ft at 4:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.95 ft at 4:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.95 ft at 4:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.93 ft at 5:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.92 ft at 5:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.92 ft at 5:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.92 ft at 5:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.92 ft at 6:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.93 ft at 6:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.92 ft at 6:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.92 ft at 6:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.91 ft at 7:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.92 ft at 7:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.91 ft at 7:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.9 ft at 7:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.9 ft at 8:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.9 ft at 8:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.88 ft at 8:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.89 ft at 8:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.89 ft at 9:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.88 ft at 9:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.88 ft at 9:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.87 ft at 9:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.87 ft at 10:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.86 ft at 10:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.86 ft at 10:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.86 ft at 10:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.85 ft at 11:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.84 ft at 11:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.83 ft at 11:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.83 ft at 11:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.81 ft at 12:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 12:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 12:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 12:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.78 ft at 1:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.77 ft at 1:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.76 ft at 1:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.76 ft at 1:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.74 ft at 2:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.74 ft at 2:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.73 ft at 2:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.72 ft at 2:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 3:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.69 ft at 3:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.68 ft at 3:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.68 ft at 3:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.65 ft at 4:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 4:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.65 ft at 4:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.62 ft at 4:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.62 ft at 5:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.62 ft at 5:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.59 ft at 5:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.6 ft at 5:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.59 ft at 6:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.57 ft at 6:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.57 ft at 6:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.56 ft at 6:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.55 ft at 7:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.56 ft at 7:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 7:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 7:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 8:00PM May 19, 2019Highest Forecast: 6.7 ft 2:00AM May 20, 2019Forecast: 6.4 ft 8:00AM May 20, 2019Forecast: 6.3 ft 2:00PM May 20, 2019Forecast: 6.2 ft 8:00PM May 20, 2019Forecast: 6.2 ft 2:00AM May 21, 2019Forecast: 6.1 ft 8:00AM May 21, 2019Forecast: 6.1 ft 2:00PM May 21, 2019Forecast: 6.1 ft 8:00PM May 21, 2019Forecast: 6.1 ft 2:00AM May 22, 2019Forecast: 6 ft 8:00AM May 22, 2019Forecast: 5.9 ft 2:00PM May 22, 2019Forecast: 5.9 ft 8:00PM May 22, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesQUSW2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:04PM May 19, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 9:29AM May 19)Latest observed value: 6.54 ft at 8:00 PM EDT 19-May-2019. Flood Stage is 19 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 19
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 37.20 ft on 03/13/1918
(2) 33.31 ft on 06/24/2016
(3) 32.00 ft on 01/01/1888
(4) 29.20 ft on 07/05/1932
(5) 26.50 ft on 02/03/1939
(6) 25.36 ft on 03/02/1997
(7) 24.73 ft on 03/15/1967
(8) 23.90 ft on 10/29/1937
(9) 23.50 ft on 01/30/1911
(10) 23.34 ft on 11/19/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.33 ft on 09/28/2018
(2) 33.31 ft on 06/24/2016
(3) 20.24 ft on 12/07/2013
(4) 17.28 ft on 04/17/2007
(5) 23.34 ft on 11/19/2003
(6) 21.01 ft on 11/13/2003
(7) 21.09 ft on 02/17/2003
(8) 25.36 ft on 03/02/1997
(9) 19.64 ft on 07/31/1996
(10) 19.14 ft on 01/19/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.20 ft on 10/20/1930
(2) 2.40 ft on 10/24/2013
(3) 2.50 ft on 11/04/1953
(4) 2.82 ft on 09/27/1959
(5) 2.86 ft on 10/01/1939
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29 Several roads, homes and businesses in Clendenin and Queen Shoals are flooded. Major flooding occurs along the entire reach of the Elk River.
25 Damage is extensive in Clendenin. Some businesses have 1st floor flooding. Many homes in and around Clendenin and Queen Shoals are flooded. Homes and apartments along River Haven Road start to flood.
20 Between 20 and 23 feet, basements in Clendenin businessess are flooded. State Route 4 floods above and below Clendenin and Queen Shoals. Abandoned church opposite side of the river from the gaugehouse starts to flood. A dip in Valley View Drive starts to flood.
19 General flooding along the reach of the Elk River.
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Latitude: 38.470833° N, Longitude: 81.284167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 19 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 604.090 ft 623.090 ft 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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