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Watauga River near Foscoe Stage (ft)Observed: 2.76 ft at 7:00PM Oct 08, 2019Highest Observation: 2.78 ft at 7:30PM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:30AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 2.72 ft at 7:30AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:30AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:30AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 2.62 ft at 7:30AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 2.62 ft at 1:30PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 2.6 ft at 1:30AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 2.6 ft at 1:30AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 2.6 ft at 7:30AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 2.6 ft at 1:30PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 2.6 ft at 1:30AM Oct 14, 2019NC Department of Emergency ManagementFOSN7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (4:49PM Oct 14, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.6 ft at 1:30 AM EDT 14-Oct-2019. Flood Stage is 9 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Watauga River near Foscoe. 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: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.96 ft on 05/19/2018
(2) 11.48 ft on 06/09/2019
(3) 10.84 ft on 09/25/2011
(4) 9.38 ft on 01/30/2013
(5) 8.86 ft on 10/24/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.48 ft on 06/09/2019
(2) 8.16 ft on 10/11/2018
(3) 11.96 ft on 05/19/2018
(4) 6.88 ft on 01/12/2018
(5) 8.86 ft on 10/24/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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16 Extensive flooding of roads and properties along the river.
10 Shulls Mill Road (Route 1557) near the gage starts to be flooded.
9 Overbank and lowland flooding along the river occurs.
(1) Watauga River nr Foscoe upstream from Shulls Mill Rd. - Oct. 9, 2014
(2) Watauga River nr Foscoe downstream from Shulls Mill Rd. - Oct. 9, 2014
(3) IFLOWS SG/RG - at Shulls Mill Rd bridge - Oct. 9, 2014
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Latitude: 36.173611° N, Longitude: 81.745000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 9 ft  
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