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Watauga River near Foscoe Stage (ft)Observed: 2.24 ft at 7:40PM May 15, 2018Observed: 2.3 ft at 1:40AM May 16, 2018Observed: 2.4 ft at 7:10AM May 16, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 7:40AM May 16, 2018Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:20AM May 16, 2018Observed: 2.82 ft at 9:20AM May 16, 2018Observed: 2.92 ft at 9:40AM May 16, 2018Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:05AM May 16, 2018Observed: 3.14 ft at 10:15AM May 16, 2018Observed: 3.24 ft at 10:25AM May 16, 2018Observed: 3.68 ft at 10:55AM May 16, 2018Observed: 3.78 ft at 11:00AM May 16, 2018Observed: 3.9 ft at 11:10AM May 16, 2018Observed: 4.02 ft at 11:15AM May 16, 2018Observed: 4.12 ft at 11:50AM May 16, 2018Observed: 4.32 ft at 1:20PM May 16, 2018Observed: 4.46 ft at 1:40PM May 16, 2018Observed: 4.58 ft at 1:55PM May 16, 2018Observed: 4.68 ft at 2:30PM May 16, 2018Observed: 4.16 ft at 5:20PM May 16, 2018Observed: 3.94 ft at 6:20PM May 16, 2018Observed: 3.74 ft at 7:40PM May 16, 2018Observed: 3.64 ft at 9:30PM May 16, 2018Observed: 3.74 ft at 10:55PM May 16, 2018Observed: 3.86 ft at 11:20PM May 16, 2018Observed: 3.92 ft at 1:40AM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.82 ft at 4:35AM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.72 ft at 5:50AM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.62 ft at 7:00AM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.56 ft at 7:40AM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.44 ft at 8:55AM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.34 ft at 10:55AM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.24 ft at 1:05PM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.22 ft at 1:40PM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.12 ft at 4:20PM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.14 ft at 7:40PM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.24 ft at 10:20PM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.34 ft at 10:30PM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.46 ft at 10:45PM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:55PM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:05PM May 17, 2018Observed: 3.88 ft at 11:15PM May 17, 2018Observed: 4 ft at 11:20PM May 17, 2018Observed: 4.1 ft at 11:35PM May 17, 2018Observed: 4.2 ft at 12:20AM May 18, 2018Observed: 4.44 ft at 1:00AM May 18, 2018Observed: 4.5 ft at 1:40AM May 18, 2018Observed: 4.4 ft at 2:05AM May 18, 2018Observed: 4.28 ft at 2:40AM May 18, 2018Observed: 4.18 ft at 3:30AM May 18, 2018Observed: 4.08 ft at 4:40AM May 18, 2018Observed: 4.2 ft at 7:25AM May 18, 2018Observed: 4.26 ft at 7:40AM May 18, 2018Observed: 4.46 ft at 8:00AM May 18, 2018Observed: 4.58 ft at 8:05AM May 18, 2018Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:15AM May 18, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 8:20AM May 18, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:30AM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.02 ft at 8:45AM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.24 ft at 10:00AM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 10:10AM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.54 ft at 10:20AM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.94 ft at 10:25AM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.9 ft at 10:30AM May 18, 2018Observed: 6 ft at 10:35AM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.34 ft at 10:40AM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.46 ft at 10:45AM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.58 ft at 10:50AM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.82 ft at 10:55AM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.94 ft at 11:00AM May 18, 2018Observed: 7.06 ft at 11:05AM May 18, 2018Observed: 7.2 ft at 11:15AM May 18, 2018Observed: 7.1 ft at 12:05PM May 18, 2018Observed: 7 ft at 12:15PM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.88 ft at 12:30PM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.78 ft at 12:50PM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.56 ft at 1:20PM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.44 ft at 1:30PM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.4 ft at 1:40PM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.3 ft at 1:50PM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.2 ft at 2:05PM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.1 ft at 2:20PM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.98 ft at 2:30PM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.88 ft at 2:45PM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.78 ft at 3:00PM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.68 ft at 3:15PM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.58 ft at 3:30PM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.46 ft at 3:45PM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.36 ft at 4:05PM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.5 ft at 4:45PM May 18, 2018Observed: 5.7 ft at 4:50PM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.28 ft at 5:10PM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.38 ft at 5:15PM May 18, 2018Observed: 6.94 ft at 5:20PM May 18, 2018Observed: 7.1 ft at 5:25PM May 18, 2018Observed: 7.52 ft at 5:30PM May 18, 2018Observed: 7.88 ft at 5:35PM May 18, 2018Observed: 8.14 ft at 5:45PM May 18, 2018Observed: 8.36 ft at 5:50PM May 18, 2018Observed: 8.58 ft at 6:05PM May 18, 2018Observed: 8.68 ft at 6:45PM May 18, 2018Observed: 8.82 ft at 6:50PM May 18, 2018Observed: 8.96 ft at 7:00PM May 18, 2018Observed: 9.1 ft at 7:10PM May 18, 2018Observed: 9.22 ft at 7:25PM May 18, 2018Observed: 9.5 ft at 7:35PM May 18, 2018Observed: 9.38 ft at 7:40PM May 18, 2018Observed: 9.48 ft at 7:45PM May 18, 2018Observed: 9.62 ft at 7:50PM May 18, 2018Observed: 9.72 ft at 8:00PM May 18, 2018Observed: 9.84 ft at 8:05PM May 18, 2018Observed: 10.2 ft at 8:10PM May 18, 2018Observed: 10.42 ft at 8:25PM May 18, 2018Observed: 10.54 ft at 8:30PM May 18, 2018Observed: 10.78 ft at 8:40PM May 18, 2018Observed: 10.88 ft at 8:45PM May 18, 2018Observed: 10.68 ft at 9:25PM May 18, 2018Observed: 10.56 ft at 9:30PM May 18, 2018Observed: 10.76 ft at 10:10PM May 18, 2018Observed: 11.16 ft at 10:25PM May 18, 2018Observed: 11.26 ft at 10:30PM May 18, 2018Highest Observation: 11.96 ft at 10:40PM May 18, 2018Observed: 11.46 ft at 10:45PM May 18, 2018Observed: 11.48 ft at 10:55PM May 18, 2018Observed: 11.34 ft at 11:05PM May 18, 2018Observed: 10.82 ft at 11:10PM May 18, 2018Observed: 10.82 ft at 11:15PM May 18, 2018Observed: 10.66 ft at 11:20PM May 18, 2018Observed: 10.46 ft at 11:25PM May 18, 2018Observed: 10.12 ft at 11:40PM May 18, 2018Observed: 9.98 ft at 11:45PM May 18, 2018Observed: 9.92 ft at 11:50PM May 18, 2018Observed: 9.52 ft at 11:55PM May 18, 2018Observed: 9.62 ft at 12:00AM May 19, 2018Observed: 9.44 ft at 12:05AM May 19, 2018Observed: 9.22 ft at 12:20AM May 19, 2018Observed: 8.8 ft at 12:50AM May 19, 2018Observed: 8.78 ft at 1:00AM May 19, 2018Observed: 8.66 ft at 1:05AM May 19, 2018Observed: 8.56 ft at 1:25AM May 19, 2018Observed: 8.78 ft at 1:40AM May 19, 2018Observed: 8.92 ft at 1:50AM May 19, 2018Observed: 8.7 ft at 2:30AM May 19, 2018Observed: 8.52 ft at 2:40AM May 19, 2018Observed: 8.26 ft at 2:50AM May 19, 2018Observed: 8.14 ft at 2:55AM May 19, 2018Observed: 7.78 ft at 3:20AM May 19, 2018Observed: 7.68 ft at 3:25AM May 19, 2018Observed: 7.54 ft at 3:35AM May 19, 2018Observed: 7.5 ft at 3:50AM May 19, 2018Observed: 7.36 ft at 4:00AM May 19, 2018Observed: 7.26 ft at 4:10AM May 19, 2018Observed: 7.16 ft at 4:30AM May 19, 2018Observed: 7 ft at 4:45AM May 19, 2018Observed: 7.02 ft at 4:50AM May 19, 2018Observed: 6.88 ft at 5:10AM May 19, 2018Observed: 6.76 ft at 5:35AM May 19, 2018Observed: 6.62 ft at 5:50AM May 19, 2018Observed: 6.52 ft at 6:15AM May 19, 2018Observed: 6.4 ft at 6:45AM May 19, 2018Observed: 6.26 ft at 7:05AM May 19, 2018Observed: 6.16 ft at 7:35AM May 19, 2018Observed: 6.16 ft at 7:40AM May 19, 2018Observed: 6.04 ft at 8:05AM May 19, 2018Observed: 5.94 ft at 8:45AM May 19, 2018Observed: 5.7 ft at 10:00AM May 19, 2018Observed: 5.6 ft at 11:00AM May 19, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 12:40PM May 19, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 1:40PM May 19, 2018Observed: 5.16 ft at 2:35PM May 19, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 6:10PM May 19, 2018Observed: 4.66 ft at 10:55PM May 19, 2018Observed: 4.6 ft at 1:40AM May 20, 2018Observed: 4.5 ft at 3:10AM May 20, 2018Observed: 4.18 ft at 10:50AM May 20, 2018Observed: 4.08 ft at 12:20PM May 20, 2018Observed: 3.98 ft at 1:40PM May 20, 2018Observed: 3.88 ft at 3:10PM May 20, 2018Observed: 3.92 ft at 1:40AM May 21, 2018Observed: 3.82 ft at 6:55AM May 21, 2018Observed: 3.82 ft at 7:40AM May 21, 2018Observed: 3.72 ft at 11:30AM May 21, 2018Observed: 3.62 ft at 1:00PM May 21, 2018Observed: 3.6 ft at 1:40PM May 21, 2018Observed: 3.7 ft at 1:50PM May 21, 2018Observed: 3.8 ft at 2:00PM May 21, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 3:10PM May 21, 2018Observed: 4.24 ft at 3:20PM May 21, 2018Observed: 4.12 ft at 4:15PM May 21, 2018Observed: 3.92 ft at 5:10PM May 21, 2018Observed: 3.82 ft at 6:10PM May 21, 2018Observed: 3.78 ft at 7:40PM May 21, 2018Observed: 3.76 ft at 1:40AM May 22, 2018Observed: 3.7 ft at 7:40AM May 22, 2018Observed: 3.6 ft at 12:30PM May 22, 2018Observed: 3.68 ft at 1:40PM May 22, 2018Observed: 3.42 ft at 2:35PM May 22, 2018NC Department of Emergency ManagementFOSN7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (5:19PM May 22, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.42 ft at 2:35 PM EDT 22-May-2018.
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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: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 0
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.96 ft on 05/19/2018
(2) 10.84 ft on 09/25/2011
(3) 9.38 ft on 01/30/2013
(4) 8.86 ft on 10/24/2017
(5) 8.72 ft on 01/25/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.96 ft on 05/19/2018
(2) 6.88 ft on 01/12/2018
(3) 8.86 ft on 10/24/2017
(4) 7.10 ft on 02/03/2016
(5) 7.74 ft on 11/19/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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(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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