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Watauga River near Foscoe Stage (ft)Observed: 6.56 ft at 7:35PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 5.88 ft at 9:45PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 5.64 ft at 10:55PM Oct 10, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 1:35AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 2:25AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.16 ft at 4:15AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:10AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.16 ft at 6:45AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.28 ft at 7:05AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:15AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.96 ft at 8:10AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 6.2 ft at 8:25AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 6.56 ft at 8:40AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 6.66 ft at 8:45AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 6.88 ft at 8:55AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 7.48 ft at 9:25AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 8.04 ft at 10:15AM Oct 11, 2018Highest Observation: 8.16 ft at 10:25AM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 7.7 ft at 12:55PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 7.48 ft at 1:20PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 7.14 ft at 1:55PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 6.9 ft at 2:25PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 6.8 ft at 2:40PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 6.66 ft at 2:55PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 6.56 ft at 3:10PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 6.34 ft at 3:45PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 6.22 ft at 4:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 6.12 ft at 4:20PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 6.02 ft at 4:35PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.9 ft at 5:00PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.8 ft at 5:20PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.7 ft at 5:50PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.48 ft at 6:40PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.36 ft at 7:15PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.32 ft at 7:35PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5.12 ft at 8:50PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 5 ft at 9:35PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 4.9 ft at 10:25PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 4.78 ft at 11:25PM Oct 11, 2018Observed: 4.68 ft at 12:40AM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 4.28 ft at 6:10AM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 3.86 ft at 1:35PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 3.78 ft at 7:35PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 3.68 ft at 11:45PM Oct 12, 2018Observed: 3.54 ft at 7:35AM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 3.46 ft at 1:35PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 3.38 ft at 7:35PM Oct 13, 2018Observed: 3.32 ft at 1:35AM Oct 14, 2018Observed: 3.12 ft at 1:35PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 3 ft at 7:35PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3 ft at 1:35AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 2.98 ft at 7:35AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 2.98 ft at 11:40AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 2.96 ft at 11:45AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 2.96 ft at 11:50AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 2.94 ft at 1:35PM Oct 17, 2018NC Department of Emergency ManagementFOSN7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (6:50PM Oct 17, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.94 ft at 1:35 PM EDT 17-Oct-2018. 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) 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.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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10 Shulls Mill Road near the gauge starts to be flooded.
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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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NWS stage 0 ft 9 ft  
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