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ALERT: December 13th update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. This will be the last outage map posted as over 95% of the gauge outages have been restored. Local NWS offices will continue to monitor the remaining gauge outages.

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Greenbrier River at Renick Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.6 ft at 11:24AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 1.6 ft at 5:27PM Dec 10, 2018Highest Observation: 1.7 ft at 5:27AM Dec 11, 2018Highest Observation: 1.7 ft at 11:27AM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 1.5 ft at 5:27AM Dec 12, 2018Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:27AM Dec 12, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 5:27PM Dec 12, 2018Observed: 1.5 ft at 5:27AM Dec 13, 2018Observed: 1.3 ft at 11:27AM Dec 13, 2018Observed: 1.3 ft at 3:45PM Dec 13, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 5:27PM Dec 13, 2018Observed: 1.4 ft at 5:27AM Dec 14, 2018RNKW2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (9:49AM Dec 14, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.4 ft at 5:27 AM EST 14-Dec-2018. Flood Stage is 17 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Greenbrier River at Renick are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 29.00 ft on 11/05/1985
(2) 23.70 ft on 01/19/1996
(3) 18.75 ft on 02/14/1984
(4) 18.30 ft on 03/26/1978
(5) 18.00 ft on 01/26/1978
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.80 ft on 03/05/2008
(2) 15.40 ft on 02/23/2003
(3) 15.00 ft on 01/08/1998
(4) 16.00 ft on 12/01/1996
(5) 17.25 ft on 05/17/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.31 ft on 08/03/1944
(2) 0.42 ft on 08/27/1951
(3) 0.45 ft on 10/08/1947
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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Latitude: 38.000000° N, Longitude: 80.366667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 1883.077 ft 1900.077 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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