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Roanoke River at Salem Pump Station Stage (ft)Observed: 2.8 ft at 1:12AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:12AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:12PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:12AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 5:03AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 7:12AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 1:09PM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:12PM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 1:12AM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 6:27AM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 1:12PM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 7:12PM Dec 04, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:12AM Dec 05, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 7:12AM Dec 05, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 1:12PM Dec 05, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 3:39PM Dec 05, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:36AM Dec 06, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:13AM Dec 06, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 1:12PM Dec 06, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 7:12PM Dec 06, 2022Observed: 3.2 ft at 11:27PM Dec 06, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 3:24AM Dec 07, 2022Observed: 3.6 ft at 7:12AM Dec 07, 2022Observed: 3.5 ft at 1:12PM Dec 07, 2022Observed: 3.8 ft at 4:30PM Dec 07, 2022Observed: 3.5 ft at 5:03PM Dec 07, 2022Observed: 3.7 ft at 7:12PM Dec 07, 2022Highest Observation: 4 ft at 10:18PM Dec 07, 2022Observed: 3.7 ft at 11:09PM Dec 07, 2022Observed: 3.7 ft at 1:12AM Dec 08, 2022Highest Observation: 4 ft at 3:00AM Dec 08, 2022Observed: 3.6 ft at 3:39AM Dec 08, 2022Observed: 3.9 ft at 6:48AM Dec 08, 2022Highest Observation: 4 ft at 7:12AM Dec 08, 2022Observed: 3.5 ft at 7:39AM Dec 08, 2022Observed: 3.8 ft at 12:00PM Dec 08, 2022Observed: 3.5 ft at 1:03PM Dec 08, 2022SPSV2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (6:20PM Dec 8, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.5 ft at 1:03 PM EST 8-Dec-2022. Flood Stage is 7 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Roanoke River at Salem Pump Station. 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: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 20.50 ft on 11/04/1985
(2) 15.30 ft on 06/21/1972
(3) 14.60 ft on 10/12/2018
(4) 14.00 ft on 02/23/2003
(5) 13.80 ft on 04/22/1992
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.30 ft on 05/28/2022 (P)
(2) 6.50 ft on 05/24/2022 (P)
(3) 5.30 ft on 02/05/2022
(4) 7.60 ft on 06/18/2020
(5) 9.10 ft on 05/21/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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11 Water near top of berm at Riverwalk apartments in Salem.
8 Mill Lane bridge is completely overtopped.
7.5 Flooding pccurs along portions of West and East Riverside Drives in Salem.
7 Mill Lane bridge in Salem is closed due to flooding.
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Latitude: 37.286667° N, Longitude: 80.075278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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