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Blackwater River (VA) near FRANKLIN, VA (FKLV2)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

25.025.0
24.024.0
23.023.0
22.022.0
21.021.0
20.020.0
19.019.0
18.018.0
17.017.0

Major Flooding Begins

16.016.0
15.015.0
14.014.0
13.013.0
12.012.0
11.011.0
Record Crest: 10.78 ft
10.710.7

Moderate Flooding Begins

10.010.0
9.09.0
8.08.0
7.07.0
6.06.0

Minor Flooding Begins

5.05.0
4.04.0

Near Flooding Begins


Below Flooding Begins

* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Wakefield, VA Southeast River Forecast Center
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Current Stage:
0.4 ft at 12/05/2019 22:15:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 5
Action Stage: 3
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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Recent Crests
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Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.

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20 River stage sensor operating limit
16 Businesses along Main Street and South Street begin to flood.
13 Gazebo near the Riverwalk is now flooded.
8 Water overflows rip rap on right downstream side of bridge across US 58/258 in vicinity of the gage. Lowlands upstream of bridge now inundated. Roadway entrance to water treatment plant and public boat ramp begin to flood.
4.5 Water covers the docks/pier near the Gazebo.
3.5 Water covers boat ramp docks at public boat ramp.
3 Water begins to flow over retaining wall on left downstream side of bridge in vicinity of the gage.
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(1) Tidal Gage House in the City of Franklin on the Blackwater River
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Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.