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Saluda River near Greenville north of Old Easley Rd, SC (GSLS1)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

817.2*20.0*
Record Crest: 19.38 ft
816.219.0
815.218.0
814.217.0
813.216.0

Major Flooding Begins

812.215.0
811.214.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

810.213.0
809.212.0
808.211.0
807.210.0

Minor Flooding Begins

806.29.0

Near Flooding Begins

805.28.0
804.27.0
803.26.0

Below Flooding Begins

* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Greenville-Spartanburg, SC Southeast River Forecast Center
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4.8 ft at 05/27/2020 02:45:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 9.5
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 19.38 ft on 10/07/1949
(2) 18.14 ft on 10/05/1964
(3) 15.59 ft on 08/27/1995
(4) 15.43 ft on 06/23/1961
(5) 15.07 ft on 09/09/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.75 ft on 05/06/2013
(2) 6.42 ft on 05/14/2012
(3) 6.96 ft on 12/01/2010
(4) 9.72 ft on 01/25/2010
(5) 7.11 ft on 11/12/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.66 ft on 02/01/1956
(2) 1.81 ft on 08/12/2008
(3) 1.98 ft on 08/05/2002

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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The scientific publication for these maps is available from the USGS at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3244/.  Technical analysis and funding for these maps was provided by the USGS.  The maps can also be viewed at: http://wim.usgs.gov/FIMI/FloodInundationMapper.html.

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15 Major Flood Stage. Devastating, life-threatening inundation of several subdivisions downstream of Saluda Dam is beginning. Floodwaters are beginning to reach the first-floor of several homes and subdivision roads are flooded, stranding many residents. Residents are urged to follow all guidance from Anderson, Greenville, and Pickens counties, actions to protect life should have been completed. Water rescues may be ongoing. Streamlevels are similar to those that occurred on September 9, 2004.
14 Moderate Flood Stage. Significant inundation of outbuildings, basements, and crawl spaces as well as subdivision roads is likely, stranding some residents. Residents next to the river should be completing actions to protect life, are urged to heed all guidance from Anderson, Greenville, and Pickens counties, and be prepared to evacuate to higher ground immediately.
13 Moderate Flood Stage. Significant inundation of adjacent wooded areas and other low-lying areas is increasing downstream of Saluda Dam. Floodwaters may begin inundating outbuildings, basements, and crawl spaces as well as subdivision roads. Residents next to the river should have completed property protection, closely monitor the forecast and guidance from Anderson, Greenville, and Pickens counties, and be prepared to evacuate to higher ground immediately.
9.5 Minor Flood Stage. Inundation of adjacent wooded areas and other low-lying areas is increasing downstream of Saluda Dam. Residents next to the river need to take precautions to protect property in the lowest elevations of their properties and closely monitor the forecast and follow guidance from Pickens and Greenville counties.
8 Action/Advisory Stage. Nuisance inundation of adjacent wooded areas and the lowest elevations of residential yards is ongoing.
7.5 The river may be approaching the lowest elevation of residential yards located on Riverview Circle and Riverview Drive in Greenville County.
6.5 The river may approach the lowest elevations of residential yards in Pickens County on Old Easley Bridge Rd in the 3900 to 4100 block.
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(1) staff gage looking downstream
(2) areal photo of gage location
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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.