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Neuse River at Kinston, NC (KINN7)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

40.0*30.3*
39.5*29.8*
39.0*29.3*
38.5*28.8*
Record Crest: 28.31 ft
38.0*28.3*
37.5*27.8*
37.027.3
36.526.8
36.026.3
35.525.8
35.025.3
34.524.8
34.024.3
33.523.8
33.023.3
32.522.8
32.022.3
31.521.8
31.021.3

Major Flooding Begins

30.520.8
30.020.3
29.519.8
29.019.3
28.518.8
28.018.3

Moderate Flooding Begins

27.517.8
27.017.3
26.516.8
26.016.3
25.515.8

Minor Flooding Begins


Near Flooding Begins


Below Flooding Begins

* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Newport/Morehead City, NC Southeast River Forecast Center
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6.9 ft at 08/18/2019 08:15:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.31 ft on 10/14/2016
(2) 27.71 ft on 09/23/1999
(3) 25.78 ft on 09/21/2018
(4) 25.00 ft on 07/24/1919
(5) 23.30 ft on 09/17/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.78 ft on 09/21/2018
(2) 21.47 ft on 05/03/2017
(3) 28.31 ft on 10/14/2016
(4) 14.53 ft on 03/15/2014
(5) 13.93 ft on 02/27/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.46 ft on 10/24/1996
(2) 1.90 ft on 10/07/1951
(3) 2.50 ft on 09/08/1944

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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27 Catastrophic flooding. Comparable to the floods from Hurricanes Matthew and Floyd. All major roads on the south side of Kinston are flooded. Numerous businesses and homes have significant inundation. Most creeks in Lenoir County are backed up and cause widespread flooding, with many homes and businesses inundated.
25 Devastating flooding. Countless homes and businesses are flooded mostly south of the river in Lenoir county. Water floods the intersection of Highway 258 and 70, as well as most of the businesses on this stretch of road south of Kinston. All major highways on the south side of Kinston are impassible, especially Highways 70 and 11. East of Kinston, Highway 55 is impassable at low spots around the bridge with some homes flooded.
23 Many homes and businesses on the south side of the river from Seven Springs to Kinston are flooded. Highway 11 and numerous secondary roads are impassable. Water floods the Rivermont area.
21 Some homes and businesses southeast of Kinston are flooded. Water floods several secondary roads southeast of Kinston as well as Highway 11. Small streams across Lenoir, southern Pitt and northern Craven Counties flood secondary roads and may affect some homes.
18 Widespread lowland flooding adjacent to the river. Water approaches some secondary roads over the southeast sections of Kinston. Campgrounds and picnic areas at the Nature Center in Kinston are inundated.
16 Flooding of the campground at the Nature Center is expected. Water encroaches onto other properties along the south side of the river.
14 Water overflows into lowlands adjacent to the river. Water access docks are also affected.
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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.