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Tar River at Greenville, NC (PGVN7)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

Record Crest: 29.74 ft
26.029.5
25.028.5
24.027.5
23.026.5
22.025.5
21.024.5
20.023.5
19.022.5
18.021.5
17.020.5
16.019.5

Major Flooding Begins

15.018.5
14.017.5

Moderate Flooding Begins

13.016.5
12.015.5
11.014.5
10.013.5

Minor Flooding Begins

9.012.5

Near Flooding Begins

8.011.5
7.010.5
6.09.5
* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Newport/Morehead City, NC Southeast River Forecast Center
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4.0 ft at 11/23/2017 14:00:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 29.74 ft on 09/21/1999
(2) 24.50 ft on 07/28/1919
(3) 24.46 ft on 10/14/2016
(4) 22.20 ft on 08/22/1940
(5) 19.70 ft on 03/14/1958
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.28 ft on 05/03/2017
(2) 24.46 ft on 10/14/2016
(3) 13.18 ft on 03/14/2014
(4) 13.38 ft on 07/08/2013
(5) 9.55 ft on 08/29/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.80 ft on 07/03/1971
(2) 1.00 ft on 12/26/1965
(3) 1.80 ft on 11/02/1963

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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30 Devastating flooding similar to Hurricane Floyd. Numerous homes adjacent to the river in the city of Greenville are inundated. All roads in and around Greenville are flooded and impassable. Tributaries back up and flood homes, businesses, and roads in areas that are miles away from the river.
24 Widespread flooding for all areas adjacent to the river and tributaries. Water floods the Pitt-Greenville Airport and terminal. Many homes and apartments north of First Street in Greenville are flooded. Some major roads around the city of Greenville are impassable.
22 Water overflows into the city of Greenville. Several secondary roads are also flooded. Some homes along the river are inundated. Water floods many student housing developments along the south side of the river. Homes and businesses are inundated along Mumford Road. Numerous tributaries flood roads that are miles away from the river.
20 Water floods several homes near the river. Water overflows into the town commons and adjacent areas in the city of Greenville. Many acres of farmland flooded.
19 Secondary roads adjacent to the river are flooded. inundates portions of Pitt-Greenville Airport. Water reaches a few homes near the river. Most of River Drive, in Greenville, floods along with the streets in Riverwalk Townhomes.
17 Water inundates some secondary roads near the river. Much of River Park North is flooded. Water approaches and surrounds homes at the east end of River Drive in Greenville.
16 Widespread low land flooding adjacent to the river. Some farmland flooded across Pitt County.
13 Minor flooding of low lying areas adjacent to the river can be expected.
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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.