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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Meherrin River at Emporia are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - near Lawrenceville Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 31.50 ft on 08/17/1940
(2) 28.00 ft on 08/28/1908
(3) 27.38 ft on 10/08/1972
(4) 26.62 ft on 04/29/1978
(5) 26.59 ft on 10/26/1971
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.09 ft on 01/12/2024 (P)
(2) 18.55 ft on 12/29/2023 (P)
(3) 18.92 ft on 12/19/2023 (P)
(4) 17.83 ft on 04/30/2023 (P)
(5) 13.06 ft on 12/24/2022 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.13 ft on 07/17/2002
(2) 1.30 ft on 08/30/2007
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36.1 River stage sensor operating limit
34 Water begins to flow across the Hicksford Ave Bridge.
33.5 Water reaches the intersection of Center St and High St.
30 Water reaches the entrance to Meherrin River Park along Hicksford Ave.
25 Homes on Center St between Cleveland Ave and Monroe St are inundated.  Homes along Meherrin Park Rd begin to flood.
24 Portions of Center St begin to flood and some residential areas are threatened.
23 Flood waters infiltrate sewer system. The parking lot next to the ball fields in EGRA Park begins to flood.
20 Water reaches the top of the boat ramp in the Meherrin River Park/EGRA Park.
19 Water covers the walking bridge in the Meherrin River Park.
16 Meherrin River Park and Veterans Memorial Park are closed to public access.
15 Water begins to cover portions of the walking trail in the Meherrin River Park.
13 Cautionary stage. Water begins to overflow the banks in the Meherrin River Park.

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 Day (HEFS) 10 Day (NAEFS) 10 Day (GEFS)
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 7,10 day graphics.

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