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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Pee Dee River at Cheraw are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 42
Moderate Flood Stage: 36
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 50.40 ft on 09/19/1945
(2) 47.20 ft on 08/27/1908
(3) 46.60 ft on 09/18/2018
(4) 45.50 ft on 01/01/1864
(5) 44.90 ft on 09/20/1928
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.71 ft on 06/24/2023
(2) 24.36 ft on 05/01/2023
(3) 30.88 ft on 02/13/2023
(4) 24.20 ft on 01/27/2023
(5) 18.61 ft on 01/06/2023
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.10 ft on 04/30/1934
(2) 0.05 ft on 04/15/1996
(3) 0.46 ft on 08/05/1998
(4) 0.54 ft on 11/07/1993
(5) 0.72 ft on 11/11/1997
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55 Extensive damage occurs in small communities downstream from Cheraw.
50 Extensive flooding of farmland around and downstream from Cheraw is expected.
42 Secondary roads downstream from Cheraw begin to flood.
40 Potential loss of livestock and farm equipment in river bottomland near Cheraw is possible.
36 Extensive overflow of the left bank will occur and large areas of farmland near Cheraw will be flooded. Livestock and farm equipment should be moved to higher ground.
35 Southeast of Wallace, Old River Road between Community Road and Highway 912 will become flooded and may need to be closed.
33 Southeast of Wallace, water spreads onto Old River Road between Community Road and Highway 912.
30 The higher bank begins to flood. Large areas of farmland and river bottomland near Cheraw will be flooded. Portions of Riverside Park become flooded.
20 River bottomland downstream from cheraw will begin to flood.
(1) Great Pee Dee River looking downstream toward the CSX Railroad Bridge.
(2) Looking upstream on the Great Pee Dee River from the U.S. Hwy. 1 bridge.

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

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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.

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Data courtesy of the United States Geological Survey and SC Department of Transportation.
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