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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Edisto River near Givhans Ferry are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.50 ft on 02/01/1925
(2) 17.28 ft on 09/21/1945
(3) 17.00 ft on 08/01/1904
(4) 16.06 ft on 10/08/2015
(5) 15.84 ft on 06/14/1973
(6) 15.70 ft on 09/11/1928
(7) 15.54 ft on 01/16/1993
(8) 15.51 ft on 09/09/1979
(9) 15.50 ft on 09/01/1924
(10) 15.14 ft on 10/21/1964
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.26 ft on 09/04/2023
(2) 10.71 ft on 06/29/2023
(3) 12.04 ft on 02/18/2023
(4) 11.20 ft on 02/05/2023
(5) 11.20 ft on 04/14/2022
(6) 10.00 ft on 01/11/2022
(7) 15.12 ft on 02/20/2021
(8) 10.24 ft on 02/08/2021
(9) 10.84 ft on 01/12/2021
(10) 11.31 ft on 09/27/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.56 ft on 08/17/2002
(2) 0.57 ft on 09/19/2011
(3) 0.62 ft on 07/26/2011
(4) 0.70 ft on 07/09/2012
(5) 0.79 ft on 06/20/2002
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15 major flooding occurs as the entire flood plain is inundated from Canadys to Highway 17. Extensive damage occurs to homes and cabins throughout this area and most river access roads are impassable. Flooding will also impede travel as portions of major roadways are closed to traffic including Parkers Ferry Road, Camp Buddy Road, and Wire Road.
14.2 numerous homes along Happiness Lane are flooded. Water covers most of Hideaway Lane.
13 some homes near the end of Happiness Lane are flooded. Most homes and cabins along the river between Canadys and Norman Landing are accessible only by boat. Flooding will also impact portions of Parkers Ferry Road.
12.5 lower portions of Hideaway Lane flood. Water also covers the driveways in the Harts Bluff community.
12 most homes on Happiness Lane are accessible only by boat. Flooding also occurs along roadways south of Highway 17 Alternate including Martins Landing Road.
11 Weeks Landing in Canadys is not accessible.
10 water affects the ends of numerous river access roads including Happiness Lane, Canon Road, Cardinal Lane, Huckleberry Hill Lane, and Gator Walk.
(1) Downstream view of the Edisto from the HW-61 bridge. River was at 16.03 feet.
(2) Downstream view of the Edisto from the HW-61 bridge. River was at 7.7 feet.
(3) Upstream view of the Edisto from the HW-61 bridge. River was at 16.03 feet.
(4) View of gauge from HW-61 bridge looking downstream. River was at 7.7 feet.
(5) View of gauge conduit and HW-61 bridge from left bank. River is at 7.7 feet.

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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
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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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