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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Broad River in NC/SC near Blacksburg are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 21.92 ft on 09/08/2004
(2) 21.06 ft on 03/20/2003
(3) 19.75 ft on 05/06/2013
(4) 18.31 ft on 01/25/2010
(5) 17.67 ft on 10/08/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.86 ft on 12/29/2013
(2) 12.80 ft on 12/23/2013
(3) 11.14 ft on 11/27/2013
(4) 19.75 ft on 05/06/2013
(5) 15.09 ft on 01/18/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.10 ft on 09/16/1999
(2) 1.77 ft on 06/09/2008
(3) 1.82 ft on 08/12/2002
(4) 1.83 ft on 08/12/2008
(5) 1.83 ft on 08/22/2007
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32 Major Flooding continues. The Broad River may be reaching the Highway 18 bridge adjacent to the streamgauge site.
25 Major Flood Stage. Record flooding is ongoing.
24 Moderate Flooding continues. The Broad River may be significantly restricting operations at Lockhart Dam and may be overtopping Cherokee Falls Dam.
22 Moderate Flood Stage. The Broad River is at levels similar to those that occurred in September 2004 due to Hurricane Frances.
20 Minor Flooding continues. The Cherokee Falls Hydro Project operations may be impacted by excessively high flows. Floodwaters may be impacting access to the Cherokee Falls powerhouse and inundating residential yards adjacent to the river.
19.5 Minor Flooding continues. Several secondary roads near the river may be inundated.
18 Minor Flooding continues. The Broad River may be approaching Wolf Den Rd. Floodwaters may be inundating Little Hope Rd. and River Rd. Floodwaters at this level will be similar to levels that occurred on October 8th, 2005.
16 Minor Flood Stage. The Broad River may be flooding River Rd. and Little Hope Rd. near US 29. Farmland flooding is continuing adjacent to the river. Floodwaters at this level will be similar to levels that occurred on July 8th, 2005.
15 Action Stage Flooding continues. The Broad River may be approaching River Rd. and Little Hope Rd. near US 29. Adjacent farmland and low-lying area flooding is continuing.
14 Action Stage Flooding continues. At this level, minor flooding of low-lying farmland along the river may be ongoing. Areas along Buffalo Breek may be beginning to flood due to backwater effects.
13 Action Stage. The Broad River may be overflowing its banks and flooding adjacent low-lying areas.
Photos
(1) Broad River looking downstream of gage
(2) Broad River looking upstream of gage

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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
3 Day (SREF) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
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Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 48 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics.

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Ensemble Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) Hydrographs for this site are now available at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/mmefs/serfc/SREF/html/BBGS1.html
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