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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the French Broad River Blantyre are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Fletcher
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.10 ft on 07/16/1916
(2) 25.81 ft on 09/09/2004
(3) 25.50 ft on 10/04/1964
(4) 23.81 ft on 08/18/1994
(5) 23.00 ft on 08/13/1994
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.70 ft on 12/29/2018
(2) 18.43 ft on 05/18/2018 (P)
(3) 17.96 ft on 02/13/2018
(4) 15.73 ft on 04/24/2017
(5) 16.26 ft on 02/25/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.77 ft on 09/18/1924
(2) 1.83 ft on 09/02/1925
(3) 2.36 ft on 10/11/1954
(4) 3.60 ft on 09/13/2002
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31 Record Flooding continues. The bridge at Grove Bridge Rd. and the adjacent gauge site will be inundated.
27.1 Record Flood Stage. At this level, floodwaters are likely impacting nearby homes and commercial buildings.
25.5 Major Flooding continues. Floodwater levels will be similar to levels that occurred on September 9 , 2004 with Hurricane Frances.
23 Major Flood Stage. Significant flooding of secondary roads is likely ongoing. Floodwaters may be inundating portions of US 64. Homes and commercial buildings within the vicinity of US 64 and adjacent secondary roads may be threatened by approaching or rising floodwaters. Floodwaters will reach levels similar to 1994 with Tropical Storm Beryl.
21 Moderate Flooding continues. Significant flooding of farmland along the French Broad River is ongoing. Floodwaters are inundating River Rd. and Big Willow Rd. and are likely threatening other roads in the local area including Grove Bridge Rd., Pleasant Grove Rd. and Tally Rd. Floodwaters will be approaching levels similar to levels reached on September 22, 2009.
20 Moderate Flooding continues. Significant flooding of farmland along the French Broad River is ongoing. Floodwaters may begin inundating the trailer park on River Ridge Rd. and may be impacting some buildings along US 64 north of Grove Bridge Rd.
19 Moderate Flood Stage. The French Broad River may be overtopping the railroad tracks and floodwaters may be threatening a trailer park on River Ridge Rd. Floodwaters may be approaching buildings north of Grove Bridge Road along US 64. Parts of River Road, Pleasant Grove Rd., Butler Bridge Rd. and Big Willow Rd. are likely flooding. Associated tributaries, including Little River, are likely flooding due to high water levels on the French Broad River.
18 Minor Flooding continues. Widespread farmland flooding between the French Broad River and the railroad tracks is ongoing. The river may be overtopping the railroad tracks near Fodderstack Mountain Rd. and River Ridge Rd. The intersection of River Rd. and Big Willow Rd. is inundated with several inches of water.
17 Minor Flooding continues. Floodwaters continue to inundate farmland between the French Broad River and the railroad tracks. Floodwaters may start to inundate the shoulders of River Road near the Big Willow Road intersection. Floodwaters continue to impact boat access areas at Grove Bridge Rd. and Crab Creek Rd.
16 Minor Flood Stage. Farmland flooding continues on both sides of the French Broad River. Floodwaters begin to impact boat access areas at Grove Bridge Rd. and Crab Creek Rd.
15 Action Stage. Most farm fields are flooding between the French Broad River and Brevard Rd. and between the French Broad River and Pleasant Grove Rd.
Photos
(1) gage site at Blantyre NC
(2) looking upstream on French Broad River
(3) looking downstream on French Broad River

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Expermental Ensemble Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) Hydrographs for this site are now available at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/crh/rfc/RFCoutputMap.php?gph=P&lid=BLAN7&hsa=GSP&rfc=lmrfc (best view with FireFox software)
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