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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 Boiling Springs are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.30 ft on 08/16/1928
(2) 22.10 ft on 08/14/1940
(3) 18.23 ft on 10/05/1964
(4) 18.23 ft on 02/07/2020
(5) 17.48 ft on 09/09/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.23 ft on 02/07/2020
(2) 11.48 ft on 10/11/2018
(3) 12.46 ft on 05/31/2018
(4) 6.08 ft on 04/24/2017
(5) 11.29 ft on 12/29/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.38 ft on 09/10/1925
(2) 0.80 ft on 07/23/1926
(3) 0.88 ft on 10/27/1931
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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24.3 Record Flood Stage. The Broad River has reached the maximum level of record, last achieved on August 16th, 1928.
20 Major Flood Stage. The Broad River has reached levels similar to those seen in August 1940. Devastating flooding of numerous homes near the river within the Abe's Mountain vicinity is likely underway. Significant and record-level floodwaters are inundating lower elevation trails and picnic areas of the Broad River Greenway.
17.5 Moderate Flooding continues. The Broad River is approaching levels similar to levels reached on September 9th, 2004 during Hurricane Frances. Significant first-floor flooding of several homes between Abe's Mountain Rd. and the river is ongoing with residents already evacuated. Significant floodwaters are inundating lower elevation trails and picnic areas of the Broad River Greenway.
16 Moderate Flooding continues. The Broad River is likely inundating the first floor of several homes between Abe's Mountain Rd. and the river, including homes located along Waterway Dr. Evacuations are likely well underway. The Broad River has reached levels not seen since March 1975.
15 Moderate Flooding continues. Precautionary evacuations may be underway for residents within the Abe's Mountain vicinity, including perhaps residents along Whelchel Rd. and the Number 1 Township area as floodwaters approach the first floor of several homes. Backwater effects may be causing additional flooding along smaller tributaries.
14 Moderate Flood Stage. Broad River floodwaters may be inundating the foundations of homes located between Abe's Mountain Rd. and the river and threatening residential first floors. Low-lying roads near the vicinity of Abe's Mountain may be inundated by floodwaters. The Broad River Greenway is experiencing flooding of low-elevation trails and picnic areas along the river. Floodwaters may be impacting local campgrounds near the river as well.
12 Minor Flood Stage. Broad River floodwaters may be approaching the base of residential home foundations between Abe's Mountain Rd. and the river.
10 Action Stage. The Broad River is beginning to flood residential yards located off of Abe's Mountain Rd.
Photos
(1) looking downstream
(2) looking upstream
(3) gage house

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Level (Ensemble) Hydrographs
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels Over the Next 10 Days
Hydrologic Ensemble Forecast Service (HEFS) North American Ensemble Forecast System (NAEFS) Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS)
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Note: The hydrograph at the top of the page is the official NWS forecast for this location based on 48 hours of forecasted rainfall. The ensemble hydrographs shown here are used to assess the range of possible river levels and likelihood of river flooding over the next 10 days using dozens of model-derived, 10-day rainfall forecasts.

See the Product Description Document link for more information on the Meteorological Model-based Ensemble Forecasting System (MMEFS) which produces the ensemble hydrographs above.

Clicking on each ensemble hydrograph enlarges the graph and takes you to the MMEFS website for additional guidance.

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