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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Pigeon River (NC) at Canton are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Newport
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.80 ft on 09/17/2004
(2) 20.75 ft on 08/30/1940
(3) 20.70 ft on 09/08/2004
(4) 19.60 ft on 08/18/2021
(5) 18.30 ft on 06/15/1876
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.60 ft on 08/18/2021
(2) 11.98 ft on 04/13/2020
(3) 9.94 ft on 04/19/2019
(4) 9.83 ft on 10/23/2017
(5) 8.05 ft on 01/23/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.30 ft on 12/24/1943
(2) 0.75 ft on 09/03/1930
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22.8 Major flooding of areas along the Pigeon River. Floodwater levels will be similar to the levels that occurred on September 17, 2004.
20.7 Major flooding of areas along the Pigeon River. Floodwater levels will be similar to the levels that occurred on September 8, 2004.
18 US Highway 19 and 23 may be flooded and closed in Clyde.
17.5 Several bridges in Canton and Fibreville may be closed.
17 At this level some low-lying areas on the left bank near the Champion Paper Company will begin to flood.
16 Homes and businesses between the Pigeon River and Hyder Mountain and Thicketty Roads may be flooded.
15.5 Homes in Fibreville and Clyde near the Pigeon River may be flooded.
14.5 Businesses in Canton near the river may begin to flood.
14 Some homes and businesses along Sorrells, Waters, and Penland Streets may begin to flood.
12.5 A trailer park near Old Highway 19 and 23 outside of Clyde may flood. Residential yards along Richland, Hyatt, and Allens Creeks will be in danger of flooding, due to runoff and back water from the Pigeon River.
12 At this level Champion Paper Company may need to take preventative flood action at the plant. Areas on the right bank of the river near Canton will begin to flood. This may include residential yards on Fiberville Road and parts of Valley, North, and Conley Streets.
11 The river will overflow its banks and start to flood low-lying areas in Clyde.
10 Water may approach the yards of some homes on and near Fiberville Road.
9 Water may begin to flood parts of Vance Street closest to the river and some parts of Fiberville Road.
3.5 3.5 inch in 24 hrs basin avg rain caused a 5.5 ft rise
(1) River Gage at Canton
(2) Looking upstream from gage
(3) Looking downstream from gage

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