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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Tuckasegee River at Bryson City are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 13.5
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 15.96 ft on 08/30/1940
(2) 14.25 ft on 03/28/1994
(3) 14.20 ft on 03/18/1999
(4) 14.00 ft on 11/19/1906
(5) 14.00 ft on 02/12/1900
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.38 ft on 02/06/2020 (P)
(2) 11.61 ft on 04/19/2019
(3) 9.96 ft on 02/11/2018
(4) 7.31 ft on 04/24/2017
(5) 8.49 ft on 12/29/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.48 ft on 09/10/1925
(2) 1.46 ft on 10/06/1986
(3) 1.47 ft on 10/04/2007
(4) 1.52 ft on 10/17/2001
(5) 1.56 ft on 11/03/2001
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17 Expect near record flooding of Bryson City.
16 Everett Street and Slope Street bridges will be closed due to high water.
15 High water levels on the Tuckaseegee River will cause backwater effects along Deep Creek. The Deep Creek Campground and bridge may be shut down due to flooding. Further flooding of buildings in town will occur.
13.5 Stores along Gibson and Island streets will be flooded. Floodwater levels will be similar to the flooding that occurred on September 17, 2004.
12 Businesses near Everett Street and along Island and Carringer Streets will flood. In Whittier, businesses along the river may have water in their loading docks.
11 The river will overflow its banks in the park downtown, and low lying areas along Island and Collins Streets will begin to flood. Toot Hollow Branch that flows into the river will likely overflow its banks and flood areas along the branch especially along Waters Street. Bear Hunter Campground will experience more significant flooding.
10 Low lying areas between Bryson Walk and the river will flood. Upstream between Main Street and the river, low lying areas including parts of the Bear Hunter Campground will flood.
9 River will overflow its banks and will begin to move into the Bear Hunter Campground near Bryson City.
3.5 3.5 to 4 inch in 12 hrs caused flooding along toot hollow branch and bryson branch especially along waters street. The tuckasegee river to rise from 2.29 to 9.11 ft.
1.4 1.4 inch in one hour here and just south of the city on jenkins branch will likely cause flooding. +
(1) gage site at Byron City on Tuckasegee river
(2) looking upstream on Tuckasegee River
(3) looking downstream on Tuckasegee River

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