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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Goose Creek near Leesburg are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.59 ft on 06/22/1972
(2) 29.00 ft on 06/01/1889
(3) 26.86 ft on 08/26/1937
(4) 25.74 ft on 10/09/1976
(5) 23.32 ft on 09/23/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.17 ft on 03/22/2019
(2) 14.75 ft on 12/16/2018
(3) 12.60 ft on 09/28/2018
(4) 11.50 ft on 02/04/2016
(5) 12.15 ft on 09/30/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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23 Highway 15, Evergreen Mills Road, and Lime Kiln Road are all flooded. Tributary flooding strands residents near Oatlands Mill.
20 Highway 15 is flooded south of Leesburg.
18 Water threatens several homes south of Leesburg. Highway 15 will likely have to be closed.
16 Water reaches Highway 15 near the intersection with Oatlands Mill Road.
15 Water approaches a home near Highway 15 south of Leesburg.
14 Water approaches low spots along State Route 733, Lime Kiln Road. Water is in the backyards of homes near Highway 15, and reaches the underside of two low bridges over the creek at Crooked Bridge Lane.
13 Water reaches backyards near Highway 15 south of Leesburg. A low spot on State Route 650, Oatlands Road, is flooded.
12 The creek overflows its banks near Oatlands, south of Leesburg. Backwater flooding begins to affect a low spot on State Route 650, Oatlands Road.
11 The creek reaches bankfull. Some minor overbank flooding is occurring between Middleburg and Oatlands.
10 Water begins to overflow the banks near Evergreen Mill into nearby fields.

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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
10 Day (HEFS) 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 72 hours.

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