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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Fork Shenandoah River at Luray are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 26.95 ft on 09/07/1996
(2) 26.72 ft on 11/05/1985
(3) 25.70 ft on 10/16/1942
(4) 25.40 ft on 10/01/1896
(5) 23.60 ft on 03/18/1936
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.37 ft on 12/21/2018
(2) 14.53 ft on 09/29/2018
(3) 17.63 ft on 09/18/2018
(4) 15.20 ft on 06/03/2018
(5) 13.46 ft on 05/16/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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25 Numerous homes, buildings, and roads are flooded along the river west and southwest of Luray, along with many acres of farmland.
20 Water approaches homes and buildings south of Luray. Backyards of homes at the lower end of Egypt Bend Estates are flooded, and much of Ganders Drive and Kaufmann Mill Road are flooded.
17 Water covers the entire parking area at the Bixlers Ferry boat launch.
16 Portions of Kaufmann Mill Road, Ganders Drive, and Egypt Bend Road begin to flood.
14 Water covers yards and fields near the river southwest of Luray.
13 Water reaches the top of the boat ramp under the Route 211 bridge.
11 Water reaches the top of the boat ramp at Bixlers Ferry.

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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)
HEFS Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble GEFS Ensemble

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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