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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Branch Potomac River near Springfield are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - near Petersburg Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 44.22 ft on 11/05/1985
(2) 34.98 ft on 09/07/1996
(3) 34.20 ft on 03/18/1936
(4) 29.85 ft on 06/18/1949
(5) 28.41 ft on 01/20/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.49 ft on 06/03/2018
(2) 19.44 ft on 04/17/2018
(3) 18.57 ft on 05/17/2014
(4) 16.79 ft on 05/09/2013
(5) 16.79 ft on 05/09/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.40 ft on 01/28/1956
(2) 0.40 ft on 07/30/1966
(3) 0.64 ft on 09/10/1965
(4) 0.97 ft on 09/11/1966
(5) 1.00 ft on 09/23/1967
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25 Most camphouses and a large portion of fields in the area are flooded.
19 Camphouses on the right downstream side of the river are flooded.
17 Water approaches camphouses downstream from the gage.
15 Milleson Mill Road (County Route 28/5) and Clarence Taylor Road (Route 3/7) begin to flood. Water covers a significant portion of meadowlands near the river. The boat launch ramp on the upstream right abutment of the bridge also floods.
11 The river begins to overflow the banks in a few low lying areas. Campers should move away from the river.
5 Hazardous conditions for recreation may exist.

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