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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South River at Waynesboro near Lyndhurst Road are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 9.5
Action Stage: 7.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 15.30 ft on 11/04/1985
(2) 15.27 ft on 08/20/1969
(3) 14.30 ft on 10/15/1942
(4) 14.25 ft on 06/21/1972
(5) 13.95 ft on 08/18/1955
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.92 ft on 09/17/2018
(2) 11.38 ft on 04/16/2011
(3) 10.01 ft on 01/25/2010
(4) 8.68 ft on 10/07/2006
(5) 10.54 ft on 11/29/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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18 A large portion of downtown Waynesboro is flooded, including water over several bridges in town and many feet of water flooding areas between Meadowbrook Road and Fifth Street.
13 Numerous homes and businesses in Waynesboro are flooded, along with many roads.
11 Significant portions of downtown Waynesboro are flooded.
10 Portions of the Club Court neighborhood, Rife Road, and Shore Road, along with nearby homes, are flooded. Water also reaches low lying areas of downtown Waynesboro.
9.5 Portions of the Club Court neighborhood begin to flood.
9 Low portions of Meadowbrook Road and Arch Avenue begin to flood.
6 Water begins to overflow the banks into low lying areas.

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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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