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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Neuse River at Kinston are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.31 ft on 10/14/2016
(2) 27.71 ft on 09/23/1999
(3) 25.78 ft on 09/21/2018
(4) 25.00 ft on 07/24/1919
(5) 24.70 ft on 10/01/1924
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.51 ft on 11/20/2020
(2) 13.92 ft on 09/11/2019
(3) 25.78 ft on 09/21/2018
(4) 21.47 ft on 05/03/2017
(5) 28.31 ft on 10/14/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.46 ft on 10/24/1996
(2) 1.90 ft on 10/07/1951
(3) 2.50 ft on 09/08/1944
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27 Catastrophic flooding. Comparable to the floods from Hurricanes Matthew and Floyd. All major roads on the south side of Kinston are flooded. Numerous businesses and homes have significant inundation. Most creeks in Lenoir County are backed up and cause widespread flooding, with many homes and businesses inundated.
25 Devastating flooding. Countless homes and businesses are flooded mostly south of the river in Lenoir county. Water floods the intersection of Highway 258 and 70, as well as most of the businesses on this stretch of road south of Kinston. All major highways on the south side of Kinston are impassible, especially Highways 70 and 11. East of Kinston, Highway 55 is impassable at low spots around the bridge with some homes flooded.
23 Many homes and businesses on the south side of the river from Seven Springs to Kinston are flooded. Highway 11 and numerous secondary roads are impassable. Water floods the Rivermont area.
21 Some homes and businesses southeast of Kinston are flooded. Water floods several secondary roads southeast of Kinston as well as Highway 11. Small streams across Lenoir, southern Pitt and northern Craven Counties flood secondary roads and may affect some homes.
18 Widespread lowland flooding adjacent to the river. Water approaches some secondary roads over the southeast sections of Kinston. Campgrounds and picnic areas at the Nature Center in Kinston are inundated.
16 Flooding of the campground at the Nature Center is expected. Water encroaches onto other properties along the south side of the river.
14 Water overflows into lowlands adjacent to the river. Water access docks are also affected.

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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
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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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