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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Roanoke River at Williamston 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: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.50 ft on 08/22/1940
(2) 17.80 ft on 03/15/1912
(3) 15.00 ft on 09/26/1945
(4) 13.10 ft on 02/22/1948
(5) 13.01 ft on 09/18/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.34 ft on 11/28/2020
(2) 12.37 ft on 12/01/2018
(3) 12.10 ft on 05/14/2017
(4) 11.61 ft on 10/14/2016
(5) 11.40 ft on 07/17/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.80 ft on 09/08/1932
(2) 2.20 ft on 11/07/1953
(3) 3.10 ft on 09/24/1948
(4) 3.50 ft on 12/02/1958
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17 Homes north and south of Williamston are flooded. Secondary roads adjacent to the river are under water and impassable.
15 Many secondary roads near the river are flooded. Thousands of acres of farmland are flooded.
13 Many acres of farmland are flooded. Water will begin to reach some secondary roads near the river.
12 Widespread low land flooding is expected adjacent to the river. Operations at the water treatment plant in Williamston are impacted by water.

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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) 10 Day (NAEFS) 10 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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