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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Haw River at Haw River are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Bynum
Zoom Level:17
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 32.83 ft on 09/06/1996
(2) 31.10 ft on 09/18/1945
(3) 27.89 ft on 09/26/1947
(4) 27.37 ft on 04/16/1987
(5) 26.50 ft on 06/29/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.64 ft on 02/07/2020
(2) 18.54 ft on 11/16/2018
(3) 25.62 ft on 11/13/2018
(4) 23.28 ft on 10/13/2018
(5) 26.27 ft on 09/17/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.92 ft on 09/05/1930
(2) 1.12 ft on 07/05/1986
(3) 1.27 ft on 10/07/1986
(4) 1.35 ft on 07/20/1985
(5) 1.54 ft on 09/09/1984
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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30 A mill on the left bank begins to flood.
28 Flood waters reach the bottom of the bridge across I40.
27 Major flooding begins. The town of Haw River begins to flood.
26 Trailer homes adjacent to the river and the water treatment plant flood. Evacuations may be necessary.
25.5 The water treatment plant building floods.
23 Moderate flooding begins. Flooding reaches the base of the water treatment plant building. There is also significant flooding of the Red Slide Park upstream of the Main St. Bridge, and Lang St will be impassable
20 There is significant overflow on the right bank opposite the water treatment plant. Water also reaches the Red Slide Park upstream of the Main St. Bridge.
18 Minor flooding begins. Overflow begins on both banks at the water treatment plant.
(1) Haw River at Haw River Gauge Site
(2) Haw River at Haw River Looking Downstream

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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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