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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cape Fear River at Lillington are issued routinely year-round.
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Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 33.19 ft on 09/19/1945
(2) 27.55 ft on 10/02/1929
(3) 21.27 ft on 09/18/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.61 ft on 02/09/2020
(2) 15.56 ft on 11/16/2018
(3) 17.98 ft on 11/14/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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34 Water reaches the road surface of the northbound 421 bridge.
30 Water reaches the base of the northbound Highway 421 bridge.
27 Flooding reaches Mermaid Point Restaurant on the south bank.
19 The storm drains on the north bank are inundated and water reaches the water treatment plant. Homes on Riverside Hills Drive are flooded.
17 Water threatens homes upstream on Riverside Hills Drive.
14 Minor flood stage - the boat launch ramp and wooden deck at Mermaid Point Restaurant are flooded.
13 Action stage. The river is at bankfull.
Photos
(1) Right bank facing north
(2) Highway 421 bridge

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

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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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