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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Tar River at NC97 In Rocky Mount are issued routinely year-round.
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Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 21
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 31.66 ft on 09/17/1999
(2) 28.73 ft on 10/10/2016
(3) 25.88 ft on 09/12/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.19 ft on 09/18/2018
(2) 25.76 ft on 04/26/2017
(3) 28.73 ft on 10/10/2016
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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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31.66 This is the flood of record, set after hurricane Floyd on September 17, 1999.
28 The section of NC97 north of the river floods to about the intersection with US64.
27 Spruce Street at NC97 is flooded.
26 East Virginia Street floods east of the wastewater plant.
25 The on-ramps to US64 at NC97 begin to flood.
23 Several streets west of business US301 are flooded, including E Ridge Street and Melton Drive.
21 Flood stage. Flooding reaches Melton Drive and E Ridge Street.
18 Action stage. Water begins flowing into the city sewer system.
Photos
(1) ROKN7 Gage Site on the Downstream Left Bank below the Atlantic Avenue (NC97) Bridge
(2) ROKN7 Facing Downstream from the Atlantic Avenue (NC97) Bridge
(3) ROKN7 Facing Upstream from the Atlantic Avenue (NC97) Bridge

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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
3 Day (SREF) 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 48 hours.

See the Product Description Document link for more details on the interpretation of the 3,7 day graphics.

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