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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 Altavista are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Brookneal
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 40.08 ft on 08/15/1940
(2) 34.45 ft on 09/08/1987
(3) 31.27 ft on 10/20/1937
(4) 31.23 ft on 10/16/1954
(5) 31.10 ft on 09/19/1944
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.76 ft on 02/23/2019
(2) 17.53 ft on 05/25/2017 (P)
(3) 14.40 ft on 10/01/2016
(4) 15.95 ft on 02/04/2016
(5) 15.48 ft on 11/10/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.53 ft on 01/02/1977
(2) 1.59 ft on 01/10/1982
(3) 1.61 ft on 09/11/1983
(4) 1.68 ft on 06/18/1981
(5) 1.75 ft on 01/19/1976
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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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42.2 Old Lane Furntiure main plant flooded.
32.9 Town's filtration plant flooded.
32 Old lane furniture warehouse flooded.
29 Low spots in and around altavista begin to flood.
27.9 Filtration plant at hurt begins to flood.
23 Minor lowland flooding.
18 Water begins to flood lowland pastures/farmlands.

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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)
SREF Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble GEFS Ensemble

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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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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