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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 Brookneal are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 39.80 ft on 09/09/1987
(2) 37.47 ft on 09/19/1944
(3) 37.15 ft on 08/12/1928
(4) 35.00 ft on 06/23/1995
(5) 34.51 ft on 11/12/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 27.57 ft on 01/10/2024 (P)
(2) 17.66 ft on 07/16/2023 (P)
(3) 20.06 ft on 04/29/2023 (P)
(4) 20.08 ft on 12/05/2020
(5) 23.74 ft on 12/01/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 5.33 ft on 09/24/1963
(2) 5.40 ft on 09/12/1983
(3) 5.49 ft on 07/22/1985
(4) 5.49 ft on 01/11/1982
(5) 5.50 ft on 01/05/1981
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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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40 Base of Radio tower on Radio Road, and sewage treatment pond begin to flood.
32 Building #1 on Radio Road floods.
30 Lower or southeast end of Radio Road floods.
28 Brookneal Fish Hatchery pond furthest downstream begins to flood.
23 Low-lying fields and woods are flooded.
(1) Raonoke R. at Brookneal - DS from Rte 501 bridge-stage11.75ft - 2/19/2016
(2) Raonoke R. at Brookneal - US from Rte 501 bridge-stage11.75ft - 2/19/2016

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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 48 hours.

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