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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Dan River at South Boston 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: 34
Moderate Flood Stage: 29
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 33.37 ft on 06/24/1972
(2) 33.22 ft on 09/08/1996
(3) 32.57 ft on 04/18/1987
(4) 31.80 ft on 08/16/1940
(5) 31.47 ft on 04/28/1978
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.27 ft on 03/20/2021 (P)
(2) 23.99 ft on 02/17/2021
(3) 22.25 ft on 02/15/2021
(4) 20.03 ft on 12/06/2020
(5) 23.60 ft on 12/02/2020
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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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32 Flooding closes intersection of Routes 501 and 58.
29.5 Route 501 begins to flood and number of businesses in the Riverdale area are affected.
29 A number of businesses in the Riverdale area are affected.
27 Water approaches route 501.
19 Flooding begins in low-lying agricultural land and woods.

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