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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Dan River near Wentworth are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at STP near Danville
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 19
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 31.60 ft on 06/22/1972
(2) 28.39 ft on 02/07/2020
(3) 28.12 ft on 09/23/1979
(4) 27.78 ft on 09/18/1945
(5) 27.62 ft on 11/13/2020
(6) 26.91 ft on 03/21/2003
(7) 26.90 ft on 08/15/1940
(8) 26.58 ft on 03/02/1987
(9) 26.50 ft on 05/22/2020
(10) 25.56 ft on 08/19/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.39 ft on 12/23/2022 (P)
(2) 17.69 ft on 02/16/2021
(3) 17.70 ft on 12/01/2020
(4) 27.62 ft on 11/13/2020
(5) 19.05 ft on 10/30/2020
(6) 26.50 ft on 05/22/2020
(7) 28.39 ft on 02/07/2020
(8) 22.63 ft on 02/24/2019
(9) 17.18 ft on 12/16/2018
(10) 18.14 ft on 11/13/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.39 ft on 08/12/2002
(2) 0.51 ft on 08/26/2008
(3) 0.55 ft on 10/02/1954
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35.2 High operational limit of gage
31.6 Flood of record. Hurricane Agnes June 22, 1972.
29 Major flood stage. Water begins to enter residence near the gage house.
27 Water reaches top of the outside staff gage on USGS well house.
25 Moderate flood stage. Water reaches base of deck at nearby home.
23 Significant flooding throughout Dan River valley.
22 Portions of Dan Valley Road and and Water Street in Mayodan are affected by high water.
19.5 Dan Valley Road and River Road in Madison are closed by floodwaters.
19 Minor flood stage. Flooding of lowlands and one or two roads.
0.8 Low operational limit of gage

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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
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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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