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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Yadkin River at Wilkesboro 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 Elkin
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 37.60 ft on 08/14/1940
(2) 22.45 ft on 09/18/1945
(3) 18.50 ft on 04/05/1957
(4) 18.30 ft on 09/30/1959
(5) 17.55 ft on 06/14/1947
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.70 ft on 11/12/2020
(2) 15.86 ft on 10/29/2020
(3) 14.05 ft on 10/11/2018
(4) 10.04 ft on 04/24/2017
(5) 11.11 ft on 02/03/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.36 ft on 12/08/1970
(2) 1.37 ft on 12/04/1965
(3) 1.45 ft on 09/18/1956
(4) 1.48 ft on 07/26/1930
(5) 1.50 ft on 09/28/1954
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35 Wilkesboro, Ekin and other small towns downstream may be flooded.
32.5 The western approaches into north wilkesboro are flooded
28 Flood waters cut off the eastern approaches to north wilkesboro
25 The area between the river and the railroad tracks is flooded
22 Overflow of the right bank begins and flood waters affect the south approach to North Wilkesboro.
20 A few cottages and recreational camps are flooded
18 Extensive flooding of agricultural lands and the ball park
17 Low-lying secondary streets in Wilkesboro are affected and flooding begins at the old airfield.
16 Water continues to overflow the left bank covering local agricultural land and reaching the end of Wilkesboro Avenue.
14 Lowland flooding begins and water affects a portion of Wilkesboro Avenue in North Wilkesboro.

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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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