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      N.E. Cape Fear River near Chinquapin, NC (CHIN7)


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      Inundation Levels
      NAVD88 Stage

      Record Crest: 25.77 ft
      40.0*23.7*
      39.523.2
      38.522.2
      37.521.2
      36.620.3
      35.519.2
      34.518.2

      Major Flooding Begins

      33.517.2
      32.516.2

      Moderate Flooding Begins

      30.514.2
      29.513.2

      Minor Flooding Begins


      Near Flooding Begins


      Below Flooding Begins

      * = Extended rating
      Weather Forecast Office Newport/Morehead City, NC Southeast River Forecast Center
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      Current Stage:
      5.6 ft at 12/11/2019 06:30:00 UTC
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      Flood Categories (in feet)
      Major Flood Stage: 18
      Moderate Flood Stage: 16
      Flood Stage: 13
      Action Stage: 12
      Low Stage (in feet): -9999

      Historic Crests
      (1) 25.77 ft on 09/17/2018
      (2) 23.51 ft on 09/18/1999
      (3) 22.60 ft on 01/01/1928
      (4) 21.80 ft on 01/01/1908
      (5) 20.16 ft on 07/07/1962
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      (P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

      Recent Crests
      (1) 25.77 ft on 09/17/2018
      (2) 13.85 ft on 04/29/2017
      (3) 19.98 ft on 10/11/2016
      (4) 15.34 ft on 07/04/2013
      (5) 12.32 ft on 06/03/2012
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      (P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

      Low Water Records
      (1) 1.00 ft on 06/08/1994
      (2) 1.13 ft on 10/13/1995
      (3) 1.54 ft on 10/04/1996

      Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.

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      25 Historic and catastrophic flooding across Duplin county, comparable to the flood following Hurricane Florence. Numerous communities cut off, and travel is next to impossible. Countless homes and businesses are flooded across the county. In the River Landing community near Wallace, devastating flooding is expected with over half of the homes significantly inundated.
      22 Devastating flooding across most of the county. Travel is nearly impossible with numerous roads countywide impassable or washed out. Many homes across the county are inundated. In the River Landing community near Wallace, several homes are likely inundated, with numerous residences surrounded by water or have water up to their foundations.
      20 Widespread flooding across much of the county. Many roads flooded and impassable including Highways 41 and 50 and Interstate 40. Numerous homes and communities near the river are surrounded by water, with several likely inundated. In the River Landing community near Wallace, several homes close to the river are likely surrounded by water.
      18 Numerous roads flooded, and some homes and businesses are likely inundated. Water floods Highways 41 and 50, and parts of Interstate 40. Areas many miles from the river are flooded due to tributaries backing up. Water threatens homes and buildings in the River Landing community near Wallace.
      16 Many secondary roads are flooded. Water affects Highways 41 and 50 and travel delays are likely. Areas many miles from the river are affected as small streams backup and flood. Muddy Creek, Cypress Creek, and Island Creek flood areas around Chinquapin. Significant flooding in the River Landing community in Wallace occurs as well.
      15 Secondary roads adjacent to the river flood and may be impassable. Tributaries that drain into the river flood secondary roads. Water surrounds homes and properties in the River Landing community in Wallace.
      13 Low land flooding adjacent to the river and its tributaries is expected. River access docks are impacted as well.
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      Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.
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