Average River Stages

 

The following table depicts monthly average river (creek) stage at various gaging sites around southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina.   For those sites with a data source of "USGS," average flow data from the US Geological Survey was used to compute average stage using a table relating flow data to stage data.  For those sites with a data source of "NWS," the 7AM stage in National Weather Service Wilmington Hydrologic Summary products was averaged over the period of record (fall 2001 to summer 2008).

 

Cape Fear River
Site  Average Since Data Source Flood Stage (ft) OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  Annual
William O Huske Lock and Dam near Saint Pauls NC 1982 USGS 42 34.8 35.02 35.52 36.58 36.94 37.44 36.48 35.11 35.01 34.72 34.72 34.91 35.60
Lock and Dam 2 near Elizabethtown NC 2001 NWS 25 13.01 13.19 14.76 13.33 14.67 16.32 16.04 13.38 13.90 13.17 14.69 13.86 14.73
Lock and Dam 1 near Kelly NC 1982 USGS 24 16.46 16.57 17.03 17.84 18.13 18.48 17.87 16.64 16.6 16.32 16.36 16.62 17.08
Northeast Cape Fear River
Site  Average Since Data Source Flood Stage (ft) OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  Annual
Near Chinquapin NC 1940 USGS 13 5.11 5.15 6.24 7.94 8.35 8.44 6.99 5.16 4.77 5.67 6.15 6.39 6.36
Near Burgaw NC 2001 NWS 10 2.81 3.07 3.97 3.63 2.68 2.92 2.90 3.07 3.64 2.73 2.88 3.20 3.18
Black River
Site  Average Since Data Source Flood Stage (ft) OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  Annual
Near Tomahawk NC 1952 USGS NA 5.37 5.47 6.56 8.38 9.10 9.46 8.03 5.48 5.12 5.39 6.35 6.51 6.77
Hood Creek
Site  Average Since Data Source Flood Stage (ft) OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  Annual
Near Leland NC 1957 USGS NA 4.51 4.34 4.44 4.64 4.73 4.74 4.46 4.23 4.31 4.52 4.67 4.83 4.54
Lumber River
Site  Average Since Data Source Flood Stage (ft) OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  Annual
Maxton NC 1987 USGS NA 9.5 9.74 9.89 10.20 10.23 10.36 10.07 9.40 9.02 8.65 8.87 9.38 9.61
Lumberton NC just west of Interstate 95 2001 NWS 13 10.21 10.50 11.02 10.36 8.78 8.64 8.30 8.31 8.92 8.37 9.16 10.08 9.38
Lumberton NC at  West 5th Street 2000 USGS NA 9.14 9.83 10.64 10.55 10.71 11.20 10.60 9.22 9.57 9.02 9.17 10.36 10
Boardman NC 1930 USGS NA 5.55 5.58 6.10 6.64 6.92 7.01 6.61 5.69 5.36 5.42 5.59 5.80 6.02
Big Shoe Heel Creek
Site  Average Since Data Source Flood Stage (ft) OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  Annual
Near Laurinburg NC 1987 USGS NA 2.57 2.62 2.82 3.16 3.19 3.25 2.85 2.21 1.99 1.95 2.03 2.49 2.59
Big Swamp
Site  Average Since Data Source Flood Stage (ft) OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  Annual
Tarheel NC 1986 USGS NA 8.83 8.99 9.62 10.55 10.45 10.55 9.85 7.99 7.71 7.55 8.15 9.38 9.13
Pee Dee River
Site  Average Since Data Source Flood Stage (ft) OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  Annual
Near Rockingham NC 1928 USGS NA 3.40 3.35 3.80 4.48 4.76 4.97 4.46 3.71 3.44 3.25 3.28 3.30 3.85
Near Bennettsville SC 1991 USGS NA 57.72 59.06 60.18 65.03 64.74 67.76 64.74 59.64 58.91 57.60 57.49 57.67 60.88
 Pee Dee SC 1939 USGS 19 9.54 9.45 11.76 15.28 17.12 18.20 16.19 11.98 10.30 9.36 9.35 9.27 12.32
 4 miles south of Pee Dee SC 1997 USGS NA 16.51 16.74 19.53 21.98 23.10 23.66 22.24 18.34 16.83 15.86 15.13 16 18.83
Black Creek
Site  Average Since Data Source Flood Stage (ft) OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  Annual
5 miles west of Hartsville SC 1961 USGS NA 4.52 4.75 5.19 5.86 6 6.15 5.61 4.69 4.35 4.27 4.52 4.24 5.01
Near Quinby SC 2002 USGS 10 2.73 3.29 3.68 3.8 4.27 5.03 4.12 3.03 3.15 3.35 3.11 4.21 3.65
Little Pee Dee
Site  Average Since Data Source Flood Stage (ft) OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  Annual
Galivants Ferry SC 1942 USGS 9 6.84 6.61 7.49 8.22 8.63 8.78 8.26 6.98 6.43 6.58 7.02 7.18 7.42
Waccamaw River
Site  Average Since Data Source Flood Stage (ft) OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  Annual
Near Freeland SC 1939 USGS NA 7.68 6.39 7.52 10.29 11.87 12.08 9.87 6.39 5.85 7.34 8.33 9.50 8.59
Near Longs SC 1950 USGS NA 7.76 6.16 7 9.36 9.88 10.04 9.26 6.25 5.60 6.64 7.87 8.86 7.89
Conway SC 2001 NWS 11 7.72 7.68 8.34 8.15 8.22 7.41 7.31 7.87 8.47 8.07 7.42 7.65 7.85
Lynches River
Site  Average Since Data Source Flood Stage (ft) OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  Annual
Effingham SC 1930 USGS 14 5.06 5.04 6.53 8.20 8.92 9.36 8.20 5.56 4.61 4.83 5.02 5.07 6.36
Black River
Site  Average Since Data Source Flood Stage (ft) OCT  NOV  DEC  JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  Annual
Kingstree SC 1930 USGS 12 6.32 6.10 7.88 8.98 9.58 9.80 9.05 6.66 6.57 6.25 6.57 6.79 7.55