South Fork Shenandoah River near Luray, Page County VA (SFSV2)
Gage Location: Page County, VirginiaSite Location: Page County, Virginia
Latitude: 38.646Longitude: -78.535Elevation: 721.76 ft. MSLDrainage Area: 1372 Sq. Mi.
Minor Stage: 14 ft. Moderate Stage: 20 ft.Major Stage: 25 ft.
First Flood: 1896-10-01Last Flood: 2011-04-17 Crest: 17.6 ft.Datum change: 2012-03-27Number of Floods: 22

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Date of FloodCrest(ft)Streamflow(cfs)CategoryCode
1896-10-0125.4-9999MajorC1 C8
1924-05-1222.572800ModerateC1 C4 C8
1936-03-1823.681600ModerateC1
1940-08-1717.8741100MinorC1
1942-05-2317.8240500MinorC1
1942-10-1625.7100000MajorC1
1945-09-1918.3644100MinorC1
1949-06-1820.4658100ModerateC1
1950-12-0815.1826900MinorC1
1979-09-0615.7332700MinorC1
1984-02-1415.6232300MinorC1
1985-11-0526.72110000MajorC1
1987-04-1718.547000MinorC1
1992-04-2216.3335600MinorC1
1993-03-0517.1839700MinorC1
1996-09-0726.95112000MajorC1
1998-01-0816.3936700MinorC1
2003-09-2019.1150600MinorC1
2004-09-2916.2436000MinorC1
2005-11-3015.7733800MinorC1
2010-01-2616.8839000MinorC1
2011-04-1717.642600MajorC1



Codes and description

C1|Crest information during this period may be incomplete and therefore was not used in frequency calculations. Some of the floods are based on current flood stage and nearby gage information.
C2|Crest information during this period looks reliable despite potential problems. This data was used in frequency calculations.
C3|Crest height estimated by the USGS.
C4|Crest height is from the National Weather Service.
C5|Crest height affected by backwater.
C6|Crest occurred at a previous flood stage that is lower than the current flood stage. The crests below the new flood stage are not used in flood frequency calculations.
C7|Crest from USGS yearly peak and/or date is different than the crest we provide. In many cases MARFC uses crest based on backwater or ice effects.
C8|Crest month or day of occurrence has been estimated by The Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center usually based on nearby gage information.
C9|Crest date (day) in the month is unknown.
F1|Flow is an estimate.
F2|Flow affected by regulation or diversion and in some cases to an unknown degree.
F3|Flow effected by snow-melt, ice jam or debris jam break up.
F4|Flow affected by dam failure.
F5|Flow - All or part of the record affected by urbanization, mining, agricultural changes, channelization or other factors.
G1|Gage height at a different site and/or datum.
G2|Gage is not an official USGS gage with crests provided by the NWS. Crest information looks unreliable and incomplete and not used in flood frequency calculations.
G3|Gage datum changed during this year.
none,No code; Good Data

Updated: 07:31 AM Dec 19, 2014