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 looks unreliable and incomplete and not used in frequency calculations. Some of the floods are based on current flood stage and nearby gage information.
C2|Crest information 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: 08:00 PM May 28, 2014