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South Atlantic Water Science Center

December 2014

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Compiled by J. Curtis Weaver

In cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, National Weather Service, and other State, Local, and Federal agencies.


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Rainfall

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Rain Map

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Water-level Hydrographs

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Hydrographs Map

Streamflow gaging stations
French Broad River at Asheville, NC (SW3)
Rocky River near Norwood, NC (SW8)
Black River near Tomahawk, NC (SW13)
Groundwater wells
Blantyre well (GW2)
Mocksville well (GW4)
Simpson well (GW6)

Streamflow Conditions

Streamflow Stations Map

December 2014 streamflow conditions
[mi2, square mile; ft3/s, cubic foot per second; in, inch; a, above (streamflow in the upper 75th percentile); b, below (streamflow in the lower 25th percentile); n, normal (streamflow between the 25th and 75th percentiles); **, not summarized for October and November 2014]
Station name and site index number Drainage area (mi2) Monthly mean flow (ft3/s) Percent of long-term median a,b,n Runoff (in.) Monthly mean flow last month (ft3/s) Maximum daily flow Minimum daily flow Additional Data
ft3/s Date ft3/s Date
Valley River at Tomotla (site SW1) 104 213 92 n 2.36 155 661 12/24 126 12/22 NWISWeb
Oconaluftee River at Birdtown (site SW2) 184 439 85 n 2.75 329 1,690 12/24 255 12/22 NWISWeb
French Broad River at Asheville (site SW3) 945 1,455 73 n 1.78 1,377 4,140 12/25 937 12/22 NWISWeb
First Broad River near Casar (site SW4) 60.5 56.9 92 n 1.08 ** 192 12/24 39 12/20–22 NWISWeb
South Fork New River near Jefferson (site SW5) 205 316 82 n 1.78 321 609 12/25 228 12/21–22 NWISWeb
Elk Creek at Elkville (site SW6) 48.1 63.1 72 n 1.43 73.1 151 12/24 41 12/20–22 NWISWeb
South Yadkin River near Mocksville (site SW7) 306 231 78 n 0.87 245 551 12/25 169 12/21 NWISWeb
Rocky River near Norwood (site SW8) 1,372 1,498 155 n 1.26 638 12,300 12/25 235 12/15 NWISWeb
Reedy Fork near Oak Ridge (site SW9) 20.6 9.95 66 b 0.56 ** 29 12/24 6.6 12/15 NWISWeb
Deep River at Moncure (site SW10) 1,434 896 84 n 0.72 228 8,320 12/25 141 12/16 NWISWeb
Flat River at Bahama (site SW11) 149 144 225 a 1.11 ** 1,280 12/24 29 12/6–8 NWISWeb
Lumber River at Boardman (site SW12) 1,228 918 86 n 0.86 319 2,010 12/31 492 12/21 NWISWeb
Black River near Tomahawk (site SW13) 676 743 125 n 1.27 304 2,010 12/30 336 12/17 NWISWeb
Little Fishing Creek near White Oak (site SW14) 177 279 198 a 1.82 162 1,660 12/25 91 12/16 NWISWeb
Trent River near Trenton (site SW15) 168 170 128 n 1.17 54.1 593 12/27 52 12/20 NWISWeb
Potecasi Creek near Union (site SW16) 225 362 284 n 1.85 87.3 1,300 12/27 85 12/21 NWISWeb

Groundwater Levels

Ground-water wells Map

December 2014 groundwater levels
[a, above (water level in the upper 75th percentile); b, below (water level in the lower 25th percentile); n, normal (water level between the 25th and 75th percentiles); *, multiple days: 12/4-5, 20-21]
Station name and site index number Monthly mean level (feet) Monthly mean level last month (feet) a,b,n Low daily level High daily level Additional Data
Feet Date Feet Date

Champion Well near Cruso, NC–40 (GW1)

5.79 5.87 n 5.95 12/21–22 5.24 12/24 NWISWeb

Blantyre, NC–144 (GW2)

29.97 29.81 a 30.12 12/26 29.82 12/9 NWISWeb

Piedmont Research Station, NC-193 (GW3)

19.04 19.31 n 19.11 * 18.82 12/31 NWISWeb

Mocksville, NC-142 (GW4)

7.73 7.94 n 7.86 12/20 7.45 12/25,31 NWISWeb

Comfort Research Station, NC–173 (GW5)

5.36 7.82 n 6.23 12/20 3.49 12/27 NWISWeb

Simpson, NC-160 / PI-532 (GW6)

3.04 4.47 a 3.40 12/21 2.23 12/24 NWISWeb

The data presented herein are provisional and are subject to revision as new data become available.


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French Broad River at Asheville Blantyre well Mocksville well Rocky River near Norwood Black River near Tomahawk Simpson well