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South Atlantic Water Science Center

March 2016

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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

March 2016 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); *, Record high monthly mean discharge for March]
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) 104 270 68 b 3.00 466 469 3/2 180 3/30 NWISWeb
Oconaluftee River at Birdtown (site SW2) 184 575 75 b 3.60 1,057 1,120 3/2 395 3/30 NWISWeb
French Broad River at Asheville (site SW3) 945 2,506 93 n 3.06 4,950 3,730 3/2 1,810 3/3031 NWISWeb
First Broad River near Casar (site SW4) 60.5 86.1 69 n 1.64 154 106 3/2 74 3/3031 NWISWeb
South Fork New River near Jefferson (site SW5) 205 581 109 n 3.27 999 845 3/2 452 3/30 NWISWeb
Elk Creek at Elkville (site SW6) 48.1 112 96 n 2.54 254 169 3/2 86 3/30 NWISWeb
South Yadkin River near Mocksville (site SW7) 306 345 74 n 1.30 551 460 3/2 284 3/31 NWISWeb
Rocky River near Norwood (site SW8) 1,372 710 33 b 0.60 2,514 1,540 3/29 389 3/26 NWISWeb
Reedy Fork near Oak Ridge (site SW9) 20.6 18.6 59 b 1.04 43.0 54 3/28 14 3/22 NWISWeb
Deep River at Moncure (site SW10) 1,434 1,115 47 b 0.90 3,450 5,610 3/29 489 3/26 NWISWeb
Flat River at Bahama (site SW11) 149 130 56 b 1.00 383 748 3/28 61 3/26 NWISWeb
Lumber River at Boardman (site SW12) 1,228 1,843 93 n 1.73 4,061 4,160 3/1 937 3/31 NWISWeb
Black River near Tomahawk (site SW13) 676 1,088 85 n 1.86 3,172 2,980 3/1 590 3/26 NWISWeb
Little Fishing Creek near White Oak (site SW14) 177 185 65 n 1.20 405 719 3/15 106 3/26 NWISWeb
Trent River near Trenton (site SW15) 168 127 48 b 0.87 1,008 221 3/1 72 3/18 NWISWeb
Potecasi Creek near Union (site SW16) 225 368 102 n 1.89 897 885 3/18 116 3/13 NWISWeb

Groundwater Levels

Ground-water wells Map

March 2016 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
Camp Hope, NC-40 (GW1) 3.95 3.57 n 4.47 3/31 3.52 3/23 NWISWeb
Blantrye, NC-144 (GW2) 23.58 24.63 a 23.90 3/30 23.27 3/13 NWISWeb
Piedmont RS 1, NC-193 (GW3) 6.79 6.58 n 6.95 3/26,30 6.53 3/1 NWISWeb
Mocksville, NC-142 (GW4) 15.73 15.39 n 16.15 3/30 15.09 3/1 NWISWeb
Comfort, NC-173 (GW5) 3.27 1.41 n 3.99 3/27 2.27 3/45 NWISWeb
Simpson, NC-160 / PI-532 (GW6) 3.50 2.86 b 3.95 3/26 3.18 3/4 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