USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
02081942 TAR RIVER AT NORTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 581 NEAR SPRING HOPE, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°52'55.51", long 78°05'22.34" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Nash County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03020101, at bridge on North Carolina Highway 581, 3.9 mi south of intersection of North Carolina Highway 581 and United States Highway 64 near Spring Hope, NC.
DRAINAGE AREA - 670.7 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 2012 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 128.62 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988 by differential GPS. Satellite telemetery at station.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum Discharge: 14,500 ft3/s, October 10, 2016; Maximum Gage Height: 23.88 ft, October 10, 2016; as a result of Hurricane Matthew; Minimum daily mean discharge, 12.0 ft3/s, July 6, 2012.