USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
02082585 TAR RIVER AT NORTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 97 AT ROCKY MOUNT, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°57'17", long 77°47'14" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Edgecombe County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03020101, on left bank 20 ft downstream of bridge on North Carolina Highway 97, 0.5 mi upstream from Cowlick Branch, and 1.0 mi north-northeast of Rocky Mount.
DRAINAGE AREA - 925 mi².
- WDR NC-81-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - August 1976 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 52.81 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge: 34,100 ft3/s, September 17, 1999; Maximum gage height: 31.66 ft, September 17, 1999; Minimum daily mean discharge: 3.4 ft3/s, December 14, 2007.
PERIOD OF RECORD - November 2003 to current year.
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage. Satellite telemetry at station.