USGS Water-Year Summary 2017
02083500 TAR RIVER AT TARBORO, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°53'40", long 77°31'59" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Edgecombe County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03020103, on right bank 50 ft downstream from bridge on U.S. Highway 64 in Tarboro, 6.5 mi downstream from Fishing Creek, and 49.2 mi upstream from Pamlico River at Washington.
DRAINAGE AREA - 2,183 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1896 to December 1900, October 1931 to current year. Gage-height records at various datums collected at same site since 1905 are contained in reports of the National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce.
REVISED RECORDS - WSP 1273: 1899-1900, 1933. WSP 1503: 1932. WDR NC-81-1: Drainage area.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 9.32 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988. July 1896 to December 1900, nonrecording gage at Seaboard Coast Line Railroad bridge 600 ft downstream at different datum. October 1 to December 8, 1931, nonrecording gage at site 100 ft upstream at present datum. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of July 27, 1919, reached a stage of 34.0 ft, present datum, from flood marks; discharge, 52,800 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum discharge 70,600 ft³/s, September 19, 1999; Maximum gage height 41.51 ft, September 19, 1999 from floodmarks.