USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
02104000 CAPE FEAR RIVER AT FAYETTEVILLE, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°02'50", long 78°51'29" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Cumberland County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03030004, at bridge on Person Street, at Fayetteville, 700 ft upstream from CSX Railroad (formerly Atlantic Coastline Railroad) bridge, 1500 ft downstream from Cross Creek, and at mile marker 145; LACWR Map #6. Prior to June 12, 2015, temporarily located 0.2 mi upstream at Grove Street Bridge (NC HWY 24); prior to March 3, 2003, at original Person Street bridge location.
DRAINAGE AREA - 4,395 mi².
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1986 to current year. January 1889 to September 1917, October 1928 to September 1940, daily discharges.
Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 19.64 ft to National American Vertical Datum of 1988. Prior to June 12, 2015, at temporary site 0.2 mi upstream at gage datum of 20.52 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to March 4, 2003, at current location and datum of 20.52 ft NGVD 1929. Satellite telemetry at station.
For Water Year 2014: Records good.
For Water Year 2015: Records poor.
For Water Year 2016: Records poor.
For Water Year 2017: Records poor.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum gage height, 48.3 ft, September 24, 1945.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum gage height, 58.94 ft, October 09, 2016 as a result of Hurricane Matthew.