USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
02112120 ROARING RIVER NEAR ROARING RIVER, NC
LOCATION - Lat 36°15'01", long 81°02'40" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Wilkes County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03040101, on left bank at downstream end of old bridge pier, 800 ft upstream from bridge on Secondary Road 1990, 3.8 mi northwest of Roaring River, and 4.1 mi upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 128 mi².
- WDR NC-80-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - April 1964 to September 2014(discontinued). Occasional low-flow measurements water years 1925, 1947, 1949-56, 1963.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 964.85 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929. Prior to May 1, 1964, nonrecording gage on downstream side of bridge at same site and datum. Satellite telemetry at streamgage.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of 1916 reached a stage of about 28 ft; estimated discharge, 45,000 ft³/s. The flood of August 1940 reached a stage of about 24 ft; estimated discharge, 31,000 ft³/s, from information by local residents and rating curve extended as explained above. A discharge of 24 ft³/s was measured September 18, 1956.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD
Maximum discharge from rating curve extended above 2,400 ft³/s on basis of slope-area measurement of peak flow at gage heights 22.54, 14.40, and 10.83 ft.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 2002 to September 2014(discontinued).
INSTRUMENTATION - Tipping-bucket raingage and electronic datalogger. Satellite telemetry at station.