USGS Water-Year Summary 2021
02126000 ROCKY RIVER NEAR NORWOOD, NC
LOCATION - Lat 35°08'56", long 80°10'33" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Stanly County, NC, Hydrologic Unit 03040105, on left bank, 1,000 ft downstream from Lanes Creek, 1.5 miles upstream from bridge on Secondary Road 1935, 6 miles southwest of Norwood, and 11.2 miles upstream from mouth.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,372 mi².
- WSP 852: 1937, daily discharges. WSP 1052: 1936, maximum discharge. WSP 1503: 1935, daily discharge); 1945, maximum and daily discharges. WDR NC-80-1: Drainage area.
PERIOD OF RECORD - October 1929 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder and crest-stage gage. Datum of gage is 212.91 ft above National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (levels by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). Satellite telemetry at streamgage.
EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood in August 1908 reached a stage of 35 ft, from information by local residents; discharge, 67,600 ft³/s.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak stage for period of record, 46.37 ft, September 18, 1945, from floodmark.