Latest River Levels



    These levels are based off of reporting stations and gauges located at various points along major rivers in our area. Anyone living near creeks and streams should always monitor the conditions during heavy rain, as flash flooding can occur with little to no warning.

    River Levels

    River levels are color coded and correspond to the severity of the flooding.

    • Not Defined (light blue) - Levels unlikely to approach flood stage due to water control devices such as a dam or lake.
    • No Flooding (green) – river/stream below level where flooding becomes a concern.
    • Near Flood Stage (yellow)– flooding becomes a concern. River/stream is approaching or is forecast to approach flood stage where flooding is defined to begin. Flood stage is an established height for a given location at which a rise in water surface level begins to create a hazard to lives, property, or commerce.
    • Minor Flooding (orange) – minimal or no property damage, but possibly some public threat.
    • Moderate Flooding (red) – some inundation of structures and roads near stream. Some evacuations of people and/or transfer of property to higher elevations.
    • Major Flooding (violet) – extensive inundation of structures and roads. Significant evacuations of people and/or transfer of property to higher elevations.

    River Forecasts and Observation Graphics


    Scott County:

    Clinch River near Speers Ferru

    N Fork Holston River

    Big Moccasin Creek at Big Moccasin

    Stoney Creek


    Smyth County:

    S Fork Holston River at Riverside Near Chilhowie


    Middle Fork Holston River at Seven Mile Ford

    N Fork Holston River at Saltville

    Russell County:

    Clinch River at Cleveland

    Lee County:

    Powell River near Jonesville

    Powell River at Big Stone Gap


    Carter County:

    Doe River at Elizabethton

    Watauga River at Elizabethton


    Washington County, TN:

    Nolichucky River at Embreeville

    Bristol, VA

    Beaver Creek at Bristol,VA Exit 7

    Hawkins County:

    Big Creek near Rogersville


    Dickenson County:

    Russell Fork River at Haysi

    Watauga County:

    Watauga River near Sugar Grove

    Interactive Flood Forecast Map




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