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SPRING FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
428 PM EST FRI FEB 17 2017

...The fourth Spring Flood Potential Outlook has decreased the
potential for flooding across the Western Carolinas to
SLIGHTLY-BELOW NORMAL to WELL-BELOW NORMAL while flood potential
for northeast Georgia remains BELOW NORMAL to WELL-BELOW NORMAL
through early spring 2016...

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ABOUT THIS PRODUCT...
=====================

Every two weeks from January through early April, NWS Greenville-
Spartanburg (GSP) issues a Flood Potential Outlook for the entire
service area (see county-to-region legend at the end of this outlook
for a list of counties serviced by NWS GSP).  These outlooks
forecast the potential for runoff, small stream, and mainstem river
flooding through late April, or the end of the winter recharge season.
The outlook is prepared based on an assessment of several
hydrometeorological factors, including recent and forecasted
precipitation and observed soil moisture, groundwater levels,
streamflows, reservoir levels, and recent flooding events.

This product is also located at:

http://weather.gov/gsp/floodoutlook

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HISTORICALLY...
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The mainstem river flood season typically begins in late December.
The quantity...frequency...magnitude...and significance of river
flood events often increases through late winter with a peak in
early to mid-March. While the mainstem river flood season typically
ends by late April for the region, small stream flash flooding can
occur year-round.  The mainstem flood season began with severe to
extreme drought across much of the region and, as a result, it will
take more frequent and more significant precipitation over the next
two months to increase the chance of mainstem flood occurrence
across the region.

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14-DAY OBSERVED PRECIPITATION and FLOODING...
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REGION        OBSERVED    % OF      MAINSTEM    SMALL STREAM
              PRECIP      NORMAL    FLOODING    FLOODING
              (in)

NC Piedmont   0.30-1.25 |  10-100 | None      | None
NC Foothills  0.40-1.00 |  10- 60 | None      | None
NC Nrn Mnts   0.60-1.50 |  25- 50 | NA        | None
NC Cntl Mnts  0.75-2.00 |  30- 75 | None      | None
NC Srn Mnts   0.50-1.50 |  10- 60 | None      | None

SC Mnts       0.75-1.00 |  25- 40 | NA        | None
SC Foothills  0.75-2.00 |  40-100 | None      | None
SC Piedmont   0.75-1.50 |  40- 75 | None      | None

GA NE Mnts/   1.00-2.00 |  25- 75 | None      | None
   Foothills
GA Piedmont   1.00-2.50 |  40-110 | None      | None

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SNOW DEPTH and FORECAST...
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REGION        SNOW   SNOW WATER  7-DAY SNOWFALL
              DEPTH  EQUIVALENT  FORECAST
              (in)   (in)        (in)

NC Piedmont   None | None      | None
NC Foothills  None | None      | None
NC Nrn Mnts   0-1  | <0.10     | None
NC Cntl Mnts  None | None      | None
NC Srn Mnts   None | None      | None

SC Mnts       None | None      | None
SC Foothills  None | None      | None
SC Piedmont   None | None      | None

GA NE Mnts/   None | None      | None
   Foothills
GA Piedmont   None | None      | None

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1-10 DAY FUTURE PRECIPITATION FORECAST and FLOOD POTENTIAL...
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REGION        10-DAY      % OF      MAINSTEM     SMALL STREAM
              PRECIP      NORMAL    FLOOD PTNTL  FLOOD PTNTL
              (in)

NC Piedmont   0.25-0.75 |  35- 70 | Zero       | Zero
NC Foothills  0.50-1.50 |  45- 80 | Zero       | Zero
NC Nrn Mnts   0.50-1.00 |  40- 60 | NA         | Zero
NC Cntl Mnts  0.50-1.00 |  25- 50 | Zero       | Zero
NC Srn Mnts   0.75-1.50 |  50- 70 | Zero       | Zero

SC Mnts       0.75-1.50 |  60- 80 | NA         | Zero
SC Foothills  0.50-1.00 |  35- 55 | Zero       | Zero
SC Piedmont   0.25-0.75 |  35- 55 | Zero       | Zero

GA NE Mnts/   1.00-1.50 |  60- 75 | Zero       | Zero
   Foothills
GA Piedmont   0.25-0.75 |  25- 40 | Zero       | Zero

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8-90 DAY PRECIPITATION OUTLOOKS...
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REGION        8-14 DAY          15-30 DAY         30-90 DAY
              PRECIP            PRECIP            PRECIP
              OUTLOOK           OUTLOOK           OUTLOOK

NC Piedmont   Slight Blw Nrml | Above Normal    | Equal Chances
NC Foothills  Slight Blw Nrml | Above Normal    | Equal Chances
NC Nrn Mnts   Slight Blw Nrml | Above Normal    | Equal Chances
NC Cntl Mnts  Slight Blw Nrml | Above Normal    | Equal Chances
NC Srn Mnts   Slight Blw Nrml | Above Normal    | Equal Chances

SC Mnts       Slight Blw Nrml | Above Normal    | Equal Chances
SC Foothills  Slight Blw Nrml | Above Normal    | Equal Chances
SC Piedmont   Below Normal    | Above Normal    | Equal Chances

GA NE Mnts/   Slight Blw Nrml | Above Normal    | Equal Chances
   Foothills
GA Piedmont   Below Normal    | Above Normal    | Equal Chances

Note that Equal-Chances means there are equal chances for
above-normal...normal...and below-normal precipitation during
the given period.  In other words, there is no clear signal for
precipitation during the given period.

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HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY...
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..IMPORTANT NOTES...
--------------------

It is very important to note that flash flooding and flooding
of smaller tributaries is still very possible during periods of
drought.  Several important and damaging flash floods have
were observed this past summer despite the drought.  Residents are
strongly encouraged to heed related flood advisories and warnings,
even during significant drought.

The winter and early spring months are a critical time for the water
system as widespread winter precipitation normally restores
streamflows and reservoir levels following the spotty, convective
nature of precipitation during the summer and the drier weeks of
early fall.  This recharge of the water system is critical for
adequate water supply heading into the late spring and summer of
2017.  When the winter begins in a significant drought, it takes a
greater amount of precipitation to adequately complete this recharge.

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..SOIL and CROP MOISTURE*...
----------------------------

More frequent precipitation events have allowed soil moisture values
to recover slightly from the extreme anomalies present last autumn,
but the precipitation has not been frequent or significant enough
to allow for full recharge.  The effects of this incomplete recharge
can be measured throughout all hydrologic systems as without adequate
soil moisture content, saturation, runoff, and subsurface
infiltration cannot sufficiently occur.

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----- CPC SOIL/CROP MOISTURE ESTIMATES (1600-mm or 5.25ft Depth) ----
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              2/2           2/2                   2/4
              SOIL          SOIL      CHANGE      SHORT-TERM
              MOISTURE      MOISTURE  FROM        CROP MOISTURE
              ANOMALY       %ile      NOV 30      INDEX
REGION        (mm)          (%)       (mm)

NC Piedmont   - 20 to -100 | 10-40 | +20 to +40 | -1 - +1, Near Nrml
NC Foothills  - 60 to -100 |  5-20 | +20 to +40 | -1 - +2, Sl Ab Nrml
NC Nrn Mnts   - 60 to - 80 | 10-20 | +20 to +40 | -1 - +2, Sl Ab Nrml
NC Cntl Mnts  - 80 to -100 |  5-10 | +40 to +60 | +1 - +2, Sl Ab Nrml
NC Srn Mnts   -100 to -120 | <1- 5 | +40 to +60 | +1 - +2, Sl Ab Nrml

SC Mnts/      -120 to -140 |    <1 | +30 to +60 | -1 - +1, Near Nrml
   Foothills
SC Piedmont   - 20 to - 80 |  5-40 | +20 to +80 | -1 - +1, Near Nrml

GA NE Mnts/   -100 to -120 |    <1 | +40 to +60 | +1 - +2, Sl Ab Nrml
   Foothills
GA Piedmont   - 40 to -100 |  1-10 | +60 to +80 | +1 - +2, Sl Ab Nrml

DEFINITIONS:

*EVAPOTRANSPIRATION = The loss of moisture from the soil to the
                      atmosphere plus the loss of moisture from the
                      soil to vegetation.

*INTERPRETATION = Note that above-normal temperatures and
                  below-normal precipitation exacerbate the loss of
                  soil moisture through evapotranspiration, while
                  below-normal temperatures and above-normal
                  precipitation mitigates soil-moisture deficits.
                  However, heading into fall and winter, cooler
                  temperatures and less-active or dormant vegetation
                  reduce demands on the water system and while still
                  important, the effects of above-normal temperatures
                  and below-normal precipitation are lessened.

**CROP MOISTURE = Depicts short-term (< 1 month) dryness or wetness
  INDEX           impacting agriculture.  Negative values indicate
                  dryness, while positive values indicate wetness.
                  The index is not a depicter of medium-range (i.e.,
                  1-6 months) to long-range (i.e., >6 months)
                  wetness or drought.

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..GROUNDWATER*...
-----------------

Most wells across the region have seen modest decreases in water
depth below the surface as rainfall amounts have increased across the
region since the very dry months of October and November.  However,
many of these wells are still well below their monthly median levels
and remain below the 50th percentile.  Therefore, groundwater
recharge has remained anemic this winter and is forecasted to remain
weak through February.

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------------------ GROUNDWATER WELL MEASUREMENTS --------------------
---------------- Depth Below Ground Surface in Feet -----------------
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                                             CHANGE***RECORD
                              DEPTH*  FEB**   SINCE   LOWEST  and
                                2/5  MEDIAN  12/22#   LEVEL   DATE
COUNTY       LOCATION          (ft)    (ft)    (ft)   (ft)

Burke        Glen Alpine      11.75 | 11.08 | -0.88 | 13.84, 09/04/11
Caldwell     Granite Falls    25.63 | 19.59 | +0.01 | 25.96, 01/14/17
Catawba      Oxford Resrch St 40.42 | 38.98 | +0.22 | 42.09, 01/14/13
Gaston       Pasour Mtn       42.27 | 37.63 | -1.29 | 44.66, 01/31/13
McDowell     Pleasant Gardens 30.45 | 28.95 | -1.09 | 31.89, 11/29/10
Union (NC)   Mineral Springs  37.65 | 39.84 | -0.50 | 42.70, 01/10/13
York         York Co Airport  25.14 | 25.89 | +1.86 | 29.69, 12/13/12

                                      CHANGE***       RECORD
                              DEPTH*  SINCE   %ile    LOWEST and
                                2/5   12/22#   ****   LEVEL  DATE
COUNTY       LOCATION          (ft)    (ft)   (2/5)   (ft)


Chester      Leeds Road       85.44 | +0.29 | >90th | 94.52, 01/12/14
Davie        Mocksville       17.64 | -1.06 | 25-50 | 23.15, 08/30/02
Haywood      near Cruso        6.60 | -0.06 | <10th |  6.96, 09/12/02
Iredell      Langtree         23.61 | -1.77 | 10-25 | 32.90, 06/21/16
Oconee       Oconee Statn Rd  30.29 | +0.03 | 10-25 | 32.08, 12/31/08
Rowan        Barber            7.45 | -0.53 | 25-50 | 11.15, 09/14/02
Spartanburg  Croft State Park 45.05 | +0.26 | 25-50 | 51.69, 03/17/13
Transylvania Blantyre         34.82 | +0.37 | 10-25 | 42.19, 12/12/08
Transylvania Pisgah Forest    16.27 | -0.51 | <10th | 17.86, 08/25/08
White        Unicoi State Pk   5.18 |    NA | < 1st |  5.91, 07/28/16

DEFINITIONS:

* DEPTH   = Note that groundwater is measured as depth below the
            surface, unlike streamflow and reservoir data which is
            the reverse or height above the surface.  Therefore, the
            higher the depth value, the less the groundwater supply
            because the groundwater level is further from the
            surface.

**MEDIAN  = Current depth values that are larger than the monthly
            median can be loosely correlated to drier-than-normal
            conditions while current depth values that are smaller
            than the monthly median can be loosely correlated to
            wetter-than-normal conditions.

***CHANGE = A POSITIVE CHANGE means the groundwater depth has
            increased or is further from the surface.  Therefore,
            a NEGATIVE CHANGE means the groundwater depth has
            decreased or is closer to the surface.  In periods of
            drought, negative changes are ideal.  However, positive
            changes are NORMAL during the late summer and early fall,
            as rainfall is typically isolated to scattered and less
            significant, causing losses to surface and subsurface
            water sources due to increased evapotranspiration,
            evaporation, and increased consumption, while negative
            changes are NORMAL during the late fall and winter, as
            widespread significant precipitation recharges surface
            and subsurface water sources and environmental demands
            are lower.

            Note, however, that for many groundwater sites, the
            depth of the wells are very deep and there is a lag
            between significant rainfall and deep infiltration
            into subsurface water supplies. If the rainfall is not
            significant or occurring over a sustained period of time,
            the water may never reach the groundwater wells.
            Additionally, if the rainfall is significant but
            occurring quickly and only once during a period of
            several weeks, a shallower groundwater well may spike and
            then return to near pre-rainfall levels.

****PERCENTILE = The percentile (%ile) values can be interpreted as
                 follows:

Less than 10th percentile    - Well-Below Normal
10th-25th percentile         - Below Normal
25th-50th percentile         - Slightly Below Normal/Near Normal
50th-75th percentile         - Slightly Above Normal/Near Normal
75th-90th percentile         - Above Normal
Greater than 90th percentile - Well-Above Normal

The percentile values are computed monthly. Therefore, percentiles
referenced in the chart above are for the month of February.
Groundwater well statistics change throughout the water year such
that the median monthly depth typically reaches a minimum in autumn
and a peak in late spring.  This can result in a dramatic change
in the percentile of an observed depth from one month to the next,
even if the observed depth does not change significantly.

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..STREAMFLOW*...
----------------

The below-normal to near-normal precipitation received since late
November across the region has been sufficient enough to allow for
modest recovery in streamflows across the area. However, for many
streams, the meager recovery has only allowed flows to rise from
near-record lows to below-normal values.  Therefore, a prolonged
period of near-normal rainfall would be required to erase
medium-range (i.e., 28-day) deficits.  The southern North Carolina
Piedmont within the lower Catawba and upper Rocky River basins is
the only region within the area to currently have slightly above-
normal streamflows due to near-normal to slightly above-normal
rainfall and as such is no longer in any drought classification.

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------- 28-DAY AVERAGE USGS STREAMFLOW PERCENTILES BY REGION --------
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                  % OF    %ILE   CLASSIFICATION
REGION          NORMAL
                 (2/5)   (2/5)   (2/5)

NC Piedmont     32-146 |  6-83 | Blw Nrml (West) / Near Normal (East)
NC Foothills    49- 60 | 13-30 | Below Normal
NC Nrn Mnts     72- 84 | 34-46 | Slightly Below Normal
NC Cntl Mnts    38- 65 |  4-30 | Below Normal
NC Srn Mnts     38- 66 |  4-26 | Below Normal

SC Mnts/        37- 59 |  7-25 | Below Normal
   Foothills
SC Piedmont     28- 63 |  2-55 | Well-Below Normal

GA NE Mnts/     35- 57 |  2-14 | Well-Below Normal
   Foothills
GA Piedmont     34- 52 |  3-32 | Well-Below Normal

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----- 28-DAY AVERAGE USGS STREAMFLOW PERCENTILES BY RIVER SYSTEM ----
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                     % OF     %ILE    CLASSIFICATION
RIVER BASIN          NORMAL
                      (2/5)   (2/5)   (2/5)

Broad (GA)            34- 46 |  3-15 | Well-Below Normal
Broad (NC/SC)/Pacolet 41- 64 |  6-51 | Below Normal
Catawba               32-146 |  8-83 | Blw Nrml (Uppr)/Nr Nrml (Lwr)
Enoree/Tyger          34- 59 |  5-13 | Well-Below Normal
French Broad          40- 66 |  8-26 | Below Normal
Nantahala/Tuckasegee/ 38- 65 |  4-24 | Well-Below Normal
Little Tennessee

Pigeon                54- 63 | 12-30 | Below Normal
Rocky/Yadkin          15- 48 |  6-25 | Well-Below Normal
Reedy/Saluda          26- 58 |  2-38 | Well-Below Normal
Tallulah/Chattooga    39- 44 |  7-14 | Well-Below Normal
Toxaway/Keowee/       28- 51 |  4-25 | Well-Below Normal
Savannah

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DEFINITIONS...

*RESERVOIR = Please note that streamflows along regulated rivers
 INFLUENCE   (i.e., rivers with reservoirs) may be influenced
             positively and/or negatively by the control of releases
             from those reservoirs.

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..RESERVOIRS...
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Even though the majority of the region has received below-normal to
slightly below normal precipitation since late November, it has been
enough to bring most major reservoirs in the region back to target
elevations for this time of year.  In most reservoirs across the
Catawba, Nantahala, Little Tennessee, and Tuckasegee river basins,
pool elevations are actually 1-2 feet above target pools, while
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) projects are at or above their
flood guide curves (i.e., winter target pools) and are projected to
remain there through February.

The significant exception to reservoir recharge has been in the
Savannah Basin, where Lake Hartwell remains over 7 feet below winter
full pool. This is a significant deficit that will only be erased by
a prolonged period of above-normal rainfall.

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----------------- POOL ELEVATIONS and DROUGHT STAGES ----------------
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                          AVG*      AVG  TARGET     2/6     2/6   2/6
                         ELEV      ELEV    ELEV   ELEV-     MIN   DGT
RESERVOIR       NWS ID    2/6     12/23     2/6  TARGET    ELEV* STGE
                         (ft)      (ft)    (ft)    (ft)    (ft)

BROAD SYSTEM

Summit          (None)    97.3 |  100.3 |  97.5 | -0.20 |  85.0 | NA
Gaston Shoals   (BLAS1)  98.95 |   99.6 |  99.0 | -0.05 |  98.0 | NA
Ninety-Nine Isl (NNIS1)  99.00 |   99.8 |  99.0 |  0.00 |  98.0 | NA

CATAWBA SYSTEM (As of 2/1, Total Reservoir Storage 131% of Target)

James           (BRWN7)  95.88 |  94.80 |  94.2 | +1.79 |  90.0 | 1
Rhodhiss        (RHON7)  97.04 |  96.65 |  97.0 | +0.04 |  93.0 | 1
Hickory         (OXFN7)  97.40 |  97.08 |  96.2 | +1.20 |  94.0 | 1
Lookout Shoals  (LKSN7)  96.33 |  97.45 |  97.0 | -0.67 |  93.0 | 1
Norman          (CWAN7)  96.07 |  93.91 |  94.2 | +1.82 |  90.0 | 1
Mountain Island (MOUN7)  97.46 |  96.70 |  96.0 | +1.46 |  94.3 | 1
Wylie           (FOMS1)  98.32 |  95.74 |  97.0 | +1.32 |  93.0 | 1
Fishing Creek   (FCDS1)  97.70 |  98.22 |  98.0 | -0.30 |  95.0 | 1
Great Falls     (GTFS1)  97.85 |  98.52 |  97.5 | +0.35 |  94.0 | 1
Cedar Creek     (CDCS1)  97.90 |  97.37 |  97.5 | +0.40 |  95.0 | 1

NANTAHALA/LITTLE TENNESSEE/TUCKASEGEE SYSTEM

Tanasee Creek (EFKN7)    86.82 |  85.65 |  85.0 | +1.82 |  81.0 | 1
Bear Creek    (BCDN7)    94.40 |  93.66 |  93.3 | +1.10 |  89.0 | 1
Cedar Cliff   (ICCN7)    98.38 |  97.98 |  98.0 | +0.38 |  96.0 | 0
Glenville     (THPN7)    91.49 |  92.00 |  90.2 | +1.29 |  84.0 | 1
Wolf Creek    (WCDN7)    86.50 |  85.16 |  85.0 | +1.50 |  81.0 | 1
Nantahala     (NANN7)    85.36 |  81.89 |  83.9 | +1.46 |  76.3 | ND
Queens Creek  (QCDN7)    89.50 |  88.80 |  86.8 | +2.70 |  85.8 | ND
Fontana       (FONN7)  1653.40 |1656.01 |1653.0 | +0.40 |1646.0 | NA

SAVANNAH SYSTEM (As of 2/1, Total Reservoir Storage 65% of Target)

Jocassee      (JCSS1)    89.33 |  86.97 |    NA |    NA |  77.0 | 2
Keowee        (KEOS1)    97.36 |  97.61 |    NA |    NA |  94.6 | 2
Hartwell      (HRTG1)   650.09 | 649.29 |657.58 | -7.49 | 625.0 | 2
Russell       (RBDS1)   474.70 | 472.64 |475.0  | -0.30 | 470.0 | 2

PROJECTIONS...

LAKE HARTWELL...assuming net inflows increase to 50% of normal then
                hold steady over the next two months, the pool
                elevation is projected to increase gradually through
                March, but there will be little change to the storage
                deficit as the guide curve increases at a similar
                rate in order to build storage for summer.

FONTANA LAKE... projected to remain near the flood guide curve
                through the winter if near-normal rainfall occurs.

DEFINITIONS...

*AVG ELEV   = Reporting the daily average elevation factors in the
              fluctuations in pool elevation due to scheduled
              discharges and/or power generation.

MINIMUM     = The minimal elevation is the lowest elevation that the
ELEVATION     pool can be while meeting local community and river
              system needs.  Drought release reduction plans may
              begin above the minimal elevation. For Lake Hartwell
              and Richard B. Russell Lake, the minimal elevation
              marks the bottom of conservation storage or the top of
              the inactive pool.  Drought release reduction plans
              begin at or above the minimal elevation, at 656.0 feet
              at Lake Hartwell and at 470.0 feet for Richard B.
              Russell Lake.

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LONG-TERM FLOOD OUTLOOK...
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Therefore, given current antecedent conditions and long-range
precipitation guidance, the long-term flood outlook through the
end of April 2017 is as follows...

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REGION        RUNOFF            SMALL             MAINSTEM
              POTENTIAL         STREAMS           RIVERS

NC Piedmont   Near Normal     | Slight Blw Nrml | Below Normal
NC Foothills  Slight Blw Nrml | Slight Blw Nrml | Well-Below Normal
NC Nrn Mnts   Near Normal     | Near Normal     | NA
NC Cntl Mnts  Slight Blw Nrml | Below Normal    | Below Normal
NC Srn Mnts   Slight Blw Nrml | Slight Blw Nrml | Below Normal

SC Mnts       Slight Blw Nrml | Below Normal    | NA
SC Foothills  Slight Blw Nrml | Below Normal    | Well-Below Nrml
SC Piedmont   Slight Blw Nrml | Below Normal    | Well-Below Nrml

GA NE Mnts/   Slight Blw Nrml | Below Normal    | Well-Below Nrml
   Foothills
GA Piedmont   Below Normal    | Below Normal    | Well-Below Nrml

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...
===================

The precipitation analysis is derived from quality-controlled
gridded precipitation estimates produced at the Lower Mississippi
River Forecast Center (LMRFC) and the Southeast River Forecast
Center (SERFC).

The 1-10 day future precipitation is derived from guidance produced
by NWS Greenville-Spartanburg.

The long-term precipitation outlooks are derived from guidance
produced at the Climate Prediction Center (CPC).

Streamflow information is courtesy of the United States Geological
Survey (USGS).

Reservoir information is courtesy of Duke Energy...Georgia Power...
and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

The general outlook is produced in collaboration with the LMRFC and
the SERFC.

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NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
=====================

The next flood outlook will be issued by Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES...
=======================

For the latest LEVELS of streams and mainstem rivers across the
region please visit and bookmark:

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/
area.php?wfo=gsp&hydro_type=0&hsa_type=1

For the latest status of DROUGHT conditions across the region please
visit and bookmark:

http://weather.gov/gsp/drought

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COUNTY TO REGION LEGEND...
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..GEORGIA...
------------

COUNTY         REGION

Elbert         GA Piedmont
Franklin       GA Piedmont
Habersham      GA NE Mountains/Foothills
Hart           GA Piedmont
Rabun          GA NE Mountains/Foothills
Stephens       GA NE Mountains/Foothills

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..NORTH CAROLINA...
-------------------

COUNTY         REGION (SUBREGION)

Alexander      NC Foothills (Northern)
Avery          NC Northern Mountains
Buncombe       NC Central Mountains
Burke          NC Foothills (Northern)
Cabarrus       NC Piedmont (Southern)
Caldwell       NC Foothills (Northern)
Catawba        NC Foothills (Northern)
Cleveland      NC Piedmont (Southern)
Davie          NC Piedmont (Northwest)
Gaston         NC Piedmont (Southern)
Graham         NC Central Mountains
Haywood        NC Central Mountains
Henderson      NC Southern Mountains
Iredell        NC Piedmont (Northwest)
Jackson North  NC Central Mountains
Jackson South  NC Southern Mountains
Lincoln        NC Piedmont (Southern)
Macon          NC Southern Mountains
Madison        NC Central Mountains
McDowell       NC Foothills (Northern)
Mecklenburg    NC Piedmont (Southern)
Mitchell       NC Northern Mountains
Polk           NC Foothills (Southern)
Rowan          NC Piedmont (Northwest)
Rutherford     NC Foothills (Southern)
Swain          NC Central Mountains
Transylvania   NC Southern Mountains
Union          NC Piedmont (Southern)
Yancey         NC Northern Mountains

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..SOUTH CAROLINA...
-------------------

COUNTY         REGION (SUBREGION)

Abbeville      SC Piedmont (Lower)
Anderson       SC Piedmont (Northern)
Cherokee       SC Piedmont (Northern)
Chester        SC Piedmont (Eastern)
Greenville     SC Mountains/Foothills
Greenwood      SC Piedmont (Lower)
Laurens        SC Piedmont (Lower)
Oconee         SC Mountains/Foothills
Pickens        SC Mountains/Foothills
Spartanburg    SC Mountains/Foothills
Union          SC Piedmont (Eastern)
York           SC Piedmont (Eastern)

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MAINSTEM RIVER LEGEND...
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REGION        RIVER

NC Piedmont   Catawba       (Heavily Regulated)
              South Fork Catawba
              Rocky
              Yadkin        (Regulated)
NC Foothills  Broad         (Regulated)
              Catawba       (Regulated)
NC Nrn Mnts   NONE
NC Cntl Mnts  French Broad
              Little Tennessee
              Nantahala
              Oconaluftee
              Pigeon
              Tuckasegee
NC Srn Mnts   French Broad
              Green
              Little Tennessee
              Nantahala      (Regulated)
              Tuckasegee     (Regulated)

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QUESTIONS or COMMENTS...
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This product has undergone several revisions and enhancements during
the most recent flood outlook period.  Additional enhancements are
planned for future flood outlooks. Your feedback and recommendations
are encouraged in order to ensure this product meets user needs.
Please direct feedback, recommendations, questions, and comments to:

National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office - Greenville-Spartanburg
1549 GSP Drive
Greer SC 29651
Phone 864-848-9970 x234
joshua.palmer@noaa.gov

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JMP



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