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RIVER FLOODING: All rivers falling into the weekend

One exception: The Roanoke river in Williamston will hold steady the next several days
The Tar river in Greenville is expected to reach major flood stage Sunday
The Tar river in Greenville is expected to reach major flood stage Sunday(Jim Howard)
Published: Nov. 12, 2020 at 1:30 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 26, 2021 at 11:56 AM EST
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Updated 12:00 PM Friday:

Tar River Forecast

Greenville

Currently: 16.28 ft. and falling

Crested: Monday morning at 18.94 ft. (moderate flood stage). This would be about 10 feet below Floyd’s record crest of 29.74 ft. in 1999 and 5 feet below Matthew’s 24.50 foot crest in 2016. It will be most similar to last November’s major flood when the river crested at 19.9 ft.

Impacts: At 17.0 feet, Water inundates some secondary roads near the river. Much of River Park North is flooded. Water approaches and surrounds homes at the east end of River Drive in Greenville.

Tarboro

Currently: 20.18 ft. and falling

Crested: Sunday (2/21) at 27.48 ft. (moderate flood stage)

Impacts: At 20.0 feet, lowland flooding begins south of Daniel street in east Tarboro. At 24.0 feet, moderate flooding begins in Tarboro. River road is underwater and flooding begins on east Wilson and St David streets.

Neuse River Forecast

Kinston

Currently: 19.07 ft. and slowly falling

Crested: Wednesday morning at 19.65 ft. (moderate flood stage)

Impacts: At 18.0 feet, Widespread lowland flooding adjacent to the river. Water approaches some secondary roads over the southeast sections of Kinston. Campgrounds and picnic areas at the Nature Center in Kinston are inundated.

Goldsboro

Currently: 18.98 ft. and falling

Crested: Sunday (2/22) at 21.96 ft. (moderate flood stage)

Impacts: At 20.0 feet, Arrington Bridge road and access roads around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flood. At 21.0 feet, Riverview Trailer Park homes and Stevens Mill Road begin to flood. At 22.0 feet, Flooding begins on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

Contentnea Creek Forecast

Hookerton

Currently: 13.81 ft. and slowly falling

Crested: Saturday (2/20) at 15.83 ft. (moderate flood stage)

Impacts: At 13.0 feet, Minor flooding of low lying areas adjacent to creek can be expected. Several homes threatened by water in northwest Greene County near HWY 58.

Roanoke River Forecast

Williamston

Currently: 12.19 ft. and steady

Projected Crest: Friday morning at 12.30 ft. (minor flood stage)

Impacts: At 13.0 feet, Minor flooding of low lying areas adjacent to creek can be expected. Several homes threatened by water in northwest Greene County near HWY 58.

Trent River Forecast

Trenton

Currently: 15.57 ft. and falling

Crested: 22.19 ft. Saturday afternoon.

Impacts: At 13.5 feet, Some homes near the river near Free Bridge Road are threatened. At 14.0 feet, farmland and fields are flooded along the river. Water inundates the Trent River Campground. At 19.0 feet, Water inundates Trent street and Landfill road. Significant flooding of Trenton Community Park is also expected. Musselshell creek backs up and may close highway 41 north of town. At 24.0 feet, homes and businesses on Landfill Road are inundated. Trent Street is impassable, and water surrounds several homes and businesses in Trenton. Musselshell Creek backs up and floods Henderson Road as well as Highway 41 north of town.

NE Cape Fear River Forecast

Chinquapin

Currently: 11.32 ft. and falling

Crested: Saturday at 16.39 ft. (minor flood stage)

Impacts: At 13.0 feet, Low land flooding adjacent to the river and its tributaries is expected. River access docks are impacted as well.