Flood Stage classification revised on Dan River at Paces, South Boston

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has raised the flood stage classification for two forecast points along the Dan River.

The first is at Paces.

Originally, the Action Stage was listed at 18-feet. Minor Flood Stage was at 20-feet. Moderate Flood Stage was at 24-feet and Major Flood Stage was at 27-feet.

The new criteria raises each stage, some by several feet. Now, Action Stage is at 20-feet. Minor Flood Stage is at 22-feet. Moderate Flood Stage is at 29-feet and Major Flood Stage is at 35-feet.

The second revision is at South Boston.

Originally, Action Stage was at 15-feet. Minor Flood Stage was at 19-feet. Moderate Flood Stage was at 25-feet and Major Flood Stage was at 29-feet.

The new criteria raises each stage to the following levels. Now, Action Stage is at 18-feet. Minor Flood Stage is at 22-feet. Moderate Flood Stage is at 29-feet and Major Flood Stage is at 34-feet.

The National Weather Service worked with county officials from Halifax County as well as town officials from South Boston. The changes were a result of a detailed review of the observed impacts of numerous flooding events which occurred with previous flood stages.

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