Stream Gauge Locations Rain Gauge Locations Rain Gauges at Fire Stations During a Storm Follow Water Levels
Stream Gauge Locations
There are 15 stream gauges along:
- Crabtree Creek;
- Pigeon House Branch (stream);
- Marsh Creek;
- Rocky Branch (stream); and,
- Walnut Creek.
We use most of the gauges to track flooding. Others track wet weather conditions to see impacts to the sanitary sewer system.
Stream flow and rainfall tracking is in partnership with US Geological Survey (USGS).
Rain Gauge Locations
There are rain gauges at all stream gauge locations except:
- Rose Lane;
- Ebenezer Church Road;
- Capital Boulevard; and,
- Anderson Drive.
|Crabtree Creek at Glenwood Avenue||Crabtree Valley Avenue, Generation Drive, Blue Ridge Road, and Creedmoor Road.|
|Crabtree Creek at Wake Forest Road||Noble Road, McNeil Street, and Rucker Street.|
|Walnut Creek||Buck Jones Road, Trailwood Drive, S. Wilmington Street, S. State Street, and Sunnybrook Road.|
Rain Gauges at Fire Stations
We installed new rain gauges at fire stations in Raleigh. We chose these locations because they provide 24/7 operations and are spread out across the city.
The rain gauges show how much rain has fallen in an area. Data will also help us predict how much rain may fall and cause water in creeks to rise. Now we can track flooding more efficiently.
- Easy access when repairing gauges.
- Better predictions on flooding for first responders.
- Efficient way to compare radar rainfall estimates with on-the-ground measurements.
- Fire Station 15 on Spring Forest Road
- Fire Station 18 on Morgans Way
- Fire Station 23 on Pinecrest Road
- Fire Station 26 on Barwell Road
During a Storm
Leading up to and during a storm we:
- Monitor rainfall and stream flow;
- Identify flooding impacts; and,
- Alert first responders early for road closures.
Stream gauges also help indicate whether or not a lake needs to be lowered before a storm to protect people and their properties.