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Tracking Flooding in Raleigh


Get an inside look at how our flood monitoring system works – We use gauges to track stream levels, cameras to monitor road flooding, and signs to notify resident when water reaches the road.

Storm Tracking

We track rainfall and stream levels when the forecast calls for heavy rain. This includes monitoring different locations along Walnut Creek and Crabtree Creek. We identify flooding conditions during a storm. This helps first responders close roads. And put other safety precautions in place, too.

    Using the Map

    Please avoid flooded areas (red circles on the map). In an emergency, call 911. You'll see green circles when the area is not flooding.

    You can also zoom in to see multiple layers. Or select the 'layer' icon on the top right of the map to turn on layers, like rain estimates. 

    View the map on arcgis.com

    Zoom in to see:

    • Where it's raining during a storm (You can click on the link in rain/stream gauge locations to see rain estimates);
    • Locations along creeks that flood;
    • Roads that flood;
    • Water levels tracked by US Geological Survey - including four fire stations in Raleigh; and,
    • Cameras/signs that monitor flooding near streams and floodprone areas.



    Scott Bryant, PE
    Stormwater Administrator - Planning & Business Operations

    Lead Department:
    Engineering Services
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