(Danville, Va.) — The National Weather Service this afternoon has significantly lowered its river flood projections for the Dan River at all points, including Danville. For Danville, moderate flooding is now expected. The river may briefly reach major flood stage on Tuesday, but it will not last long.
The flood warning from the National Weather Service remains in place for Danville. At 4:15 p.m., the river level was at 20.63 feet. The river level is projected to continue rising to near 25.5 feet by early Tuesday afternoon. A crest of 25.5 feet would compare to the crest of 25.3 on April 25, 2017.
The river will fall below flood stage early Thursday morning, according to the current projection by the National Weather Service. Minor flooding in Danville begins at 17 feet. Moderate flooding begins at 20.5 feet. Major flooding begins at 25.5 feet.