Flood Prone Areas of Watauga County

*Editor's note September 26, 2018- Since this site, and the associated social media outlets, report extensively on local weather conditions there has been a surge of questions this summer regarding which locations in Boone and the county flood. This reference page has been on my mind to do for the last several years but finally, put the plan in action after the remnants of Hurricane Florence. Much like researching and compiling the information for the High Country Earthquake History page, High Country Tornado Data page and the Boone Wind Gust History page I realized there was not an easily found online local resource to provide flooding information. As you can see in the disclaimer below this page is published as an advisory tool only. Thanks, Kenneth Reece*

Below is a list of areas that easily flood prone during heavy rain and storm events. This page is provided as an advisory tool for flood hazard awareness.  The information SHOULD NOT be used as the primary resource for making official flood zone determinations for insurance, lending, or other related purposes. The list does not necessarily identify all areas subject to flooding but will be updated to reflect locations as needed.

The flood information locations contained on this site is based on previous reporting by this outlet, information from local law enforcement and EMS officials and input via social media.



Boone airport area

Moose Lodge/Deerfield area

Convocation Center to Boone Mall to Walmart areas – along but not limited to highway 321

Zeb Street area to Bavarian Village

Ingles to Super 8 along highway 105

Casey Lane bridge

Brookshire Road

New River Hills

 the intersection of Hwy 421 and Hwy 194 near New Market Center/Perkinsville intersection at Jefferson Road


Watauga County

Watauga River Road

Valle Crucis School area

Shull's Mill near old Turnpike/Hound Ears area

Roby Greene Road

Dell Coffey Rd near Roby Greene Rd

River Road

Herb Thomas Road at the Watauga River

 old Cove Creek School/Sugar Grove

along old highway 421 in Zionville

Low water bridges:

Dewitt Barnett Road bridge

Guy Ford Road bridge

Hubert Thomas Road bridge