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Waccamaw River reaches major flood levels at 15-feet

(Source: National Weather Service) (Source: National Weather Service)
(Source: National Weather Service) (Source: National Weather Service)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a river flood assessment. Water is reported several feet deep in numerous homes near Black Creek. The Waccamaw River will begin to cause minor flooding of yards and an overflow of swamp, and natural boat landings will occur. 

According to reports, the Waccamaw River went into major flood stage and is projected to tie the 5th highest level on record for the river.

Impacts at 15-foot level. "Residential flooding will continue to worsen. Flooding also occurs in the basement of the government building at 4th Avenue and Kingston. The Conway Marina will be flooded. Railroad trestles in downtown Conway will flood at 15.9 feet."
 

The latest flood stage updates as of 1 p.m Saturday or later:

  • Black Creek near Quinby. Flood stage level at 10 feet. Flood waters begin to affect portions of East Black Creek Rd. 
  • Pee Dee River at Pee Dee. Flood stage 19 feet. Flood waters will affect swamp lands adjacent to the river.
  • Lynches river at Effingham. Flood stage is 14 feet. Flooding will affect low lying areas along the river. 
  • Pee Dee River at Cheraw. Flood stage is 30 feet. The higher begins to flood. Large areas of farmland and river bottom land will be flooded near Cheraw.
  • Black River at Kingstree. Flood stage is 12 feet. Flood waters will affect low lying areas along the river especially upstream from the Highway 52 bridge.
  • Waccamaw River near Conway. Flood stage is 15 feet. Residential flooding will continue to worsen. Flooding also occurs in the basement of the government building at 4th Avenue and Kingston. The Conway Marina will be flooded. Railroad trestles in downtown Conway will flood at 15.9 feet."
  • Little Pee Dee River near Galivants Ferry. Flood stage is 9 feet. Flood waters will begin to affect residential yards in the Fork Retch community upstream of Galivant’s Ferry near the town of Nichols. Swampland flooding becomes noticeable and natural boat landings will be flooded.
  • Lumber River at Lumberton. Flood stage is 13 feet. Low land flooding will occur along the river. The flood waters may affect some residential property as water backs up into the drainage ditches in the city.
  • Cape Fear River at W.O. Huske Lock. Flood stage is 42 feet. Water levels will top the navigational lock. Operations stop and the equipment must be removed. Minor flooding will occur on land adjacent to the left bank of the river.
  • Cape Fear River at Elizabethtown. Flood stage is 25 feet. Flood waters will reach the top of the navigational lock.
  • Cape Fear River at Lock 1. Flood stage is 24 feet. Lowland flooding will occur along the riverbed.
  • N.E. Cape Fear River near Burgaw. Flood stage is 10 feet. Flood waters cause minor flooding of Croomsbridge Road and Old Maple Hill Road. Some roads in River Bend and River Birch subdivsions become impassable.

For more information visit the National Weather Service.

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