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Recent rainfall puts rivers at flood warning

(Source: National Weather Service) (Source: National Weather Service)
(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 reported several rivers that are currently at flood stage due to recent rainfall.

NWS said, a number of rivers across our area are currently in, or are forecast to reach flood stage, as recent rainfall across the Carolinas has lead to increased river levels. The following rivers currently under river flood warnings are:

  • Cape Fear River at Elizabethtown
  • Black Creek River at Quinby
  • Black River at Kingstree
  • Cape Fear River at William O Huske Lock & Dam 3
  • Northeast Cape Fear River near Burgaw
  • Lumber River near Lumberton
  • Little Pee Dee River at Galivants Ferry
  • Waccamaw River at Conway
  • Great Pee Dee River at Pee Dee

Water will begin to cause minor flooding of yards and a few roads in the Lees Landing, Pitch Landing, Savannah Bluff, and Riverfront South communities. Overflow of vast uninhabited swamp and natural boat landings will occur.

According to a graph from the NWS, the action stage of flooding is 10 feet.

11 ft=Flood stage

12 ft =Moderate flood stage 

14 ft=Major Flood Stage

For the latest river levels and forecasts, visit here.

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