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Waccamaw River in Conway breaks record flood level set in 1928

Socastee Swing Bridge - October 15th (Source: ?Dawne Dunton?) Socastee Swing Bridge - October 15th (Source: ?Dawne Dunton?)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The latest forecast for the Waccamaw River in Conway now has the river cresting this morning at a record breaking 17.9 feet. Breaking the old record of 17.8 feet from a hurricane in 1928.

Waccamaw River- Conway

As of Tuesday, the Waccamaw River was at 17.89 feet (major flood stage). The river is now expected to crest at 17.9 feet this morning. After the Waccamaw at Conway crests, the level stays very high, almost not dropping for the next several days. Even by Friday the river is forecast to still be at 16.5 feet, this is above the flooding last October. At 15 feet, residential flooding will continue to worsen, and the Conway Marina will be flooded. Railroad trestles in downtown Conway will flood at 15.9 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Flooding has also been observed in Bucksport, Socastee and where the Waccamaw meets the Intracoastal Waterway.

The Waccamaw River reached a crest of 16.2 feet in the October 2015 flood, and reached its highest-ever crest at 17.8 feet back on September 30, 1928.

Waccamaw River at Conway

Intracoastal Waterway in Socastee

The Waterway has seen a steady climb since Hurricane Matthew and has now set a new record. The water level as of Monday morning was 19.22 feet, above the old record of 16.8 feet. While the National Weather Service does not issue forecasts for the Waterway, we're expecting a slow rise through the middle of the week. We should see the water level crest sometime on Tuesday night or Wednesday. Flooding will likely get worse in these areas as the river continues to rise and many are encouraged to evacuate.

Waterway at Socastee

Drone video shot by photographer Robbie Bischoff shows the extent of flooding around the Socastee area, including the Swing Bridge on Hwy. 707:

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