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Flooding in Kershaw County
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The Fishing Creek Dam near Great Falls opened one of its floodgates to release excess water that eventually made its way to Lake Wateree. This floodgate was later raised to 20 feet. - photo by Johnny Deal/Bowtie Photography

The week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve brought more rain and flooding to Kershaw County. Local photographer Johnny Deal, who often contributes to our “Community Camera” page, took these photographs of flooding at Lake Wateree. These sometimes stark, and yet sometimes oddly beautiful, pictures are a testament to Mother Nature’s capriciousness even around the holidays.