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Lake, river under flood warning
Cedar Creek Gate
The seemingly endless rain continues to cause problems, this time with significant flooding on the Wateree River and Lake Wateree. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Thursday morning for Lake Wateree and the Wateree River near Lake Wateree, advising area residents to take appropriate precautions. “As of 11:45 a.m. Thursday, the lake level at Lake Wateree measured 104.5 feet, over the 100 foot flood stage, and is expected to rise to 106 feet over the next 9-12 hours,” according to an NWS press release.