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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Wateree River near Camden are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Lake Wateree Dam Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 35
Moderate Flood Stage: 29
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 40.40 ft on 07/18/1916
(2) 40.40 ft on 07/16/1916
(3) 39.70 ft on 08/26/1908
(4) 36.63 ft on 04/07/1936
(5) 36.00 ft on 10/03/1929
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.48 ft on 04/08/2022
(2) 25.44 ft on 03/02/2021
(3) 29.13 ft on 11/15/2020
(4) 29.16 ft on 05/30/2020
(5) 29.20 ft on 05/30/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.34 ft on 09/21/2003
(2) 0.06 ft on 09/07/1993
(3) 0.11 ft on 07/17/1998
(4) 0.13 ft on 05/25/2001
(5) 0.13 ft on 08/10/1997
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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41 The Southern Railroad near Wateree may be flooded.
39 Southern Railroad traffic downstream from Camden and in the Eastover area may be affected.
35 Fairview Plant Road near the river floods. Flood water backs up into Five and Twenty Mile Creek west of Camden.
32 Livestock may become cut off on small islands downstream from Camden.
29 Portions of the Invista Plant property in Lugoff become flooded.
27 Access road in the Wild Turkey Lane Community near Camden becomes flooded. River bottomland between Camden and Lugoff begins to flood.
(1) River Gage on the Wateree River near Camden
(2) Looking Upstream on the Wateree at Camden
(3) River Gage on the Wateree River near Camden
(4) Looking Downstream on the Wateree at Camden

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Potential River Levels - Used to
Potential River Levels
Used to Estimate the Chance of Flooding and the Range of Possible River Levels
10 Day (HEFS) 10 Day (NAEFS) 10 Day (GEFS)
HEFS Ensemble NAEFS Ensemble GEFS Ensemble

Note: Use the official hydrograph at the top of this web page for river levels within the next 72 hours.

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Data courtesy of the United State Geological Survey and Duke Energy.

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