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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Santee River near Jamestown are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 33.00 ft on 07/26/1916
(2) 32.00 ft on 04/15/1936
(3) 30.00 ft on 08/26/1928
(4) 29.80 ft on 10/10/1929
(5) 23.37 ft on 02/14/2020
(6) 22.84 ft on 03/28/2003
(7) 22.82 ft on 01/06/2016
(8) 22.80 ft on 09/26/1945
(9) 22.13 ft on 10/10/2015
(10) 21.87 ft on 03/09/1987
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.55 ft on 03/16/2024
(2) 19.61 ft on 01/18/2024
(3) 12.63 ft on 06/29/2023
(4) 14.35 ft on 05/06/2023
(5) 12.80 ft on 04/18/2023
(6) 12.58 ft on 02/20/2023
(7) 13.63 ft on 02/03/2023
(8) 13.25 ft on 12/28/2022
(9) 11.10 ft on 04/24/2022
(10) 14.64 ft on 04/14/2022
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.63 ft on 12/22/2012
(2) 1.04 ft on 06/28/2015
(3) 1.05 ft on 11/18/2014
(4) 1.15 ft on 10/30/2017
(5) 1.21 ft on 08/14/2016
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24 water will start to enter the lower level of the home at the end of Lawton Farm Lane.
22 water will surround the residence at the end of Crow Hill Drive and portions of the road will be covered with water due to backwater effects. The lower three quarters of a mile of Corner Loop Road is flooded and a few homes will be impacted. Water will restrict access to Belleflower Way and Belladonna Court and approach a few homes in the Belleflower Plantation subdivision. The residence at the end of Lawton Farm Lane is also surrounded by water and the lower portion of Old Gate Lane is covered by water.
19 the lower quarter mile of Lawton Farm Lane is impassable.
18 the boat landing at the end of Santee Landing Road will be inaccessible. The lower half mile of Corner Loop Road will be impassable due to backwater effects from Pole Branch Creek. Water covers the lower quarter mile of Lawton Farm Lane.
17 the lower half mile of Harris Landing Road is flooded and impassable and the residence at the end of the road is flooded. Lenuds Ferry boat landing at Highway 41 is inaccessible and the parking lot is flooded.
16 water surrounds the residence at the end of Harris Landing Road and the adjacent boat ramp is inaccessible.
12 several dirt logging roads are impassable.
10 water covers numerous logging roads and inundates timber land adjacent to the river. Most access points to Wee Tee State Forest are cut off.
(1) View of gage on HWY 41 bridge from right bank of river. Stage at time of photo was 2.0 feet.
(2) Flooded boat ramp on Highway 41 at stage 17.0 ft.
(3) View downstream from Highway 41 bridge at stage 17.0 ft.
(4) View of gage on bridge from right bank. River was in minor flood at 11.3 feet.
(5) Downstream view of gage from right bank. River is at 2.0 feet.
(6) Upstream view from right bank. River is at 2.0 feet.
(7) Looking upstream toward boat ramp. River is in minor flood at 11.3 feet.
(8) Looking downstream while river is in minor flood at 11.3 feet.
(9) Record flooding during spring of 2003. Stage was around 24 feet at time of picture.
(10) Another view of record 2003 flooding.

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