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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Southeast River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Waccamaw River near Conway are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.16 ft on 09/26/2018
(2) 17.89 ft on 10/18/2016
(3) 17.81 ft on 09/30/1928
(4) 17.61 ft on 09/27/1999
(5) 16.20 ft on 10/10/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.60 ft on 02/27/2021
(2) 12.17 ft on 02/17/2021
(3) 12.31 ft on 01/16/2021
(4) 12.42 ft on 11/26/2020
(5) 11.59 ft on 11/14/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.71 ft on 01/18/1920
(2) 3.71 ft on 01/21/1928
(3) 3.71 ft on 01/29/1934
(4) 3.81 ft on 12/30/1909
(5) 3.81 ft on 12/01/1933
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21 Water levels about 2 feet higher than Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Floyd in 1999. May flood U.S. 501 Bypass in Conway.
19 Flooding similar to Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
15 Residential flooding will continue to worsen. The Conway Marina will be flooded. Railroad trestles in downtown Conway will flood at 15.9 feet.
14 Flood waters will worsen and affect several residential properties and roads at Riverfront South, Lees Landing, Savannah Bluff, Pitch Landing, Jackson Bluff and Bucksville.
13 Flooding will occur in residential areas off Business 501, Highway 905 and Highway 90. Water levels one foot deep will surround approximately 20 homes in the Savannah Bluff area. Flood waters will also surround homes in the Lees Landing, Pitch Landing and Riverfront South communities. Flooding will occur near a few homes on Oak Street as well as at Punch Bowl and Pitch Landing.
12 Flooding will worsen in the Lees Landing, Riverfront South, Pitch Landing and Savannah Bluff communities. Flood waters will begin to affect homes north of Conway on Riverside Drive. Swamps will be heavily flooded.
11 Water will begin to cause minor flooding of yards and a few roads in the Lees Landing, Pitch Landing, Savannah Bluff, and Riverfront South communities. Overflow of vast uninhabited swamp and natural boat landings will occur.

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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) 7 Day (NAEFS) 7 Day (GEFS)
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Note: The official hydrograph at the top of this web page was made by a river forecaster using past rainfall and forecast rainfall for the next 48 hours. The Potential River Level graphics are computer generated and most useful for rain expected beyond 48 hours.

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