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Forecasts for the Lumber River near Nichols 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: 26
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.36 ft on 09/20/2018
(2) 27.01 ft on 10/11/2016
(3) 21.30 ft on 12/19/2018
(4) 20.08 ft on 11/24/2018
(5) 19.71 ft on 01/05/2019
(6) 19.53 ft on 01/10/2019
(7) 18.27 ft on 10/11/2018
(8) 17.53 ft on 09/17/2017

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.53 ft on 01/10/2019
(2) 19.71 ft on 01/05/2019
(3) 21.30 ft on 12/19/2018
(4) 20.08 ft on 11/24/2018
(5) 18.27 ft on 10/11/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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27 Nearly all of Nichols will be flooded. Water levels in Nichols and on the Horry County side of the river will be similar to those observed after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Florence in 2018.
26 Much of Nichols will be flooded and many areas will be isolated due to flooding. The highest spots along Mullins Street and Highway 9 will remain dry.
25 Flooding worsens in all parts of Nichols. Many areas along Mullins Street from Main Street to Awt Road will experience minor to moderate flooding and Mullins Street may be flooded. Areas along Highway 9 on the east and north side of town will also experience minor to moderate flooding.
24 Flooding begins along Pee Dee Street, South Nichols Street, North Nichols Street, South Main Street, Kemper Road, Tupelo Street, and along Mullins Street near Awt Road. Flooding worsens along Maple Street and Awt Road. River Road and Drowning Creek Drive may only be accessible by boat.
23 Flooding begins in on the Nichols side of the river along Waccamaw Street, Burney Street, Averette Street, Maple Street, and Awt Road near U.S. 76. Flooding worsens along River Road and Drowning Creek Drive.
22 River Road and Drowning Creek Drive are almost completely flooded and residences in the area may be cutoff by flooding.
21 Flooding worsens along River Road and begins along Drowning Creek Drive.
20 Minor flooding along River Road east of Nichols on the Horry County side of the river begins.
19 Flooding of lowlands along the river and nearby tributaries begins.

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