The Waccamaw River is still scheduled to crest mid next week, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service.
The swollen river was measured at 15.6 feet Thursday, and is expected to rise to 16.8 feet by next Tuesday. The record flood level for the river is 17.8 feet, a swell attributed to Hurricane Floyd.
“Flooding will worsen in the Lees Landing, Riverfront South, Pitch Landing and Savannah Bluff communities,” the Waccamaw forecast read. “Flood waters will begin to affect homes north of Conway on Riverside Drive. Swamps will be heavily flooded.”
The Little Pee Dee River has continued its slow process of lowering, meanwhile. Levels near Galivants Ferry were measured at 16.8 ft. at 11 a.m. on Thursday, down from a crest of 17.1 feet on Wednesday.
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The bridge for U.S. 501 at that location was open Thursday, though 104 other road closures were reported elsewhere in Horry County, many of them related to flooding issues.