Rivers throughout the Southeast United States could reach flooding levels this week, and South Carolina is no exception.
Persistent rain that is predicted to continue until the weekend is threatening to cause flooding. Some minor flooding has already begun in certain areas of the state. The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for the following rivers:
Congaree RIver at Carolina Eastman, which affects Calhoun, Lexington and Richland counties
Congaree RIver at Congaree National Park-Gadsden, which affects Calhoun and Richland counties
Wateree RIver at Lake Wateree, which affects Fairfield, Kershaw and Lancaster counties
Lighter rain than in previous days and lower dam discharge flows have helped bring the water levels of the Congaree and Wateree down some, but the rivers are still in flood stage, according to a NWS report.