South Fork Catawba River

Charlotte Observer
10:05 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Community Battles Flood Waters In Cramerton

Flooding in downtown Cramerton on Monday. The Catawba river crested seven feet above flood stage early Monday.
Credit Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

The worst flooding in 40 years sent water from the South Fork Catawba River to the edge of homes and businesses in the Gaston County town of Cramerton early Monday, but a a community-wide sandbagging effort by volunteers appeared to prevent serious damage.

  Water levels began dropping around sunrise, but authorities say they expect the river to remain above flood level for the rest of the day.

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