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So much for our 4-year drought.  The flood gates are open on the Catawba River dam near here.  This pic was taken from the SC 200 bridge April 10, 2003.  The river flow was over 38,000 cubic feet per minute (about 10 times the summertime flow) and rising by 2000 ft/hour at 4:00 p.m.  This pic was taken around 5:00 pm.  Nearly every car was stopping on the bridge and gawking in amazement.  This will get much bigger during the night as the rain falls and the river continues to swell.


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