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Flooding along Cape Fear River impacts interests along river

Flood waters from the Cape Fear River have affected interests along the river this week including farm land and business interests. Hobby Greene, who owns Greene’s Pond and rents a cabin to folks there, said the flooding has impacted his ability to rent his cabin. Greene shared some photos of the flooding at Greene’s Pond and the boat landing at Tory Hole Park with www.bladenonline.com.

As flooding on the Cape Fear River is beginning to ebb, the forecast is for more rain to finish out the week then cooler temps will follow.

The forecast, as of Tuesday afternoon, calls for an 80 percent chance of rain on Wednesday, a 40 percent chance of rain on Thursday and turning cooler with a 40 percent chance of rain on New Year’s Day.

On Monday afternoon, Meteorologist Tim Armstrong with the National Weather Service Office in Wilmington said that the weather service has three monitoring points along the Cape Fear River located at each Lock and Dam along the river. Armstrong said that the river is expected to recede below flood stage at the William O’ Huske Lock and Dam No. 3 near the Cumberland County line.

“The river is falling and should drop below flood stage Tuesday afternoon,” said Armstrong on Monday.

He anticipated the river dropping below flood stage at the William O’ Huske Lock and Dam No. 2 near Elizabethtown on Wednesday. Armstrong added the river should crest below flood stage at the William O’ Huske Lock and Dam No. 1 near Riegelwood on Wednesday.

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