Severe flooding creates dangerous conditions for portion of Lake Wylie

Severe flooding creates dangerous conditions for portion of Lake Wylie

LAKE WYLIE, S.C. — Officials from the Lake Wylie Commission said Tuesday night that recent heavy rains, flooding and overflows at Mountain Island Dam have created hazardous conditions from the northernmost point in Lake Wylie to Tailrace Marina.

Homes have been flooded in this area and shoreline docks have been damaged.

The force of water entering Lake Wylie along the narrow channel has partially broken docks free from their moorings, officials said.

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Owners have struggled to secure docks and prevent them from becoming hazards to navigation.

Boaters are asked to exercise extreme caution and proceed slowly in the narrow channel.

Boaters can prevent further damage to affected properties by maintaining low or no wakes until dock owners can make permanent repairs.

“More rain is forecasted (sic) for the next few days, and additional releases from Mountain Island dam may be necessary,” officials said in a news release.

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