• Floodwaters force several boats over spillway in Mount Holly

    By: Ken Lemon

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    MOUNTY HOLLY, N.C. - Channel 9 learned floodwaters on Mountain Island Lake forced several boats over a spillway in Mount Holly on Monday.        

    [FORECAST: Flood threat remains as Charlotte region enters day 4 of rain]

    Water at the Cowans Ford dam was released to ease the flooding in Catawba County.

    The release plus heavy rain caused the water to rise at the Riverbend Boat Ramp. Emergency officials have shut down the boat landing for the next 24 hours.

    [RELATED: Some residents along Catawba River evacuate homes as rain continues]

    >> Watch the video above as we speak with boat owners about the problems they faced Monday morning.

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