Floodwaters force several boats over spillway in Mount Holly

Floodwaters force several boats over spillway in Mount Holly

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

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

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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.

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