Congaree park expects floodwaters over trails
Tue, 07 May 2013 15:07:06 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The Congaree National Park southeast of Columbia is expecting floodwaters over most of its trails this week.
The State newspaper reported the National Weather Service is expecting the highest flood levels in the park since 1988.
Flooding is expected on a number of rivers in South Carolina, including the Broad, Congaree, Enoree, Saluda and Santee.
Flooding at the park is expected to reach 19.5 feet early Wednesday. The highest level since a gauge was installed in 1984 was 21.5 feet in 1988.
The park's buildings will remain above the flood waters. Much of the boardwalk and all but the highest parts of the bluff trail will be under water.
Much of the park is a natural flood plain. The boardwalks are designed to withstand frequent flooding.
Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com