Flood warnings are now in effect all along the Catawba river from central McDowell County into Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties.
Lake and reservoir observations along the river continue to report above full pool elevations. With more rain expected this afternoon, further rising waters are possible.
One area of particular concern is the South Fork Catawba river. The observations at Lowell showed a depth near its flood stage of 10 feet. Residents and visitors along the river should use caution and continue to monitor the weather situation throughout the day.