From drought to damp; some now worry about flooding

From drought to damp; some now worry about flooding

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by GREG ARGOS / NewsChannel 36
E-mail Greg: GArgos@WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on September 27, 2010 at 12:55 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Though the Charlotte area is still technically in a drought, some people in the Myers Park area are worried about possible flooding.

Part of Little Sugar Creek runs through the area. Its water levels are rising quickly due to the heavy rains that have hit the area in the past 24 hours.

“Usually when it rains out here in the greenway, it’ll flood out if it rains for a few hours,” says Paul McCauley, who was riding his bike with his son Jonathan.

Despite the rain, McCauley says he is glad to have cooler, wetter weather. He says the rain is helping out his lawn, which has browned due to the heat and dry weather.

The North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council still lists Mecklenburg County and much of the surrounding area as in a “moderate drought.”

An updated report is due Tuesday.


 

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