South Carolina Webcam to Monitor Frequent Flooding Spot at Whaley and Main

June 13th, 2012 by Mark

A new webcam has been set up in South Carolina to the monitor a spot that is frequently flooded during periods of heavy rainfall. It was set up by the US Geological Survey.

No flooding today at the corners of Whaley and Main.

The spot at Whaley and Main is often flooded because the Rocky Branch is the sole watershed in the area, and much of the surrounding area is covered by impervious surfaces like roads and concrete. So while the Rocky Branch does have a relatively small drainage area of 3 sq. miles, it still in constant danger of overflowing.

You can check out the webcam here. The picture is updated every 10 minutes. The US Geological Survey also provides other information about the level of the water for the past seven days.

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