Flooding for Chattooga River

..Forecast flooding increased from Minor to Moderate severity… The Flood Warning continues for the Chattooga River near Summerville.

* From Thursday morning to Friday morning. * At 8:45 PM EDT Wednesday the stage was 7.1 feet. * Flood stage is 14 feet. * Moderate flooding is forecast. * Forecast…The river is expected to rise above flood stage just after midnight tonight to a crest of 19.3 feet early Thursday afternoon. It will then fall below flood stage Friday morning. * Impact…At 19 feet, Significant flooding expands further into woodlands and fields along the river upstream and downstream from the gage on Rome Boulevard. In Trion…portions of the parking lot at Mount Vernon Mills…yards of homes on First and Second Streets near the levee…and athletic fields off Dalton Street are flooded with two feet of water. The water reaches the personnel office foundation at Mount Vernon Mills. Also near Lyerly…portions of Lyerly Dam Road near the river are flooded with two feet of water.