Canoochee River flooding creates problems for residents - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Canoochee River flooding creates problems for residents

Posted: Updated:

For some the rain is an inconvenience, for others it's much more than just a nuisance.

Folks in Groveland say the rising river waters are costing farmers time and money.

The Groveland Landing boat ramp off Hwy 280 on the Evans and Bryan County border is under water. The Canoochee river is currently under a flood warning and the flood stage reached 12 feet on Monday. It is expected to rise throughout the week. Officials are continuing to monitor the rising waters and no road closures have been reported.

"When the river rises that high and the roads are expected to flood, farmers can't really get in the field and plow. It is the spring of the year, when they need to be breaking the kang up for plowing. It will cause the tractor to bog down and not get in the field. There will be a lot of delays in the farming," said Buddy Burnsed, Groveland.

The river is expected to rise to nearly 14 feet by Thursday. There are currently several flood warnings for areas near the Canoochee River and the Ogeechee River.

Copyright 2013 WTOC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow