Sun Jul 5, 2020

Watching and worrying: double-punch of heavy rains, Bertha causing rise in area waterways

Many piers were nearly under water at Lake Waccamaw by Thursday morning as the water level continued rising. Staff photo by Stuart Rogers

Heavy rains last week, combined with the remnants of Tropical Storm Bertha, are bringing worrisome water levels to several soggy Columbus communities.

Bertha came ashore in South Carolina Wednesday, passing mostly to the west of Columbus County. The heavy rains added to river basins and swamps that were already at

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