Oxford Dam on the Catawba River had one gate fully open and seven gates partially open Monday morning to help ease the water levels on Lake James, Lake Rhodhiss and Lake Hickory. All were at full pond or more.

Scotty Powell, meteorologist for Carolina Weather Group, says flash flooding in Catawba County should come to an end after today, but river flooding will still be a concern.  

Parts of Catawba County saw 10 inches of rain since Friday and might get two more inches tonight.

Western Catawba County saw 7-10 inches of rain from Friday at 7 a.m. to Monday at 7 a.m. with Mountain View seeing 14.49 inches of rain, according to Powell.

Powell said tomorrow should be a good day with only a little rain off and on throughout the day, but the storms might return on Wednesday adding more flooding issues.

By this weekend river flooding will become a concern with the runoff from the mountains reaching Catawba County, Powell said. This could cause more flooding and damage to the area.

Powell said drivers should be reminded to not drive through water.

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