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Flash Flood Watch issued, structural concerns reported at Lynchburg’s College Lake Dam

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Flash Flood Watch and says that structural concerns have been reported at Lynchburg’s College Lake Dam.

Officials say College Lake Dam operators reported their concerns around 1:15 p.m.

The Flash Flood Watch covers parts of Amherst and Campbell counties along Blackwater Creek below College Lake Dam. The warning is expected to go until 2 a.m.

Areas downstream from the dam should be prepared for flooding, officials say.

According to Lynchburg Water Resources, the dam is at Stage 2 and they believe it will revert to Stage 1 in the next hour.

Officials with Lynchburg Water Resources are warning residents that roads could start to flood.


Source: WSLS News 10

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