Little Pee Dee River Dries Up

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David Hucks
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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

The drought in our area is being felt across multiple counties. This drought is causing the Little Pee Dee River to completely dry up at Davis Landing.

A Facebook post by Local Life Outdoors shows just how low the water table in the river stands.

Davis Landing is located 6 miles down a dirt road off Highway 41 nears Rains Centenary, SC. The river is the divide between Horry County and Marion County.

Locals in both Horry and Marion Counties are praying that rain from Hurricane Beryl will move east towards the headwaters of the river.

The Little Pee Dee River is a tributary of the Great Pee Dee River. The river originates in the North Carolina mountains and empties into Georgetown’s Winyah Bay. The Little Pee Dee River meanders through Marlboro, Dillon, and Marion counties.

Davis Landing

Picture provided by our friends at Local Life Outdoors

Should tropical storm rains from Beryl get as far west as NC, some help for the river table at Davis Landing could occur.

Hurricane Beryl is project to rapidly head North, then later East.

This is how the Little Pee Dee River normally looks

Davis Landing

While rivers work like an accordian, rising and falling constantly, the above pictures a normal water height for the Little Pee Dee River.

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