The recent flooding along the Catawba river chain will go down as one of the top floods along the chain on record. In most cases the lake levels reached this week were the highest or 2nd highest on record. The most recent comparison was in 2004 when the remnants of hurricane Francis came through or the flooding back in 2007 due to days of heavy thunderstorms.
Here’s a lake by lake view of the lakes and their peak level reached this week. I also put the all-time ranking for crests. Lets start at the top of the chain in the foothills and work our way down into South Carolina.