Flooding continues at Falls Lake after dam opened

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Water gushing out of the dam (WTVD)

Flooding continues to plague parts of the Triangle even though it's been drying out after the massive amount of rain recently. The Army Corps of Engineers has opened the dam by Falls Lake to release some of the rain and it caused flooding in many spots along the Neuse River Greenway Trail.

Water is gushing out of the dam near Old Falls of Neuse Road.

"I have never seen it like this," said north Raleigh resident Karen Vaughn.

"The water's jumping up on where you walk at over here," said Angela Bailey. "It's crazy."

Parts of the trail, as well as pedestrian bridges and parking lots are completely under water after the dam was opened.

"I'm missing my ride today. If it wasn't flooded I'd be riding today. I don't care how cold it is," said north Raleigh resident Randy Bass.

"I took so many pictures the other day because I was in shock. It's just flooded everywhere," said Vaughn. "It's awful. I don't have my walking trail right now."

The recent persistent rain caused the water levels to significantly rise. The Army Corps of Engineers told ABC11 that on Friday, the water levels were 10 feet above normal elevation. It was the fifth time in the lake's history the level got so high.

The Army Corps of Engineers says they will continue to release water from the dam for the next couple of weeks.

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