New record for lowest water level in Washington; Pantego Creek dry in Belhaven

WASHINGTON, NC (WITN) - Strong northeast winds across Eastern Carolina are causing some river banks to become high and dry.

Parts of Pantego Creek in Belhaven were so dry Friday that girls were out on the creek bed collecting small founder and putting them back into the water.

In Washington, the Pamlico River has set a new record for the lowest water level. The river stands at -3.81 feet, breaking the old 1989 record of -3.70 feet.

Multiple boats are out in the middle of the Pamlico River on a sandbar Friday morning.

The strong winds are pushing the water out. At the Washington boat ramp the ramp is hardly in any water at all.

Similar problems are also occurring in New Bern at both Union Point Park and Lawson Creek Park where water from both the Neuse and Trent rivers are being pushed out.