CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Wright's Lake Dam in Clay County failed around 10 p.m. Friday, according to Clay County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.
No home or property flooding was reported, according to a Clay County Emergency Management press release. Additionally, no rise in water levels at County Road 209 Bridge over Peters Creek was noted.
A flash flood warning was put into effect by the NWS until 1 a.m. Saturday.
No evacuations were issued in the area.
Water from the 40 acre, man-made, private Wright's Lake off of County Road 315 was expected to flood the banks of Peter's Creek, which was closed to boating earlier Friday due to the dam's potential collapse. Peters Creek remains closed Saturday to all boating and recreational activities, the press release said.
"People around Peter's Creek should take action to move to higher ground away from the creek," the NWS urged in its 10 p.m. alert.
The Clay County Department of Public Safety initially alerted the National Weather Service on Friday that the head wall was beginning failing due to recent heavy rainfall in the area.
No residences are in danger of flooding, but "property owners immediately adjacent to the lower portion of Peter's Creek are advised to remain away from the creek until further notice," the initial alert stated.
The NWS is urging people to report flooding by calling them at 800-499-1594, or to law enforcement or the Clay County Emergency Management.
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