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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

Lee County, GA (WALB) - Lee County officials are closely watching the Kinchafoonee Creek, but they don't expect any major flooding problems.

Right now, Emergency Management Agemncy officials expect the Kinchafoonee to crest at 14 feet Wednesday. 

Flood stage along the creek is 13 feet, but last December the creek got above 17 feet, and water only reached one carport.

Now, officials watch the rain expected Tuesday and Wednesday to see how much higher that will push the Creek over its banks.

"At this point, if we get that rain it could well exceed the 17 feet that we had in December," said Lee County EMA Director, Fire Chief James Howell. "If the rain goes south of us, then we are still going to be safe, it looks like."

Chief Howell and EMA officials will keep a close watch on the Kinchafoonee Creek.  The Muckalee Creek is low and not expected to flood.

      • Click HERE to monitor creek and river levels in 10 Country.

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