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Putney waters recede in time for more rain

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - With the recent rains, Dougherty County Public Works crews are keeping a close eye on areas of the county that flooded earlier this spring.

Last week, water levels finally receded enough to stop pumping Putney. The holding ponds in the Radium Springs area have been pumped down far enough so pumps can be removed, and problems repaired to prevent future flooding.

"We're looking at what can be done to maybe upgrade the system to be able to handle an event like it did before even better," said Chuck Mathis, Dougherty County Public Works Assistant Director.

Managers say, they're looking at improving or replacing pumps in some areas of the county where aging pumps have caused problems, but that can be costly.

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