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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Dougherty County Emergency Management Officials continue to keep a close eye on the rising Flint River. But it's not expected to flood any homes or businesses.

At noon the river was flowing quickly at a height of 24.39 feet.

Much of the Riverwalk in that area is underwater, including the covered portion under the railroad bridge behind the Riverquarium.

The National Weather Service forecasts the Flint to crest at 27.7 feet Thursday. That should not cause any problems other than the park flooding downtown. 

"As long as it stays under 28 we should be OK," said Dougherty Co. EMA Director James Carswell. "But each day we look at the prediction and they raise them a little bit more. We'll breath a little easier when it crests, and starts to go down."

If the Flint River goes above 28 feet, it could force Albany Public Works to close the South Gate and the Joshua Street Gates on the waste water plants.

But it is still well below the level that would flood any buildings in Albany.



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