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September 6, 2004

Albany-- Monday the river flowed quickly pasted the Radium Springs Golf course, which often suffers minor flooding in heavy rains. But, just how high the water will go is still a guess game depending on how much rain we get.

"We're hoping the six or seven inches of rain that is predicted will be spread out over a 24 hour period. If not, we would need some sandbags," said Albany Public Works Director Phil Roberson.

And public works crews are packed sandbags today. In Lee County, Georgia Power lowered the Kinchafoonee Creek about two feet to stop flooding there. The creek at Leesburg is predicted to rise one foot above the flood stage by Wednesday.

We want to stress no major flooding is expected, but that could change if Frances stalls out over Georgia. Emergency officials don't expect any evacuations because flooding.

posted at 5:40PM by dave.miller@walb.com