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SW Georgia cleans up after rain-soaked Easter weekend

Albany--  Now, rivers and creeks are on the rise. Rising river water covers part of Albany's Riverfront Park. The Flint River is already over the sidewalk along the river and is climbing up the light poles.

The Flint was about a foot above flood stage this morning and is expected to crest Wednesday afternoon at 30.8 feet, which is almost 11 feet above flood stage.

Downstream, the Flint will top out at 6.5 feet above flood stage in Newton Saturday, and reach Bainbridge Sunday at just over a foot above flood stage.

A flood warning continues for Ochlocknee River at Thomasville. Moderate flooding is occurring and expected to continue for the Ochlocknee River near Thomasville, minor flooding is occurring, with a stage of 16.3 feet measured at 11 am Monday.

Minor flooding is forecast, with a maximum stage of 16.5 feet at 1 am Tuesday, which is 1.5 feet above flood stage. The stage will fall below flood stage at 8 pm Wednesday. At 17.0 feet, small country roads used mostly to access homes will begin to flood.

River flood warning continues for parts of the Ocmulgee River, near Hawkinsville, minor flooding is forecast. The latest stage was 18.8 feet at 7 am Monday. Flood stage is 20.0 feet. The forecast for the Ocmulgee River near Hawkinsville, the river will rise above flood stage around 3 pm Monday.

The river will continue to rise to near 23.0 feet by 1 pm Friday. At 25.0 feet, minor flooding occurs, with some roads closed with access to residences. Riverview road closes to residents.

For the Ocmulgee River near Abbeville, moderate flooding is forecast. The latest stage was 12.9 feet at 7 am Monday. Flood stage is 12.0 feet. The forecast for the Ocmulgee River near Abbeville, the river will rise to near 15.0 feet by 8 am Saturday. At 16.0 feet, flooding of farmlands, timberlands, and access roads will occur.


posted by dave.miller@walb.com

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