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Riverfront survives rising waters

Albany- Riverfront Park was designed to handle flooding and that design seems to have worked.

The lower part of the park around the Greenway Trail is still soggy and muddy, but the walls, railings, and sidewalks survived recent high waters.

Parts of some light poles will have to be replaced, but ATI officials say there is less damage than they expected.

"We're asking the public to be patient and to try to refrain from using the park at this point until those areas are completely dried out and we'll be doing some resodding and whatnot," said ATI President Tommy Chatmon.

It's best if you stay off the grass and ground around the trail, but Turtle Grove Park is fine to use since it wasn't affected by the waters. The clean-up is expected to take no longer than a couple of weeks.

posted by brannon.stewart@walb.com