Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
September 28, 2007
Bainbridge-- On Monday, scientists and the city of Bainbridge will celebrate the anniversary of that gauge's role in providing important information for public safety and resource management.
A Bainbridge native, Dr. Oscar Jackson is a member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Tri- state Water Issues. He says in the last 100 years, some things have changed for the stream gauge here on the Flint River. "It's been serviced by local people. They read it and phoned in the measurements of the river for a long time," recalls Jackson.
And while everything is automated now, many things have remained constant. "It checks the height of the water, the flows of the river." And even measures the amount of precipitation that falls.
This gauge is just one of 27 in the Flint River Basin, but as the most downstream, it plays a vital role "Its extremely important to know how much water is coming down the Flint River and going into Lake Seminole," Jackson explains. He says there is a large amount of spring water flowing into the river between Albany and Bainbridge. "This spring water increases the flows into Lake Seminole which go on down into the Apalachicola River and we have to know that information," says Jackson.
This critical information determines decisions for the tri-state agreement between Georgia, Florida and Alabama. And Jackson says the gage will continue to play an important role. He says, "Even more so, because the hydrology of this area is extremely complicated. The relationship between surface water and ground water."
So through times of drought like today, or floods of years past the stremgage has been here to measure it all, and will continue to on into the future.
The 100th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Monday, October 1, at 2:00 p.m. in Cheney Griffin Park next to the Flint River.