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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

December 16, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Kinchafoonee and Muckalee Creeks in Lee County are receding, much to the relief of people who live near them.

Water no longer covers Creekside Drive now that the Kinchafoonee is falling. It was impassible Monday. It will likely be another couple of days before yards dry out.

Some people had to use boats to get to their homes. 

"We don't think we'll have to redo the driveway," Charlotte Swain. "We're probably going to build it up a little bit more and there will be a little bit of wash away and there will be some debris, but since the water wasn't actually rushing it just kind of rose slowly it will go back down the same way."

The Kinchafoonee Creek crested at 17.3 feet, four feet over the flood stage, leaving at least a dozen homes surrounded by water and several with damages.

The Muckalee Creek crested just shy of flood stage damaging two homes.

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