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Flood relief for Lee County

LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Flood relief is coming to part of Lee County. Flooding is a problem in the North Doublegate and Oakland Parkway area during heavy rain.

Tuesday night, county commissioners approved a new drainage system to handle the runoff and push it into a holding pond that will be expanded.

Commissioner Ed Duffy said, "The North Doublegate basin is in my district, and it floods. With this project being approved tonight, all the water from the North Doublegate basin will flow under Highway 82."

Oakland Plantation Partners, which is developing property in the area for commercial growth, will pay for most of the project. The county will pay $160,000 from SPLOST revenue.

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