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LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

Lee County Code Enforcement has canceled this weekend's annual 'Rivers Alive' event because of high water levels and rapid water movement.

Enforcement officers say the water visibility is low, and say the conditions are unsafe. The event has been pushed back to August 10th.

'Rivers Alive' is an annual clean up event where area volunteers travel in kayaks and canoes on the Kinchafoonee and Muckalee Creeks removing trash and debris from the waterway.

There was concern about the safety of the water levels ahead of Wednesday's planned event. The Lee County Code enforcement office along with the Fire Department looked at the levels before making the determination.

According to organizers, the event has been an ongoing effort since 2007 to improve water quality and reduce the potential for injury.

For more information about Rivers Alive, you can visit riversalive.com

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