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Waters rise, mostly in Central Georgia

This was Archwood Dr. Tuesday afternoon, sent in by WALB viewer George Harrison This was Archwood Dr. Tuesday afternoon, sent in by WALB viewer George Harrison
Part of Westover Blvd. near Home Depot on Tuesday Part of Westover Blvd. near Home Depot on Tuesday
The Flint River at Albany Tuesday The Flint River at Albany Tuesday
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

After all the rain and flash floods this week, there are lot of eyes on the rivers and streams in Southwest Georgia as we see more rain chances into the weekend.

Further north, the National Weather Service said a flood warning continues for the Ocmulgee River near Abbeville, affecting Dodge, Telfair, and Wilcox Counties.  

At 9:00 am Wednesday the stage was 11.8 feet and rising and minor flooding is forecast.  Flood stage is 12.0 feet, and its forecast to rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to Rise to near 12.7 feet by early Saturday morning.

At 13.0 feet minor flooding of lowlands adjacent to the river happens, and flooding of the nearby park and parking lot at the Abbeville boat ramp also expands.

Further east, there is also a flood warning for the Satilla River at Waycross from this evening to Thursday evening or until the warning is canceled.

At 9:45 am Wednesday the stage was 15.7 feet and flood stage is 16.0 feet, which affects agriculture and timber land.

According to WALB News 10's Meteorologists, the Flint River at Albany is not posing a flood threat, but the abundance of rain has certainly caused some problems here in Albany and other parts.

USGS National Water information system notes Flint's waters rising around 10 feet, reaching a total of 15.25 feet since Wednesday August 14th.

In our region, the Kinchafoonee Creek has neared the flooding stage and Ochlockonee River in Thomas county and Withlacoochee River in Lowndes County have minor flooding, according the National Weather Service.

  • Click HERE a map of water levels across South Georgia from the National Weather Service.

 

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