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Creek and river levels rushing after rains

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Officials don't expect Creek and river levels around Albany to reach any troubling levels.

Seven river gates and both creek gates are open on Georgia Power's Flint River Hydro dam.

The water is rushing following heavy rains.

The Kinchafoonee Creek is now expected to crest overnight at 15 feet. The Muckalee crested below flood stage and is falling.

The Flint River fell three nearly 4-feet on Thursday.

It's expected to start rising again but not get close to flood stage.

"We got creek gates open, Southern plant gates open, plant gates, and three units full load," said Georgia Power Operations and Maintenance Manager Steve Green.

Georgia Power officials work with Crisp County Power Company's dam operators to regulate the flow of the Flint River across Lake Blackshear and south to Albany to prevent flooding if possible.

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