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Valdosta public works keeping a close eye on city's rain gauges

Quillian Peeler Quillian Peeler
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta public works crews are using technology to their advantage during the heavy rains.
 
By monitoring the amount of water captured in city rain gauges, public works crews have a better idea of how high rivers and creeks in the city will rise. So far this week, the city has received about two inches of rain, and up to two more inches could fall between now and Saturday.

"The forecast might project two inches of rain, we might get an inch and a half on Lee Street and on Gil Harbin we might have three inches," pointed out Quillian Peeler, Environmental Technician with the city of Valdosta. "So, that's why it's very important that we have those rain gauges all over the city, so that we can let the people that live in those areas know what's goin' on."
 
To see the amount of rain recorded at each of the city's seven rain gauges at any time, visit http://www.cocorahs.org/.

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