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Dougherty County pumping update

Donnie Barwick Doughtery Coummnity Resident. Donnie Barwick Doughtery Coummnity Resident.
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - Dougherty County's efforts to prevent flooding after Monday's drenching rain are working.

Public works crews fired up several mobile pumps in low-lying areas near Putney Monday to try to keep water from covering roads and flooding yards.

One resident said that since the county built a holding pond and pump station near Nelms Road, he hasn't had any problems with flooding.

" Well after they put this pond in it took care of everything. When it gets full they come turn the pumps on and pump the water out and it's been a life saver," said  Donnie Barwick Doughtery, Coummnity Resident.

 After major flooding in 2009,  The county identified several dozen flood-prone areas.

They have made improvements in most of those areas and Monday the county commission approved projects in a few other spots.


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