Flood gates opened at Lake Blackshear

Flood gates opened at Lake Blackshear
Source: Sam Farrow
Source: Sam Farrow

CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - Crisp County Power Commission has reported that all flood gates are now open on Lake Blackshear.

Officials believe that the lake levels will continue to decrease for a few hours and then begin to stabilize.

The gates were opened in anticipation of waters expected to flow down into Blackshear sometime late Tuesday, causing the levels to rise.

At this point, the Crisp County Power Commission does not anticipate any serious flooding issues but will continue to monitor the situation.

The commission does urge residents in the area to take caution because waters will be flowing swifter than normal.

You can click here for updates on the forecast for Lake Blackshear.

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