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Albany officials optimistic about river level

The Flint River at Albany, with RiverQuarium in the distance The Flint River at Albany, with RiverQuarium in the distance
The Flint River, near the old Radium Country Club The Flint River, near the old Radium Country Club
Ron Rowe Ron Rowe
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Fire Chief Ron Rowe, who is the local Emergency Management Director for Dougherty County, says the Flint River ought not to cause a big flooding problem.

The Flint's level at Albany was at 27.4 feet Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service expects a height of 30.7 feet before the water starts to recede.

Nearly all Albany roads are passable, but Barbre Lane was closed, and small portions of Mercer Avenue and Front Street, near the cemetery, were blocked off by water.

Rowe said that citizens should stay vigilant, but he does not anticipate flooding, since the river crest level will be below the 'moderate' level.

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