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Bainbridge expects 6 more feet of Flint water

The Bainbridge "Flood Pole" The Bainbridge "Flood Pole"
The Bainbridge railroad bridge, Wednesday morning The Bainbridge railroad bridge, Wednesday morning
Bainbridge, Cheney Park, Wednesday Bainbridge, Cheney Park, Wednesday
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

At 9:45 Wednesday morning, the Flint River was at 27 feet, and will climb to 33.1 feet by early afternoon Monday, and then begin falling.  

Minor flooding is occurring with moderate flooding forecast. Any areas near the river at an elevation of lower than 92 feet will experience flooding.

If water levels next week reach 33 feet, officials expect the river rise to approximately the 1998 mark on the pole shown here.

Julie Harris, Community Affairs Director for the City of Bainbridge said they closed off roads at the Earle May Boat Basin and Hatcher Road leading to Cheney Griffin Park, along the river.

Harris said the Mega Ramps at Earle May Boat Basin are under water, the entrance to the Nature Trail is covered, as are various spots along the trail, and Cheney Griffin Park.

Harris says that citizens with questions regarding flood preparedness can call Decatur Co. Emergency Management at 229-248-3869.

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