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Erosion Impacts Rocky Bend

Tree in danger of falling due to erosion. Tree in danger of falling due to erosion.
Rocky Bend owner will bring in over 100 truckloads of dirt to fix erosion. Rocky Bend owner will bring in over 100 truckloads of dirt to fix erosion.
Tree roots exposed from river water. Tree roots exposed from river water.
Kenneth Deese, Rocky Bend Owner Kenneth Deese, Rocky Bend Owner
BAKER CO., GA (WALB) -

The flood waters have receded in Baker county, but the damage left behind is hurting one local business.

It has been more than three weeks since anyone was able to stay in the cabins at Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat due to the flood waters and cleanup efforts.

Owner Kenneth Deese estimates his loss at $20,000, and it could be even more depending on how many truckloads of dirt it will take fix the erosion. 

"It hurts small communities like this because our economics are kind of low. We are a farming community and this bring outside business to our local hardware and places like that. I would say it has an impact all the way down the channel," said Deese. 

Deese hopes that all of Rocky Bend's cabins will be open by next weekend.

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