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Alberto continues to cause Flint River levels to rise

As Subtropical Depression Alberto continues to bring rain to Southwest Georgia, the Flint River level has some residents concerned. (Source: WALB) As Subtropical Depression Alberto continues to bring rain to Southwest Georgia, the Flint River level has some residents concerned. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

As Subtropical Depression Alberto continues to bring rain to Southwest Georgia, the Flint River level has some residents concerned. 

MORE: Flint River rises as Alberto tracks northward

The National Weather Service says the Flint River in Albany is currently at 16 feet.  

Water levels are above the average, but the river is still 10 feet away from flood stage. So, some low lying areas are experiencing slight flooding and officials have marked areas to avoid with caution tape. 

"Hopefully it will go down because I like to ride my bike all the way down to Lee County and back. I do that about twice a month, every few days," said Albany resident Jimmy Rush.

While it may be a few days before residents will be able to enjoy the boardwalk again, the Flint Riverkeeper is not worried about the river reaching flood stage, which is at 26 feet.

If you would like to monitor river levels, you can do so here

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