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Flash flood watch for much of Georgia

Monday, Aug 19, 2013 8:59 AM
Last updated 6:42 PM
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The National Weather Service is expanding a flash flood watch that now covers most of Georgia.

The watch is scheduled to be in effect through tonight. It covers several of the state’s largest cities, including Athens, Atlanta, Columbus, Dalton, Macon and Rome.

Rainfall ranging from 1 to 3 inches occurred across much of the state Sunday, and forecasters say 1 to 2 inches, with higher amounts in some areas, is possible today.

Officials also say that river flooding is a possibility through the middle of the week.

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Dixieman 08/19/13 - 08:10 am

How about Augusta? Yea or nay? Since this is the local paper....

Little Lamb
Little Lamb 08/19/13 - 08:57 am

Good point, Dixieman. If you take the National Weather Service report at face value, you can conclude that the Oconee River watershed is subject to flood, but the Savannah River watershed is in the clear.

Oooooh, wheeee! You should have been on Berckmanns Road last night around 6:30. Huge quantities of dirt that the Augusta National brought in for the parking lots were washing down Berckmanns and into Raes Creek, which was at least four feet higher than it was Sunday morning!. The water was creamsicle orange.

dichotomy 08/19/13 - 10:25 am
" Huge quantities of dirt

" Huge quantities of dirt that the Augusta National brought in for the parking lots were washing down Berckmanns"

Hmmm.....wouldn't multiple government environmental agencies be swooping into town to pass out huge fines if this was a "regular" little construction company that did not do proper site preparation and pollution control?

Little Lamb
Little Lamb 08/19/13 - 11:38 am
Erosion & Sedimentation

I suspect so, Dichotomy.

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