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Riverkeeper Seeks Pictures of Flooding

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All of this flooding has people coming out in droves to document the spectacle with their cameras, but as WJBF News Channel 6's Barclay Bishop reports, these pictures could do much more than just fill up your photo album.

"I thought I would step in here as I was going down the river, I was just going down to check our dock out," said Lee Wetherington, kayaking along the Greenway.

But Lee Wetherington had to check this out first!  Floating right on in to the flooded Greenway in Hammond's Ferry.  And he wasn't alone, folks were coming from all over to snap a picture.

"1990 was the last time it had been this high and we've had such a drought, this is such a change it's so fascinating to see how much water can come down the river," said Rebecca Ward who was taking pictures of the flooding in Hammond's Ferry.

At the Augusta Riverfront Marina, it was no different.

"When a historic event happens in a city or a town, the best thing you can do is preserve it by either pictures, or video or newscasts," said Butch Holley, taking pictures for the Augusta Chamber of Commerce.

It's good for the history books, but also for prevention of devastation, should this ever happen again.

"Take a picture from the exact same spot, once every couple of days," said Tonya Bonitatibus the Savannah Riverkeepr.  "We want to know what time, we want to know the location and we want the picture.  Please send it, you can put it on our Facebook page."

"This river came into these homes here and while people are taking pictures of the history that's being made all around the CSRA, this family is just trying to stay dry after the flooding," reports Barclay Bishop, WJBF News Channel 6.

"Army Corps tells me everything's going to be okay, it's not going to get any higher than it's gotten," said Dell Hadden whose driveway was nearly impassable due to the flood waters.

Just a few minutes later and the homeowner managed to make the great escape. 

"We've been down here for 5 years and owned this land for like 10 and we've never had anything like this so I think this is like a hundred year deal so I'm good with this," said Hadden.

100 years? Maybe, maybe not...but one thing's for sure, it's history right now, something many will never forget.

Barclay Bishop asks, "Kayaking on the Greenway, is that history for you?

Lee Wetherington replies, "Oh ya, I ride the bike on the Greenway a lot but this is the first time I've ever kayaked on the Greenway."

If you have pictures that you have taken, the Savannah Riverkeeper asks that you email to info@savannahriverkeeper.org or you can upload them to their Facebook page facebook.com/SavannahRiverkeeper  


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