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Despite Small Chance Of Rain, Savannah River Flooding Risk Remains

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Right now, the Savannah River looks nice and quiet, but with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers due to release more water Thursday from Lake Hartwell, we could see the Savannah River flood again just like the flood event we saw in July.

There's a lot of water in the lakes again. It's built up again and that water's coming down and could be as bad as we saw in late July," says Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus.

Flood Warnings are in effect south of Augusta for Burke County, Emanuel County, Jenkins County, Screven County, and Allendale County through Sunday.

Most of the boat ramps from downtown Augusta to the south of downtown are still closed and need repair before they can re-open. Even the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam Park that has re-opened could be closed again if the river rises too high and floods. The boat ramps at the Lock and Dam will be closed soon, as well

"The record rainfall in June, July and the above average rainfall amount we've seen so far this month does not help," says Bonitatibus. "We are probably going to see the river come up another 3-4 feet by this time tomorrow," she adds.

To find out more info on river flooding and ways you can stay safe visit, the Savannah Riverkeeper website.

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