Chattahoochee River under flood warning due to recent heavy rain


COLUMBIA (WDHN) — The Chattahoochee River has been under a flood warning since Thursday and it will be continuing at least until Saturday.

The river is under a flood warning due to the heavy rain in the northern part of the state and even the Wiregrass totaling unofficially 10 inches and more.

Although the water is not expected to cause too much of a problem like two weeks ago, the river is expected to rise to 106 feet by Friday evening as a release from Walter F. George Dam is expected.

Mayor Freeman has already taken precautions.

“Actually I already closed the boat ramp here at Columbia. Because the currents are very very rough, very swift and it would be dangerous for anybody to get on the river,” Freeman said.

Mayor Freeman says as of now its no worries for people living on the river but they do have people in place to monitor the river.

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