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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Portion of Santa Fe River approaches flood stage

Published March 4, 2008
Even as Columbia County faces severe drought restrictions for the first time in its history, the Santa Fe River is forecast to reach flood stage (19 feet) at Three Rivers Estates around noon Friday, according to Suwannee River Water Management District officials.

“The dramatic rise of the Suwannee is causing the Santa Fe to back up and there may be some potential for flooding in that area of Hollingsworth Bluff, which is near the Gilchrist/Columbia County border on State Road 47,” said Harvey Campbell, public information officer for Columbia County emergency management. “If rain continues to fall in southern Georgia, it will continue to push the river water levels up.”

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