Flood warning issued for Chattahoochee River

by Wes Mayer

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a flood warning for the Chattahoochee River near Whitesburg until Wednesday evening.

Flood stage for the Chattahoochee River is 15 feet, said Jay Jones, director of Coweta County Emergency Management. As of Monday morning, the river was around 15 feet deep, he said.

With more showers, the National Weather Service reported the river could reach 20.7 feet by Tuesday morning. Jones said 21 feet is considered the moderate flood stage and 26 feet is major flood stage. Jones said at 18 feet the river will reach the boat ramp on Highway 16 near Whitesburg, and he said the river needs to be 22 feet before it begins to affect roadways.

Jones said Coweta County will hopefully not experience too much more rain and the levels should begin to recede on Tuesday. At least 2.5 inches of rain was measured through noon Monday in Newnan.



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