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Lowndes County releases new flood mapping resource

Lowndes County releases new flood mapping resource
Lowndes County releases new flood mapping resource
Posted at 7:09 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 19:09:00-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WALB) - With a heavy amount of rain expected to sweep the area this weekend, Lowndes County hopes to better prepare you for flooding with a new flood mapping resource.

The City of Valdosta and Lowndes County partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey to create a Flood Map of the Withlacoochee River.

The river affects a substantial amount of commercial and residential areas.

This new map will allow the community to see approximately what areas could be overwhelmed by a flood event and what roads will be over-topped with water in real-time.

"Residents in the city and county can see approximately what areas will be inundated by this, including what roads will be over-topped," said Johnathan Musser, NSGA Hydrologist.

The project has been in the works since the end of 2016 and costs around $135,000.