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April 30, 2020 2:54 PM

Georgia Rainfall Causing High Water in North Florida

April 30, 2020 - The middle Suwannee River is well below flood level, but substantial rainfall in south Georgia over the past two weeks is causing rising water that is expected to continue over the next few days.

The water level at the Suwannee River at Ellaville next to Suwannee River State Park rose over 6 feet between April 24th and April 30th. Farther downstream at Branford the river began rising on April 25th and had gone up over 3 feet by April 30th. River levels at locations downstream of Branford will begin to rise in the next few days.

At Three Rivers Estates on the Santa Fe River, the Southeast River Forecast Center flood forecast calls for a rise of approximately two feet through the upcoming the weekend. This is still below the "minor flood" level, and is not unusual here since rising levels on the Suwannee create backwater in the Santa Fe River upstream of its confluence with the Suwannee.

You can monitor water levels and flood forecasts within the District here:

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