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Flood warning issued for Sweetwater Creek in Douglas County through Monday night
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May 05, 2013 03:17 PM | 1875 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The National Weather Service In Peachtree City issued a flood warning for Sweetwater Creek near Austell from this evening until Monday evening.

At 12:45 p.m. today the stage was 9.1 feet and rising. Minor flooding is forecast. Flood stage Is 10 feet.

The creek is forecast to rise above flood stage by tonight and continue to rise to near 10.6 feet by Monday morning. The creek will fall below flood stage by Monday afternoon.

Minor flooding occurs in the woodlands and fields upstream and downstream from the gauge near the Interstate 20 bridge. Portions of a paintball playing field just downstream of the bridge begin to flood. Athletic fields in the Woodrow Wilson Park on Mount Vernon Road begin to flood due to water backing up in ditches. Water also begins to flood yards of four elevated homes along Mount Vernon Road.

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