Ocmulgee River flood warning canceled, Echeconnee Creek receding


lfabian@macon.comFebruary 14, 2013 

The Ocmulgee River in Macon dropped below flood stage of 18 feet by 1:30 a.m. Thursday, canceling the flood warning that was earlier projected to run into the weekend.

The river level continued to slowly drop during the day Thursday.

Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation and NewTown Macon likely will keep the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and Amerson River Park closed through the weekend to allow the water to fully recede into its banks.

After flooding, the river walk is often caked with mud near the Otis Redding Memorial Bridge and could require some cleanup before the trail reopens.

Flooding continued Thursday on the Echeconnee Creek near Byron that crested at 15.96 feet before 8 a.m.

Minor flooding occurs at 15 feet in the woodlands and creek access roads in low-lying areas.

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