Ocmulgee River over flood stage at Macon, minor flooding expected

The Ocmulgee River is once again flowing over its banks as the river rose above flood stage early this morning.

By 4 a.m. the river was three inches over flood stage of 18 feet and was expected to crest later today at 19.2 feet, according to a National Weather Service flood warning.

With heavy rainfall upstream since Sunday night, the river is not expected to fall below flood stage until Wednesday afternoon.

At 19 feet parts of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail are under water as is the lower section of the Gateway Park near the corner of MLK Blvd. and Riverside Drive.