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Ocmulgee River expected to crest in Macon today

The Ocmulgee River is forecast to keep rising until a projected crest of 24.1 feet in Macon this afternoon.

Runoff from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida brought the river rapidly over flood stage of 18 feet and was at 23.67 feet as of 3:30 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. A flood warning remains in effect until Sunday when the water level should drop to 18 feet or below. Today's crest is expected to be higher than the March 29th crest of 23.6 feet.

The Ocmulgee is forecast to bring minor flooding to Hawkinsville this weekend as it reaches 22.8 feet.

The Oconee River in Milledgeville crested at 32.46 feet yesterday and is below flood stage of 27 feet. At 3:30 a.m. the Oconee was 26.08 feet. The river is expected to bring moderate flooding to Dublin by early next week.

The Flint River in Montezuma is on the rise and is expected to crest Saturday afternoon at 21 feet, which is a foot over flood stage.

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