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Water Levels Lowest Ever

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed have confirmed
what farmers and outdoors enthusiasts have been saying for weeks:
Levels on the region’s waterways have fallen to lows never before
recorded.

USGS height gauges on the Flint River showed the average depth of the
river at 1.31 feet Friday, a record low. Discharge from the river was
at 606 cubic feet per second. That number compares to a maximum output
of 17,500 cfps in 1965 and a minimum average yearly output of 715 cfps
in 2000.

“Pretty much all of South Georgia is really suffering right now,”
Brian McCallum, the assistant director of the USGS Georgia Water
Science Center in Atlanta, said Friday. “If you look at the data from
today you’ll see that all of the waterways in South Georgia set new
record lows.



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Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032
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