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Soggy conditions result in flooding and high water levels across central Georgia and beyond

As I was driving across central Georgia today, I could not help but see all the standing water in the fields, even in areas that are normally not wet. The rivers I crossed over were extremely high and in some cases were well above flood stage. So it is no surprise to me that Lake Lanier (and probably other lakes in the area) is at its highest level since 1964, according to this story from WSB in Atlanta, reposted by Tim Bryant of WGAU radio here. With more rain on the way on Thursday, it can only get worse in the short term. Fortunately, a dry weekend will allow some of the water to finally move through the system and help us out. Drive safe through the rain and turn around, don’t drown, if you see water flowing over the road.