Valdosta city officials say they're responding to a major sewage spill in the Withlachoochee River. Valdosta city officials say recent heavy rainfall may have caused sewage to be discharged from the Withlachoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The U.S. Coast Guard is alerting mariners in the Savannah area to expect significantly higher and faster-moving water on the Savannah River. Coast Guard officials say the conditions are expected to begin around Thursday and will likely peak with a 10-foot high tide late Monday.
Crews continued to clean up Monday after a dam collapsed in eastern Georgia, closing a portion of a state highway. Emergency management officials say the dam at Herbert Jacob Pond in Sylvania breached late Saturday night and sent water spilling across state Route 17 near Old Ogeechee Road.
An upcoming dragboat racing event in Augusta has been canceled because of rising floodwaters along the Savannah River. The Augusta Southern Nationals dragboat races were canceled. The races were scheduled to be held July 19-21.
State and federal officials are using these final days before the Atlantic hurricane season begins Saturday to urge Georgians at along the coast and beyond to prepare. NOAA forecasters are predicting an above-average season with 13 to 20 named storms and six major hurricanes.
Authorities say a wastewater treatment plant in south Georgia has resumed normal operations after it was shut down due to flood waters. Crews were able to bring the Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant in Valdosta back online Sunday afternoon.
Forecasters say the Ogeechee River remained above flood level in coastal Georgia, but was expected to begin receding Monday afternoon. The water level was at 13.64 feet early Sunday afternoon. Flood stage is 9 feet.