Flooding threat continues

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:23 AM.

The Apalachicola River is rising but in manageable fashion – the Chipola River was another story Tuesday.

Levels of the Chipola River at Altha spiked early this week to 20.5 feet on Tuesday, said county emergency manager Marshall Nelson.

Nelson said forecasts are for the river to crest at 26.8 feet at Altha by Wednesday and he said that water will move fairly quickly into Gulf County.

Low-lying areas are already under a flood warning, Nelson said.

“That might create a problem,” Nelson said.

Due to relatively smaller Chipola basin in comparison to the Apalachicola, Nelson said, that water will be problematic.

“We kind of thought the problem would be the Chipola,” Nelson said. “We are probably going to have some issues on down to Howard Creek in the next day or so.”

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