Lee Co. Rivers Alive event postponed until Aug. 10 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Lee Co. Rivers Alive event postponed until Aug. 10


An annual cleanup effort on Lee County waterways set for Saturday is postponed because of high water.

Lee County code enforcement officers say steady rains over the last two weeks created unsafe conditions for volunteers who hoped to participate in the Rivers Alive event on the Kichafoonnee and Muckalee Creeks.

They say some areas that were just two feet last year are now six feet deep and full of murky water that makes it difficult to find trash.

"Every day we've had that rain and I've watched that creek, and it's just not what it needs to be to have a successful event this year. And like I said, the safety is the number one concern for our volunteers," says Jim Wright, a code enforcement officer.

The event is now scheduled for Saturday, August 10.

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