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Several Columbus parks remain closed due to area flooding

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Several parks in Columbus remain closed because of the severe weather that caused flooding in those areas.

Those parks, and their closures, according to the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, include:

  • Cooper Creek Park remains closed and will be partially closed on Wednesday, as crews begin to assess the damage and clean up.
  • Heath Park remain closed.
  • There has been minor flooding at Lakebottom Park since Monday, but the park areas are still in use.
  • Oxbow Meadows remains closed. 
  • Riverwalk Park remains closed. 
  • Rotary Park remains closed. 

With the ground and rivers already saturated, a new round of rain could make things worse before they get better.

Some particles did pass through the filters into the distribution system, which is why residents are seeing some cloudy water. If you continue to see cloudy water, you are urged to call Columbus Water Works at 706-649-3400 to have your system flushed. 

In a press release from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, the group announced that they implemented flood risk management operations the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) and Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basins.

"Portions of Northern Georgia and Alabama have received up to a foot of rain over the last few days causing the lakes and downstream rivers to rise rapidly," the notice said.

You can read the full notice here.

“Some recreation areas are currently feeling the effects of high waters, some courtesy docks at boat ramps are closed. When the lake levels are high, boating safety is a high concern. Debris may be submerged or floating in the lake causing unusual boating hazards. Boaters are urged to use extreme caution while operating their boat on the lakes,” said Lisa Parker, Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Mobile District.

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