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Chattahoochee River levels still low despite recent rain

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Chattahoochee River warden says even with the rain that fell in recent days, we would still need more than a dozen inches to have the river back to normal levels. 

Roger Martin says West Point Lake is down nine feet and Lake Lanier in North Georgia is down by 11 feet. 

Martin says this drought is shaping up to be a lot like the one we saw in 2007 when water levels were also low. 

He says the bottom line is, the only thing that will solve the low levels is rain. 

"This put a damper on it started but you don't see muddy rivers today,” Martin said. “There is no run off, the ground absorbed all the rain that fell." 

Martin says if we can see more days of rain like we did this week, it may start to bring the water levels back to normal. 

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