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Atlanta floods shatter old records

Just imagine if this had been snow!

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22 Sep 09 - Heavy rains exceeding fifteen inches have soaked the Atlanta, Georgia region over the past two days, triggering widespread major flooding and shattering records set as far back as 1919. In one case, the waters on Utoy Creek were running more that ten feet above the previous record ... and the creek was still rising.

A list of records set so far:

Noonday Creek near Woodstock 19.66 ft, old record 16.30 ft (07/11/2005)

Nickajack Creek at Mableton 19.30 ft, old record 16.60 ft (07/11/2005)

North Fork Peachtree Creek at Atlanta 18.07 ft, old record 17.70 ft (09/16/2004)

Utoy Creek near Atlanta 27.04 ft 22, old record 16.86 ft (05/06/2003)...still rising

Chattahoochee River at Whitesburg 29.58 ft 21, old record 29.11 ft (12/11/1919)

Suwanee Creek at Suwanee 14.30 ft 21, old record 12.04 ft (10/05/1996)

Yellow River at Lithonia 25.50 ft, old record 17.53 ft (05/07/2003)... nearly steady

Yellow River near Conyers 20.80 ft, old record 16.36 ft (07/08/2005) below Milstead...still rising

Chattahoochee River at Franklin 28.71 ft, old record 28.40 ft (12/15/1919)...still rising

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