The Suwannee River at Branford nearing flood stage in July 2014. A flood warning has been issued for the Suwannee River, as well as the Alapaha, Aucilla, Santa Fe and Withlacoochee rivers.

LIVE OAK — Heavy rains occurring over the weekend and through Monday dumped more than 10 inches of rain across South Georgia raising water levels along the Alapaha, Aucilla, and Withlacoochee rivers according to gauges monitored by the Suwannee River Water Management District and its partners.

Water levels along the Alapaha, Aucilla, and Withlacoochee rivers are currently reaching or are expected to reach minor flood stages within the next few days.

The SRWMD is actively monitoring water levels along the Middle Suwannee River at the Ellaville gauge for potential impacts from the junction of the aforementioned rivers.

Although no major flooding is anticipated at this time, residents and businesses along the impacted rivers should:

  • actively monitor conditions using the district’s River and Lake Levels webpage,
  • identify alternate routes to their homes/businesses in the event the main route is inaccessible,
  • make preparations to move valuables and animals in low-lying areas to higher elevations, and
  • always evacuate if instructed to do so.

The SRWMD and its partners continuously monitor river and lake levels on an hourly or bi-hourly basis. The information is available online at or by phone at 386-362-6626.

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