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River to recede; EPD meeting Tuesday night

POSTED: March 4, 2013 10:00 p.m.
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The Ogeechee River was over its banks Sunday at Steel Bridge Landing.

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A flood warning for the Ogeechee River near Eden is still in effect, according to the National Weather Service.


At 8 a.m. Monday, the river stage was 13.6 feet, and the flood stage is 9 feet. Moderate flooding is occurring, the National Weather Service said.


The river is expected to continue to fall for the remainder of the week.


The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday night at 7 at Effingham County High School on the proposed consent order for King America Finishing. The proposed consent order includes conditions requiring King America Finishing to implement supplemental environmental projects to benefit the Ogeechee River watershed.


EPD representatives will make a brief presentation at the start of the hearing, and those who wish to speak on the consent are requested to sign in at arrival. Comments will be limited to three minutes, in order to allow those wish to be heard an opportunity to speak, and written comments will be taken.


Hearing participants will not be subject to questions from the audience but may be asked by the hearing officer to deliver a clarification or an explanation.


The public hearing will be confined to water quality issues as they relate to the consent order.

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