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Author: City of Valdosta

  Suwannee-Satilla  Drainage Basin:  Flood Control Issues and Requested  Action In April 2009 a total of 46 Georgia Counties declared Disaster Emergency Recorded Data – USGS Streamgage - Quitman, GA Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta were deeply impacted by the flood Lowndes County/Valdosta recorded more than 150 homes and 20 businesses severely flooded  The current FEMA flood maps are based on an outdated analysis: Flood levels exceeded the 100 year FEMA estimates.   The Withlacoochee WWTP was severely flooded Slide 8 This occurrence was extreme, but it has become more frequent in recent years Potential Factors contributing to recent floods Immediate Response Needed in the Suwannee-Satilla watershed Regional Regulatory/Coordination Needs Recommended Actions for Water Council   Questions?