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Posted on: July 19, 2013

[ARCHIVED] City takes action in anticipation of rise in river

For Immediate Release
Date: July 19, 2013

The City of Savannah will close River Street public parking lots beginning at 5 p.m. today and lasting through the weekend as a precaution in anticipation of high river levels caused by increased releases into the Savannah River from dams upstream combined with a full moon high tide.

City and Metro police crews will be on-hand throughout the weekend to monitor conditions on the waterfront, and restrict access to Rousakis Plaza if necessary.

While emergency crews do not expect businesses to be impacted, River Street could experience flooding in the low-lying parking lots, as well as flood water coming onto some low-lying portions of the plaza, with the potential increasing during high tides on Sunday and Monday.

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