Flooding in Gilchrist County
Published May 14th, 2014
Gilchrist County, Florida -- Flooding in Gilchrist County has forced some of its residents to move out.
Every few years heavy rain from south Georgia and north Florida flood the Suwannee river which backs up water in the Santa Fe.
Everything along the Suwannee River should be below flood stage by the weekend and as soon as that happens, levels at the Santa Fe River and 3 rivers estates should start to drop quickly and be below flood stage possibly by the middle of next week.
Some residents living along the Santa Fe haven't moved back in their homes yet.
Richard Mooney, resident: "We're getting ready to wash out the downstairs to disinfect it and get ready to move in sometime next week if the water doesn't come back up."
Bob Knight with the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs institute says heavy rainfall this summer could bring levels back up again.
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