Why Does the Riverwalk Flood So Often?

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

This time last week, the Chattahoochee River was rising quickly and rose above flood stages going into the afternoon and nighttime hours. Portions of the valley received upwards of 9 inches of rainfall within a 48-hour period, and once the flash flooding receded, all the water headed straight for the Chattahoochee River, causing portions of the Riverwalk to flood.

Anyone who has lived in or around the Columbus area knows that the Riverwalk floods a few times a year when we pick up excessive amounts of rainfall in short periods of time. But you may not know why this happens so often or that it was actually planned this way!

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