Carter’s Dam Stuck Open, Flooding to Occur

UPDATE: The Gordon County Government released that the issue has been resolved. They say the gate is now shut.

They say there is still a potential for minor flooding from the water that has been released.


GORDON COUNTY, Ga. (WDEF) — A Carter’s Dam gate is stuck open, according to a press release by the Gordon County Government. They expect flooding to take place.

Carter’s Dam is currently operating in Emergency Mode.

Gordon County Government says actions are being taken to fix the issue as quickly as possible.

The press release stated that flooding may take place in locations where flooding is common during heavy rain events.

They say the National Weather Service is aware of the situation. The National Weather Service expects the Red Bud area to experience minor flooding.

They say this could change depending on the amount of time it takes to repair the dam.

They say the current release rate of the open gate is 15,000-18,000 cubic feet per second.

Gordon County says the public safety and public works are monitoring the flood prone areas. They plan to place signage on roads as flooding begins.

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