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Effingham Co. officials say stay off rivers

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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Residents are being urged to stay clear of waterways in Effingham County, particularly the Savannah River and Ogeechee River.

Residents including boaters are also being urged to stay off the waterways due to the increased discharge rate of the water.

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office and the Effingham County Fire Rescue, the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency are alerting residents about elevated water levels and strong currents.

The Savannah River at Tuckasee King in Clyo has a discharge of 53,800 cubic feet per second and a stage of 18.06 feet, which is forecasted to increase to 19.5 feet by Thursday, according to the EEMA. 

The Savannah River level at the Tuckasee King boat ramp has reached 18.14 feet.

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