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Land surveys hope to help Valdosta better prepare for flooding

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Emily Davenport Emily Davenport
A surveyor taking land surveys on Lake Drive in Valdosta. A surveyor taking land surveys on Lake Drive in Valdosta.
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Crews were out in Valdosta today surveying the city's most flood prone areas.

It's part of a joint effort between FEMA... the Army Corps of Engineers... and the city of Valdosta to help the city prepare residents in flood-prone areas for flooding.
    

Emily Davenport, Valdosta's Storm water Manager, said the city is looking forward to the seeing the data that the survey will produce. 

"For us, kind of what's happening right now is going to give us a better opportunity to figure out what is our next step," said Davenport.

"Is it, you know, a lot of people have talked about dredging, a lot of people have talked about sediment removal, you know, tree removal. And so for us we're trying to figure out is that really an option that's going to help us or is there something else that's needed to do that," Davenport continued.

The survey is expected to be completed in the next few weeks.

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