Georgia Power Company opened a sixth flood gate Thursday morning at Oliver Dam. That means the Chattahoochee River will likely go higher as it moves through Columbus. It is still well within its banks.
The dam, which is just north of the J.R. Allen Parkway, had operated through the night with five gates open. Water from the early-week floods in Atlanta is now moving through Columbus.
With the additional gate open, there is more than 58,000 cubic feet per second of water moving through the Oliver Dam. The city of Columbus closed the Dillingham Street Bridge Wednesday afternoon because of concerns of people stopping on the bridge to gawk at the flood waters. The bridge remained closed Thursday morning.