In July 1994, Hurricane Alberto dumped at least 17 inches of rain on parts of Georgia, flooding the Flint and Ocmulgee River Basins. The following pictures document some of the affected areas near Albany State College.
Albany State College. View from top of slope above floodplain, looking toward the river. Note levee in the background. Also note sites of several buildings that had to be demolished because of flood damage.
College building under demolition. Note levee in background on right.
Plaque above entranceway at an Albany State College building marks the water level on July 7, 1994.
Another water level plaque near corner of building, just below window tops.
Temporary modular classroom buildings at Albany State College.
Small sinkhole within a much larger shallow sinkhole near Albany. Many sinkholes opened after the flooding.
This large, deep, older sinkhole is directly in the center of a neighborhood street. The street has beeen built to circle around the sinkhole. Albany, Georgia, is obviously built on limestone terrain and shows good examples of karst topography.
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Georgia Perimeter College
February 26, 1997