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Peachtree Creek, Atlanta, Ga. Debris from floods cause bridge problems

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Peachtree Creek at Atlanta (USGS 02336300) Water Monitoring Site

Floods are powerful natural mechanisms that can move large amounts of debris seemingly easily. This picture shows the upstream side of a major highway bridge crossing Peachtree Creek in Atlanta, Ga. Looks like flood-borne trees and other debris that have gotten stuck on bridge components has caused a major infrastruture problem that will have be cleaned up.