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      Steady rainfall keeps springs pumping

      After an 18-month dry spell, the Radium Springs have been steadily pumping since March thanks to the continuous rainfall Southwest Georgia has been seeing.The springs remain at around three to four feet deep and Dougherty County Parks and Gardens Coordinator Thomas Bruce says the area has been bringing in more visitors now that the water is back.Bruce doesn't know how long the springs will keep pumping but adds in order to do so, the rain needs to keep coming.The gardens don't require more maintenance than usual if the springs stay at normal level, but when a heavy rainfall comes they overflow and require a cleanup once the water recedes.Bruce says he doesn't think the springs will ever go back to the way they were decades ago but thinks they'll remain a place for many to visit, admire its beauty and reminisce.

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