- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Residents in Coweta County say they are heartbroken after a freak rainstorm overfilled their neighborhood’s ten-acre private lake, breaking an earthen dam and draining the water overnight.

Multiple news outlets report a heavy rainstorm Sunday overfilled Aspen Lake, breaking the 50-year-old dam. By Monday, all the water had drained. All that is left is of the lake is acres of mud and twisted tree trunks.

Residents say the water drained into a swamp downstream and did no damage to property.

The Coweta County Board of Commissioners met with residents Tuesday night to advise them on options. Because the lake sits on private property, there isn’t much the county can do other than advise residents how to go about rebuilding the dam, a potentially costly task.

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