Lake Lanier Levels Create Season Excitement

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Water, water everywhere! What a difference a few months can make. Lake Lanier hit winter full pool of 1,070 feet above sea level on Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Surveys. The water level has grown more than 13 feet since mid December. Rainfall has been above normal for the past month throughout the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River system, which has led to increased inflows into the lakes and the river system, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Drought operations, which have been in place since May 1, 2012, have been suspended and normal operations have resumed at Lake Lanier. The summer full pool of 1,071 feet will take effect on May 1st. Based on this week’s weather forecast, predictions are positive that the summer full pool will be easily achieved.  A low pressure system will be bringing winter like conditions, temperatures in the 40s and more rain to our area later this week. Increased activity has begun and a new landscape is refreshing. As many of us continue to adjust our docks, it is an alteration that we are pleased to be making!