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Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 1:19pm

Rains Bring Lake Lanier to 4-Year High

The heavy rainfall has brought flash floods and millions of dollars in damage across the state. But the rain has also brought some good news - after years of drought water level at Lake Lanier is at its highest level in four years.

This is all good news for metro Atlantans, who depend on Lanier for drinking water.

At 1,071 feet the federal reservoir is less than a foot below full pool. It's expected to reach its full level of 1,071 feet by Wednesday.

It wasn’t that long ago when the lake was more than 20 feet below during north Georgia’s historic drought.

In the past month alone, Lake Lanier has risen five and a half feet.


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