Wed., November 2, 2011 11:48am (EDT)

Lake Lanier At Hazardous Low
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

GAINESVILLE, Ga.  —  
 Officials predict the level will drop another two feet by the end of the month, so much so that the annual Lanier Parade of Lights scheduled for early December has been canceled. (Photo By: DWissman via Flickr)
Officials predict the level will drop another two feet by the end of the month, so much so that the annual Lanier Parade of Lights scheduled for early December has been canceled. (Photo By: DWissman via Flickr)
Authorities say Lake Lanier continues to drop at a rate of about a foot per week as the Army Corps of Engineers steps up water releases to keep stream levels up in a drought.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that as of Tuesday the lake was down 12 feet from the last time it was at full pool in May.

Officials predict the level will drop another two feet by the end of the month, so much so that the annual Lanier Parade of Lights scheduled for early December has been canceled.

Authorities say the lake is nearing the historic low it reached during Georgia's devastating drought of 2007-2009.