Mon., March 26, 2012 11:00am (EDT)

Lake Lanier Steadily Rising
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

GAINESVILLE, Ga.  —  
Traffic has begun to pick up at Lake Lanier as people take advantage of unseasonably warm weather. Meanwhile, the lake’s level is up nearly eight feet from the low recorded in November.
Traffic has begun to pick up at Lake Lanier as people take advantage of unseasonably warm weather. Meanwhile, the lake’s level is up nearly eight feet from the low recorded in November.
Lake Lanier isn't as high as it was this time last year, but it is steadily rising as tourists begin returning for its busy spring and summer seasons.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Lake Lanier has rebounded to 1,065.51 feet above sea level, and is expected to climb to 1,066.80 feet by April 21.

The current lake level is well above the low of 1,057.91 feet recorded on Nov. 14.

Traffic has begun to pick up as people take advantage of unseasonably warm weather, according to Mike Burgamy, Lake Lanier supervisor with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Lake Lanier's busiest season is typically between Memorial Day in May and Labor Day in September.