Mon., November 26, 2012 12:00pm (EST)

Lake Lanier Lowest Since Historic Drought
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

GAINESVILLE, Ga.  —  
Authorities say Lake Lanier is now at its lowest level since March 2009 after dropping two feet in two weeks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said there's been very little rain anywhere in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin in recent days. (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)
Authorities say Lake Lanier is now at its lowest level since March 2009 after dropping two feet in two weeks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said there's been very little rain anywhere in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin in recent days. (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)
Authorities say Lake Lanier is now at its lowest level since March 2009 after dropping two feet in two weeks.

Officials say the lake is at 1,058 feet above sea level, or 13 feet below what is considered full for this time of year. The last time Lake Lanier hit such a low mark was during the 2007-09 drought, when the lake was at 1,050.79 feet.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicted that Lanier could drop to 1,055.2 feet by Dec. 21.

The agency said there's been very little rain anywhere in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin in recent days. The basin includes portions of Georgia, Florida and Alabama.