Thu., January 3, 2013 1:19pm
Authorities say Lake Lanier has risen higher than 1,058 feet above sea level for the first time since Nov. 23. The lake northeast of Atlanta has been steadily rising since Dec. 19, when it had fallen to its lowest level since Jan. 16, 2009. At that time, the region was in a fierce two-year drought.
Mon., November 26, 2012 1:00pm
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.
Fri., November 16, 2012 12:30pm
Gainesville city and chamber of commerce leaders are discussing future plans for the site on Lake Lanier that hosted the 1996 Olympic rowing events. City council members have been looking at ways to revitalize the facilities, and some want to see the site become a long-term catalyst for the area's economy.
Thu., November 15, 2012 12:00pm
Federal officials say they're lowering Lake Lanier's water level and increasing the flow of water downstream to ease drought conditions in parts of Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Officials expect Lanier to drop six inches each week at the current release rate.
Fri., October 26, 2012 11:31am
The Army Corps of Engineers says it will release more water from Lake Lanier and West Point Lake because of drought conditions in Georgia, eastern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Weather forecasts aren't predicting rain in the region over the next two weeks, and more water is needed at Lake Seminole and Walter F. George.
Fri., October 5, 2012 10:00am
People living along a stretch of Lake Lanier's shoreline say something needs to be done about floating garbage they say is overtaking part of the lake after it rains.
Mon., September 17, 2012 11:00am
Lake Lanier north of Atlanta is more than nine feet below the full pool level, and the Army Corps of Engineers predicts it will drop another half foot by Oct. 12.
Wed., August 15, 2012 3:07pm
Despite recent rainstorms, drought continues to grip Georgia, and water levels are dropping in the state’s large, federally run reservoirs. And the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects they will keep dropping unless more sustained rains fall.
Fri., August 3, 2012 1:32pm
A grand jury has indicted a boater involved in a deadly crash on Lake Lanier who now faces homicide charges. The Times of Gainesville reports that a Hall County grand jury indicted Paul J. Bennett of Cumming in connection with the June 18 collision that killed 13-year-old Griffin Prince and his 9-year-old brother, Jake, both of Buford.
Wed., August 1, 2012 7:14pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving forward with updating its water control manuals. It will take about three years to complete.