Wed., August 15, 2012 11:07am
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 9:32am
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., July 11, 2012 3:58am
Officials in Hall County are looking for ways to improve safety on Lake Lanier after two bad accidents this summer. Commissioner Craig Lutz said members will be meeting with emergency responders on Wednesday to discuss options for making the lake safer.
Tue., June 26, 2012 3:00pm
A federal agency says it has the legal authority to give Georgia more water from a disputed reservoir, though it has not made a final decision on how much to release. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in documents released Tuesday that it has the legal ability to give metro Atlanta communities access to 705 million gallons of water per day from Lake Lanier on the Chattahoochee River to meet needs through 2030.
Mon., June 25, 2012 11:57am
FBI divers, cadaver dogs and dozens of searchers are continuing to scour Lake Lanier for signs of a teenager missing since a fishing boat collided with his family's pontoon boat. They resumed the search for 13-year-old Griffin Prince after daybreak on Tuesday.
Mon., June 25, 2012 7:42am
The U.S. Supreme Court will not intervene in a tri-state water dispute between Alabama, Georgia and Florida that has threatened the metro Atlanta area's water supply. The decision Monday by the top court means that a ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta still stands. That appeals court ruling was a significant victory for Atlanta and area communities since a lower judge had earlier threatened to severely restrict the region's access to its main water source.