Wed., April 3, 2013 12:00pm
Lake Lanier, a main drinking water source and recreation area for metro Atlantans, has reached its winter full pool level. The lake has risen more than 13 feet since the middle of December.
Fri., February 8, 2013 2:15pm
Northeast Georgia counties are no longer in drought. It’s thanks to the recent rains. Central Georgia still faces the worst drought conditions.
Thu., November 29, 2012 5:26pm
Two days of court-ordered mediation were slated to get under way in a federal lawsuit challenging the $650 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel. Attorneys for both sides were scheduled to meet today and tomorrow in Charleston in sessions overseen by former South Carolina U.S. Rep. John Spratt.
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.
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.
Wed., October 31, 2012 7:29am
Gov. Nathan Deal says a federal official has recommended funding to dredge the Port of Savannah in the next federal budget. The Republican governor said the assistant Army secretary for civil works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, recommended the funding in a letter informing Congress of the agency's approval of the project.
Mon., October 8, 2012 10:00am
Officials are urging the federal government to reconsider a decision to quit staffing navigational locks built on the Chattahoochee River south of Columbus, Ga., and Phenix City, Ala.
Wed., August 15, 2012 6:48pm
A federal judge has appointed former South Carolina U.S. Rep. John Spratt to mediate a lawsuit challenging the $650 million deepening of the Savannah Harbor shipping channel.
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.
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.