Lake Lanier Levels on the Rise

Levels have been steadily increasing over the past month.

Recent rains and fewer releases have contributed to increased water levels at Lake Lanier.

The Gainesville Times reports that Lake Lanier has risen above 1,058 feet above sea level for the first time since Nov. 23. The lake hit 1,056.33 feet on Dec. 19, its lowest point since Jan. 16, 2009 during the height of the 2007-09 drought. Winter full pool is 1,070 feet.

Last month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed to reduce releases at Buford Dam to preserve lake levels as much as possible.

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