As Lake Lanier levels drop, other concerns rise

With Lake Lanier 8 feet below full pool and falling, Val Perry has a message for Lake Lanier Association members: Move your dock.

“If they don’t do it now, they might be stranded,” said the Gainesville-based organization’s president. “We’re hearing we might have a normal winter, which would be OK, but we were supposed to have more rain than we’ve had so far, and we haven’t gotten any.”

Lake Lanier was at 1,062.94 feet above sea level on Sunday, Oct. 23, the lowest point in more than 3½ years. The summer full pool is 1,071 feet, and the winter full pool is 1,070 feet.

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