October 2009

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Lake LanierThe U.S. Geological Survey website is reporting that Lake Lanier reached full pool this morning and is currently at 1,071.01 feet above sea level. Located just north of Atlanta, the Lake Lanier reservoir is the water source for most of the metro Atlanta area.

Indicative of the amount of rain we've had lately, today's level is the first time that Lake Lanier has been at full pool since September 2005, and is over 20 feet higher than the all-time low in December 2007 (see photo). The lake level has risen 18 feet in 2009 alone, not a small feat considering the lake has 692 miles of shoreline.

Unfortunately the rain has also created havoc on low lying areas and caused many creeks and streams to flood into developed areas that have never before experienced

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