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PWC Boating Incident on Lake Lanier

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Date: 7/28/2014 5:00:00 PM

Georgia DNR Public Affairs Officer Mark McKinnon released a report about a personal watercraft (PWC) boating incident on Lake Lanier that occurred on Sunday, July 27, 2014. While on vessel patrol in Hall County on Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch Creek near

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Get a Special Deal at Lake Lanier Islands

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Date: 7/28/2014 10:35:00 AM

There are special deals at Lake Lanier Islands that can save you big bucks, whether you go to the lake’s biggest playground with your family and friends or if you go to meet new friends. With this deal, a Season Pass pays for itself in less than two visits

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Clarks Bridge Road has reopened

Gainesville Times

Date: 7/25/2014 6:50:00 AM

The tunnel is part of an overall $8.7 million project to replace the 56-year-old Clarks Bridge, which spans the Chattahoochee River on Lake Lanier. The project is set to be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. Mull said the speed limit will be lowered to 35 mph on Ga

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Pilots want to land seaplanes on Lake Lanier

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 7/24/2014 12:06:00 PM

A group of seaplane pilots is asking federal authorities to allow them to land on Lake Lanier. The Lanier Seaplane Pilots Association is petitioning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow their aircraft to land in the lake northeast of Atlanta

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Don Carter State Park is One Year Old

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Date: 7/21/2014 5:06:00 PM

Slip your boat in the water and explore the least packed part of Lake Lanier’s 38,000 acres on the Chattahoochee River. Take a look at how far Don Carter State Park has come in just one year. Park Manager Will Wagner and his crew have done a marvelous

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Surface Area: 38,542 Acres
• Shoreline: 540 Miles
• Length: 44 Miles
• Volume: 1,917,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 1,040 Square Miles
Lake Sidney Lanier, often referred to as Lake Lanier, is a reservoir in the northern portion of Georgia. Lake Lanier was created by the completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in 1956, and is also fed by the waters of the Chestatee River. It was named for poet Sidney Lanier, and was built and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is patrolled by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Lake Lanier is particularly known for its boaters, houseboats, jetskiers and there is also a local water park, The Lake Lanier Islands waterpark. The 1996 Summer Olympics rowing and sprint canoeing events were held at the lake. It also hosted the canoe sprint World Championships in 2003 at the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club.

Every year from mid-November through December, Lake Lanier Islands are decorated with holiday lights, know as the Magical Nights of Lights, one of the world's largest light shows.
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