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Pilots petition Army Corp of Engineers for right to land on Lake Lanier

Gainesville Times

Date: 7/21/2014 10:34:00 PM

Troy Wheeler dipped the wings of his bright yellow Piper Cub seaplane toward Lake Lanier as he circled back toward Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville. Landing at the airport was his only nearby option as Wheeler’s craft, which can land on water

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Don Carter State Park is One Year Old


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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GA national parks see 7 million visitors in 2013

WRCB 3 Chattanooga

Date: 7/20/2014 1:52:00 PM

Georgia's national park sites include the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and more. National Park Service officials say visitor numbers are lower

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Lake stakeholders plan to decide how to manage water quality

Gainesville Times

Date: 7/19/2014 10:55:00 PM

A watershed moment may be in store for a group working with state environmental officials on a water quality plan for Lake Lanier. The Lake Lanier Stakeholders, largely made of public utility officials from governments around the reservoir, has been

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The Pirates of Lanier Poker Run


Date: 7/17/2014 7:53:00 PM

Ha! Wrong! A poker run is … well, nobody really knows, but they’re having one at Lake Lanier Islands where people will launch boats to putter, zip and zoom on Lake Lanier to collect money for charity. The children at “Camp Sunshine,” “Camp Twi

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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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