Lake Lanier News

6/15/2018 10:27:00 AM
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Facebook has posted that the river is safe to enter once again. After immense flooding from Subtropical Storm Alberto, it is finally safe to go inside the Hooch for recreational summer fun. The U.S. Army ...

6/14/2018 4:24:00 PM
VALLEY, Ala. (WRBL) - An urgent warning from East Alabama Fire District as two teen kayakers needed rescuing Thursday morning from the Chattahoochee River near Riverview Boat Ramp. Thank goodness the two teens were wearing life jackets or the rescue effort ...

6/14/2018 2:28:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau President Stacey Dickson laid back in her bright yellow beach chair overlooking the lake from the new Margaritaville at Lanier Islands attraction on Wednesday night. And she just chilled. As she chatted casually ...

6/13/2018 2:03:00 PM
Lake Lanier
On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Lanier posted on their Facebook page that they will reopen their Lower Pool West Park to the public on Thursday, June 14th. On May 30, 2018, the USACE office ...

6/12/2018 5:56:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Residents and visitors alike have seen trash and debris in West Point Lake and the Chattahoochee River, but efforts are being made to make that litter less prevalent. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning a major cleanup effort in September ...

6/11/2018 1:41:00 AM
CBS Atlanta
Dozens of people became stranded at Lake Lanier after two ramps overturned leading to docks at Aqualand Marina in Gainesville. More than 20 people had to be rescued Sunday, when the docks became detached during a fast-moving storm. A boat also sank during ...

6/7/2018 8:57:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considers the Chattahoochee River to be unsafe when Buford Dam releases water from Lake Lanier on its regular schedule, so it may not be a surprise that those concerns are heightened after recent storms. The corps has been ...

6/7/2018 5:34:00 PM
WSB Radio
All that rain from Tropical Storm Alberto is still having an effect on many of the beaches and boat ramps at Lake Lanier. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed eight beaches as of Thursday due to the higher lake levels. “An area could be 6 feet ...

6/7/2018 1:19:00 PM
Atlanta Daily World
For 40 years, the Possum Trot 10K has allowed runners to take part in a great race while helping save animals and all along the beautiful banks of the Chattahoochee River. This year, the race gets running June 16 at 7 a.m. This is an Official AJC ...

6/7/2018 3:45:00 AM
Here is a friendly reminder that you probably should steer clear of the Hooch this weekend. The flooding in Helen affected the water levels along our stretch of the Chattahoochee. The Buford Dam, which controls the water level on our stretch of the Hooch ...

6/6/2018 9:39:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
A scenic spot where residents could take a stroll or do some fly fishing in the shadow of Buford Dam has been closed because of ongoing water releases designed to relieve Lake Lanier. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the closing of Lower Pool ...

6/5/2018 3:53:00 PM
Officials are warning people to stay off Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River. Recent rains have caused the lake and river to swell making it dangerous for even the most experienced swimmers and paddlers. As a result, fifteen of the sixteen swimming ...

6/5/2018 2:24:00 PM
After weeks of heavy rain, Lake Lanier is still 3 feet over its summer full pool level. Seventeen of the lake’s 18 beaches are closed to the public as a result. Nick Baggett, natural resource manager with the Army Corps of Engineers at the lake, said ...

6/5/2018 10:46:00 AM
CBS Atlanta
After a bout of heavy rainfall, water levels are finally beginning to return to safe levels at Lake Lanier. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says, "with lake levels going down, we're opening ramps and parks slowly but surely." You can stay up-to-date on ...

6/4/2018 1:09:00 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Due to recent heavy rains and high water levels at Lake Lanier, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering has closed several designated swim areas due to the agency’s high-water action plan. The Army Corps has closed 17 of the 18 designated swim areas they manage.

6/2/2018 6:15:00 PM
The Muscogee County Coroner's Office has confirmed the identity of the man who drowned following a whitewater rafting trip in the Chattahoochee River June 2. 46-year-old Alvin Lino was a resident of Marietta, GA who met his family in the Fountain City for ...

5/31/2018 3:18:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
Right now the Chattahoochee River has 10 times more water than it normally does. The Army Corps of Engineers are releasing water from Lake Lanier All this extra water comes from the recent rains causing Lake Lanier to exceed its summer pool level by nearly ...

5/31/2018 7:05:00 AM
Forsyth County News
For much of 2017, the concrete walkway around West Bank Park rose out of Lake Lanier by a few feet as the lake never reached full summer pool. On Wednesday, that walkway was under water. On Thursday, the lake level reached 1,073.5 feet above sea level, two ...

5/24/2018 5:26:00 AM
Mother Nature Network
Kayakers emerge from mist on the Chattahoochee River north of Atlanta. (Photo: Russell McLendon) That may only be a drop in the bucket, but what if similar mass cleanups happened every month or every week? That's actually why we have holidays like this ...

5/22/2018 12:50:00 PM
Daily Mail
A Centers for Disease Control employee whose body was found in a river six weeks after he went missing, has been ruled a suicide. Timothy Cunningham's body was recovered from the west bank of the Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta on April 3 - more ...

5/22/2018 8:32:00 AM
So, grab your sunscreen and a towel, and get out and have some fun at a lake near you. Lake Lanier was created by the completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in 1956. It is also fed by the waters of the Chestatee River. Named after American ...

5/15/2018 2:48:00 PM
Global Atlanta
Since 1996 when the Olympic rowing, canoeing and kayaking events were held at Lake Lanier the venue’s prestige has grown exponentially. Now known as Lake Lanier Olympic Park, it has drawn a host of prestigious events including U.S. national championships ...

5/14/2018 8:21:00 AM
The City of Atlanta could shell out $100,000 to help develop a multi-use trail along the under-appreciated Chattahoochee River. That is, if Atlanta City Councilman Dustin Hillis’s new legislation passes a council vote Tuesday. The piece of the $1.5 ...

5/11/2018 8:23:00 AM
The Business Journals
The city of Atlanta would contribute $100,000 toward a $1.5 million trail that would run along the Chattahoochee River for 100 miles under an ordinance introduced by Councilman Dustin Hillis. The Chattahoochee River Greenway would extend from Lake Lanier ...

5/7/2018 7:47:00 AM
A key highway around the south end of Lake Lanier will be closed for road repairs during the day Tuesday, May 8, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced. Buford Dam Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Corps said on its Facebook page.

5/4/2018 9:00:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Four parks near Buford Dam on Lake Lanier will be temporarily closed Tuesday because of maintenance work on Buford Dam Road, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced this past week. Corps officials said Lower Overlook, Lower Pool West, West Bank Turn-out ...

5/4/2018 11:39:00 AM
Lake Lanier
Pig Tales on Lake Lanier is my new favorite restaurant. It’s everything I ever hoped to find (well, almost) for fantastic food right on the lake. The same folks who own Fish Tales at Hideaway Bay Marina — one of my previous favorite restaurants ...

5/3/2018 11:27:00 AM
Lake Lanier
Our pal, Stacey Dickson — who gracefully directs the action at the Lake Lanier Convention & Visitor Bureau — has breaking news! No, it’s not “Nip it! Nip it! Nip it!’ But, that’s close. Mayberry is coming to Flowery Branch ...

5/3/2018 8:52:00 AM
Atlanta Eater
The 1500-acre Margaritaville (formerly LanierWorld) slated to open at Lake Lanier Islands is getting one more addition to its line-up of Jimmy Buffett-inspired attractions—party yachts. A small fleet of booze cruisers, Curbed Atlanta reports. In addition ...

5/2/2018 7:22:00 AM
Before this week, the Jimmy Buffett-inspired makeover of the 1,500-acre Lanier Islands resort compound was missing just one thing: a small fleet of party yachts. (How else could one turn the Hall County attraction into the hip tourist trap it deserves to be?

5/1/2018 1:17:00 PM
A coalition of public safety experts, and representatives from local clubs like Kiwanis, hosted a panel discussion Tuesday morning to remind the community that, while they can enjoy activities out on the Chattahoochee River, they need to understand the ...

4/30/2018 6:04:00 AM
The Business Journals
For the first time, the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Dragon Boat World Championship will take place in the United States – in Gainesville, Ga. From September 12-16, Lake Lanier Olympic Park will host more than 20 countries and up to 1,500 ...

4/29/2018 9:04:00 AM
USA Patch
BUFORD, GA – Four men were rescued Saturday by the Gwinnett Fire Department when they were fishing from the a rock in the middle of the Chattahoochee River near Bowman's Island and the water level became too turbulent for them to cross back to shore.

4/28/2018 2:16:00 PM
Dothan Eagle
I hate it, but I feel Congresswoman Martha Roby has stepped in it again with her reply about funding aviation at Fort Rucker. She touted her position on the Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations and let us know that she was able to get Fort Rucker ...

4/25/2018 1:56:00 PM
Mother Nature Network
Armed with trash bags and grabber tools, a team of volunteers from Georgia Aquarium set out on a rainy Saturday to remove trash from local spots within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The effort was part of Sweep the Hooch day ...

4/25/2018 11:08:00 AM
Atlanta Eater
A portion of Lake Lanier Islands in Buford (that’s Hall County) is getting a Jimmy Buffet makeover, the AJC reports. Can’t make it to Key West or the beaches along the 30-A this summer? No problem. Margaritaville at Lanier Islands will have plenty of ...

4/24/2018 8:32:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Lanier Islands and Safe Harbor Davelopment LLC announced earlier this year that the developer would be taking over the LanierWorld attraction at Lake Lanier and converting it to a Margaritaville theme. Among the new details announced Tuesday were features ...

4/24/2018 5:55:00 PM
The Chronicle Herald
Canadian athletes were selected this weekend at the first set of the national sprint team trials on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga. The sprint and paracanoe World Cups will be held in Szeged, Hungary and Duisburg, Germany over two consecutive weekends ...

4/23/2018 11:02:00 AM
Lake Lanier
Unfortunately, on Friday, April 20, 2018, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released bad news for winter camping on Lake Lanier. Our friends with the USACE who oversee the parks and campsites on Lake Lanier released a statement saying winter camping ...

4/23/2018 10:34:00 AM
Marietta Daily Journal
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park have jointly received a National Park Foundation grant to strengthen their volunteer programs at each park, respectively. At Chattahoochee River NRA ...

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