Lake Lanier News

3/23/2017 8:48:00 PM
Gainesville Times
The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river by calling 770-945-1466. Bass: The crazy weather fronts seem to affect the bass anglers more than they do the bass. It’s been warm, cold ...

3/23/2017 2:52:00 PM
Well, Lanier Point Park is a bigger dream come true. Yes, it’s on Lake Lanier. Yes, you can launch a boat, catch a fish, grill hot dogs in the fresh lake air and romp around with your kids until you can romp no more. Lanier Point has all the ...

3/23/2017 6:03:00 AM
Reporter Newspapers
Bauman referred to “baseball-mageddon,” while Mayor Rusty Paul only half-jokingly suggested a “Braves navy” of kayaks and boats that people could use to get to the stadium via the Chattahoochee River.

3/21/2017 8:31:00 AM
4 Traders
The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is looking for ways to help customers conserve water during this Level 2 drought. Water Conservation Specialist, Kristen Howard, said they're hosting an 'Ask a Plumber' Workshop Friday, March 24 from 12-1pm at ...

3/21/2017 1:13:00 AM
Gainesville Times
A Tennessee-Georgia border issue that caused a stir a few years ago may resurface at the Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting Saturday. The event’s featured speaker will be Brad Carver, an Atlanta lawyer who spearheaded tweaking the state line in ...

3/19/2017 11:09:56 PM
Hike the kid-friendly Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, exploring the Chattahoochee River in a wildlife-filled, shady forest south of Atlanta. Hike the Sope Creek Trail to the ruins of a stacked-stone Civil War-era paper mill on the banks ...

3/17/2017 2:43:00 PM
Columbus, Georgia — we are officially open for business!” 4. Saturday Night Live skit takes jab at Chattahoochee whitewater course The Chattahoochee River whitewater course got an pop culture mention over the weekend during a Saturday Night Live skit ...

3/17/2017 1:33:00 PM
Forsyth News
With cool weather recently chilling much of north Georgia, many residents are looking forward to warm, sun-soaked days on Lake Lanier, but officials are concerned about low water levels, which was 10 feet below full pool Thursday. Though the lake’s ...

3/17/2017 12:42:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Thanks to the recent acquisition of a key Gwinnett County property, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is now 55 acres bigger. The Trust for Public Land and the National Park Service announced Friday the purchase of the property near Suwanee ...

3/17/2017 9:57:00 AM
Equipment World
The department also reports the biggest bridge project is valued at $11.2 million for the construction of a bridge and approaches on SR 369 over Lake Lanier’s Six Mile Creak in Forsyth County. This project will replace a bridge built in 1955 that was ...

3/16/2017 10:04:00 PM
Gainesville Times
The Chattahoochee River running through the Alpine Village of Helen will be stocked with more than 400 pounds of fish for the Helen Trout Tournament. The 28th annual event will be from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Helen Chamber of Commerce ...

3/16/2017 4:08:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier’s water level is holding steady at 1,061, or 10 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. The main lake and creeks mouths are clear-to-stained, while the creeks and rivers are slightly-to-very stained. Lake surface ...

3/16/2017 12:25:00 PM
Despite the recent rainfall, Gwinnett County remains in the Level 2 Drought Response that was declared in November. Lake Lanier is a large reservoir, fed by smaller streams that have been slow to recover from the drought. As a result, Lake Lanier has been ...

3/16/2017 1:11:00 AM
American Rivers
The Corps operates a string of large reservoirs up and down the Chattahoochee River, including one at the Chattahoochee’s confluence with the Flint River at the Georgia-Florida state line. We and our partners made some headway with this long-overdue and ...

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/13/2017 5:00:00 PM
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is a great place for a picnic, a leisurely walk, or boating on a sunny afternoon. The 48 miles of the river that the park contains can take up the whole day or just a few hours for a quick getaway from the ...

3/13/2017 10:59:00 AM
First we see bright red cardinals. Then, a couple of perky robins on our lawns. They’re the two immutable signs that Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands is about to open for a new season! Oh, yeah … and spring is on the way. Saturday, March 4th was the ...

3/13/2017 1:00:00 AM
The gates open at 9 a.m. and close at dusk. 5. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area If you are looking for a fun spot to take the family for an outdoor adventure, then the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has got you covered.

3/12/2017 10:29:00 AM
Volunteers should meet at the Visitors' Center at 9:00. The park also needs volunteers for the Chattahoochee River Keeper's annual "Sweep The Hooch" cleanup to be held Saturday, April 8. Volunteers for that can sign up at the River Keeper's webpage but be ...

3/11/2017 1:13:00 AM
Gainesville Times
Officials, however, are hopeful the birds will move on their own. They have two years to pack their things and go before the green bridge that spans Lake Lanier along Dawsonville Highway is set to be demolished. A team of employees from Jackson EMC ...

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3/10/2017 8:41:00 PM
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan fired back after the federal government threatened to cut funding if two street signs aren't changed. "They have bigger things to do than worry about a street sign in a small city honoring a young man who ...

3/10/2017 12:00:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
With millions of recreational visitors each year, Lake Lanier is a top spot for Georgia’s landlocked residents to enjoy time on the water. But with fun in the water comes underlying dangers. Deaths related to drowning and boating trouble the lake each year.

3/10/2017 10:17:00 AM
A local kayaking enthusiast joins the News 3 Midday Community Watch to share his incredible experience paddling 300 miles down the Chattahoochee River. Jonathan Lee says he plans to do it again and this time, to support a good cause. Lee says this trip ...

3/10/2017 8:21:00 AM
Saporta Report
in Murray County; Johns Creek, in Floyd County. Although the Chatahoochee River isn’t on the list, rainbow and brown trout are safe to eat when caught in the stretch that passes through metro Atlanta – from Buford Dam south to Peachtree Creek ...

3/9/2017 10:34:00 PM
"There may be communities that have been doing films in California that can get away with the fees that are being proposed in this ordinance, but we're not quite there yet," said Stacey Dickson, president of the Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau.

3/9/2017 6:53:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier’s water level is still holding steady at 1060.91, or 10.09 feet below the normal full pool of 1071. The main lake and creeks mouths are clear-to-stained, while the creeks and rivers are slightly-to-very-stained. Lake surface ...

3/9/2017 4:34:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Register at Each race participant will receive a dri-fit T-shirt and an official race water bottle, as well as a goodie bag. Watch the Attack the ...

The Easter egg hunt is a highlight of Easter weekend at Lake Lanier Islands. Immerse yourself in spring scenery at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort at Stone Mountain. One of the best things about the Easter Bunny (besides the basket and ...

3/8/2017 8:59:00 AM
Americus Times-Recorder
Bell, a native of Gainesville, Ga., and graduate of Valdosta State University, led a question and answer session with students and gave valuable insights on how to begin a career with the State Department. Mann and Bell are currently traveling to Georgia ...

3/7/2017 6:46:00 PM
For their experiment, they gathered water samples from Lake Lanier and put them into separate and contained 20 liter “mesocosms”, which are controlled experimental environments set outdoors. The purpose is to replicate the original environment as much ...

3/7/2017 9:44:00 AM
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (3/7/2017) Take advantage of beautiful spring weather and plan a trout fishing trip to the north Georgia Mountains! How about an early trout stocking to sweeten the deal? The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) and the U.S. Fish and ...

3/6/2017 9:43:00 AM
Whether visitors choose to explore fascinating attractions such as the Civil War battlefields, visit the Georgian-German town of Helen or float on a tube down the Chattahoochee River, Georgia offers a range of activities that appeal to a variety of ...

Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/5/2017 8:16:00 AM
Atlanta Progressive News
(APN) ATLANTA — Georgia Power has announced its intentions to suspend plans to build nuclear reactors in Stewart County, Georgia on the Chattahoochee River. In Georgia Power’s 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) the Public Service Commission (PSC ...

3/4/2017 9:32:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Docks are sometimes the target of opportunistic thieves, and some Lake Lanier residents wish they could use surveillance cameras to monitor the belongings they keep by the lake just as they do the belongings in their home. “Theft is a common problem ...

3/4/2017 8:32:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
A full Lake Lanier level would be 1,071 feet. North of Lake Lanier, up around where the Chattahoochee River’s headwaters are located in the north Georgia mountains, extreme drought conditions still exist, according to the United States Drought Monitor.

3/3/2017 5:34:00 PM
But the day reminded me of the event at Fields Landing without the tobacco. Glenn also took me and his youngest son, Greg, to Lake Lanier once. We didn’t catch many fish — if any. All I remember from that day was eating Vienna sausages, saltine ...

3/3/2017 12:43:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Lake Lanier is still several feet below full pool, Gwinnett County officials said Friday. Much of metro Atlanta — including Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth and Fulton counties — remains in Level 2 drought response despite state authorities loosening ...

3/2/2017 11:00:00 PM
NW Florida Daily News
If Destin wants to replenish its supply of precious white sand, I suggest they leave off trying to steal it back from Okaloosa Island where nature has put it, and instead work a deal with Georgia to ship some of that sand from Lake Lanier where it's being ...

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