Lake Lanier News

6/19/2017 9:03:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The effective date of the price change is unclear. You can purchase the lifetime Senior Passes around Atlanta at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area office (1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs) and at Kennesaw Mountain (900 Kennesaw ...

6/19/2017 4:09:00 PM
WLTZ 38 News
At Whitewater Express two adventures they offer are zip lining and whitewater rafting. Both of these activities are fun for the family. Right now, they are offering a season pass where you can get unlimited visits to the Chattahoochee River for the next year.

6/19/2017 3:37:00 PM
The Columbus fire team has seen an increase every summer over the last couple of years in the times they’ve had to get their gear out and rescue someone out of the water, but what exactly do you need to do to make sure you don’t get caught in the current?

6/19/2017 2:14:00 PM
Saporta Report
Florida sued Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court to win access to more water from the Chattahoochee River basin. The court-appointed special master ruled the actual cause isn’t Georgia withholding water. Rather, the special master ruled that the lower ...

6/19/2017 1:49:00 PM
The Chattahoochee River begins in the North Georgia mountains and winds through the state, with plenty of opportunities to grab your innertube and “Shoot the Hooch,” as the locals call it. River tubing on the Chattahoochee is available in a number of ...

6/16/2017 2:21:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
Field's theory on this? The rodent population is exploding and snakes have much more to feed on. Especially near the Chattahoochee River. "Snakes can go just about anywhere but they're attracted to brushy areas. They're very, very non-aggressive," says Field.

6/16/2017 1:56:00 PM
It’s very easy, but it’s the truth.” Last month, the proud father of two posted an adorable image of him and his baby girl enjoying time at the Chattahoochee River. “She grabbed daddy’s hand and started pulling me right down the middle of the ...

6/15/2017 9:53:00 AM
Thomasville Times-Enterprise
During all three days of this year’s camp, including Thursday’s last stop at the Chattahoochee River and a water park, Water World, in Dothan, Alabama, presenters taught children to conserve water, a valuable natural resource. “Our main goal is to ...

6/13/2017 9:46:00 PM
Springer Opera House (Columbus, GA): Right on the Chattahoochee River is the official theater of Georgia with an incredible history. One actor who seemed to fall in love with the Southern Hospitality the Springer offered was the great Edwin Booth ...

6/11/2017 5:47:00 PM
Colorful dragon boats filled the waters around the Lake Lanier rowing venue Saturday for the Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club's annual Gainesville-Hall Dragon Boat Challenge. The Secret City Mad Paddlers was the overall champion, capturing a Gold Medal in the ...

6/11/2017 1:01:00 AM
Gainesville Times
A slew of colorful boats and costumes filled the warm waters of Lake Lanier on Saturday for the fourth annual Gainesville Hall County Dragon Boat Challenge at Lake Lanier Olympic Park. Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club played host to the event, which matches ...

6/10/2017 7:49:00 AM
The 6’0?, 250-pound snapper is right out of Buford, Ga. and would be the third consecutive long snapper from there to play for LSU after Reid and Blake Ferguson. Blake is a sophomore this season so there would be one year of overlap between him and ...

6/8/2017 9:03:00 PM
Gainesville Times
The creeks and rivers are slightly stained to very stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466. Bass fishing rates are good to great. Anglers that work hard should ...

6/8/2017 5:34:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan confirms the body of a missing man has been recovered from the Chattahoochee River. The body of 25-year-old Thomas Odom was found by a kayaker around 8:45 p.m. about 2.5 miles downstream from ...

6/8/2017 4:30:00 PM
Atlanta INtown
Her second surgery was just five weeks before the open swim. Through swim clinics, the Atlanta Open Water Swim at Lake Lanier on Saturday, Sept. 23, and local fundraisers, SAA seeks to raise $500,000 to benefit pediatric cancer research at the Aflac Cancer ...

6/7/2017 3:24:00 PM
Finally, I asked someone from Omaha, Georgia how to get there, and this is what he said: “Jump in the Chattahoochee River somewhere around the south side of Columbus, let yourself float, say, round about ten miles, then climb out on the bank and you’ll ...

6/7/2017 1:07:00 AM
Gainesville Times
The last steel-hulled, sunken houseboat was scraped from the shore of Lake Lanier on Tuesday. Law enforcement, lake managers, the Lake Lanier Association and Marine Specialties Inc. hauled the hull of the 40-foot, destroyed vessel — stuffed full of ...

6/6/2017 7:01:00 PM
Residents near Lake Lanier are concerned about an invasive weed species that is spreading across the lake. According to Carol Whaley, a members of the Lake Lanier Civic Association, the mild winter season and increase in boating activity has perpetuated ...

6/6/2017 4:13:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
For the fourth time in one year, a crew on Lake Lanier pulled a sunken house boat on to a barge and off to a dumping ground. The Lake Lanier Association tried for several months to find the owner of the vessel, but were unsuccessful and finally had to pay ...

6/6/2017 2:53:00 PM
Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA. Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective…

6/5/2017 1:44:00 PM
Saporta Report
Florida fights a lot over water. Florida is fighting Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court for more water from the Chattahoochee River basin. Last week, some Florida residents lost their battle to prevent more water from being pumped from a basin north of ...

6/4/2017 10:57:00 PM
11 Alive
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - More than 160 coyotes have been killed in Georgia since the state's "coyote challenge" for hunters and trappers began in April. The Times reports that the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's program allows hunters and trappers ...

6/3/2017 10:38:00 AM
But a court official recommended in February that the case be dismissed because Florida had not included the Army Corps of Engineers, which operates federal reservoirs on the Chattahoochee River. In a brief filed Wednesday, Florida argues that the court ...

6/3/2017 10:35:00 AM
Officials with the Lake Lanier Association hope another sunken houseboat will be removed from the waters of the lake this coming Tuesday morning. The sunken vessel, dubbed the "Titanic" houseboat, sank at a private dock several years ago, according to a ...

6/2/2017 2:11:00 PM
"Near normal rainfall over the past two months, along with prudent water management, have enabled Lake Lanier to rise more than 2.7 feet to elevation 1,064.3, about 6.7 feet from the top of full summer level (1,071 feet)," said Lisa Hunter, spokeswoman for ...

6/1/2017 5:58:00 PM
Gainesville Times
The creeks and rivers are slightly stained to very stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466. Several methods are working well, but who cares when the top water ...

5/31/2017 3:51:00 PM
The common misconception around Columbus is that the water in the Chattahoochee River is contaminated with E. coli. Water officials in Columbus say that might be the case in Atlanta but once it reaches here it is fairly clean. “Seven years ago coming out ...

5/30/2017 10:52:00 PM
River Canoe Trips - Saturdays and Sundays in July, 6 PM Come and take a leisurely evening 2.5 hour paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. Our trip is a great first time experience or a ...

5/30/2017 9:01:00 PM
Flagpole Magazine
If it's particularly hot, you can go tubing in the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River (highly recommended, unless it's a weekend, when everyone and their brother from Atlanta turns the river into a natural version of a packed Disney ride). There is also ...

5/30/2017 3:31:00 PM
The racing events begin Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and go until about 7:30 p.m. Events will start at 12:30 p.m. Sunday and continue until 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the Chattahoochee River will be host to the 2017 WPA Paddle Championships presented by Salt ...

5/30/2017 1:59:00 PM
In a photo posted to his Instagram account, Dwayne "therock" Johnson can be seen wading into the Chattahoochee River holding the hand of his 17-month-old daughter Jasmine. Their looks are priceless. On his account, he wrote: "She grabbed daddy's hand and ...

5/27/2017 5:10:00 PM
The body of a Gainesville man was found in Lake Lanier Saturday afternoon. Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Stephen Wilbanks said the body of 36-year-old Thomas Wayne Chapman was found by a boater just after 2:30 south of Don Carter State Park in the north end ...

5/27/2017 1:57:00 PM
11 Alive
A boat reportedly caught on fire on Lake Lanier on Saturday afternoon. Hall County Fire Services confirmed the incident, and that the fire has been extinguished. According to other boaters, the fire happened between Flowery Branch Cove and Holiday Marina ...

5/27/2017 8:05:00 AM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Not just during events like this, but year-round we all need to work together to protect and maintain these wetlands and precious water sources like the Chattahoochee River, Yellow River and Lake Lanier. “Great programs like Adopt-A-Road and Adopt-A ...

5/26/2017 7:21:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
A sign of how much the lake — which must release water every day to meet water flow requirements further down the Chattahoochee River — benefitted from this week’s rains is that the midnight pool level went from 1,063.06 feet on Saturday night ...

5/26/2017 7:09:00 PM
by: Carol Sbarge, Updated: May 26, 2017 - 6:39 PM BUFORD, Ga. - A Buford, Georgia, high school student will receive a present Friday that has been nearly 18 years in the making, thanks to the teenager’s grandfather and his pens. The moment John ...

5/26/2017 5:10:00 PM
WSB-TV Atlanta
coli earlier this month after a sample was taken from Don Carter State Park. Members of the Chattahoochee River Keeper were back out at the park Friday testing Lake Lanier. The EPA said the water is fine for swimming, boating and fishing for the holiday ...

5/26/2017 12:41:00 AM
WSB-TV Atlanta
HALL COUNTY, Ga. - Heavy rains like we’ve seen in Georgia recently can lead to higher levels of bacteria in the water. A no-swim warning was issued because of E. coli earlier this month after a sample was taken from Don Carter State Park. Members of the ...

5/25/2017 5:29:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Lake Lanier’s water level is up over four feet from the start of this year. Presently, levels are rising from rain runoff and inflow as this report is being written. Lake Lanier’s level is 1,064.06 or 6.94 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071.

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