Lake Lanier News

4/20/2017 7:15:00 PM
That decreases the flow of water down the Chattahoochee river, which flows into the Apalachicola river. Experts blame the water shortage for killing Franklin County's oyster industry. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on the issue soon.

4/20/2017 5:44:00 PM
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Thursday Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr was in town speaking at the Chattahoochee River Club. The Attorney General spoke inside a room full of attorneys and other members of the bar. Carr addressed everything from the water wars to ...

4/20/2017 4:21:00 PM
Reporter Newspapers
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area’s estimated visits and economic impact declined more than 10 percent last year, but the park is still a major contributor to the local economy, according to an annual federal report. The park system drew ...

4/18/2017 2:25:00 PM
The event was held on the Chattahoochee River at the Whitewater Good Wave in front of RiverWalk Island. “It was awesome to win on my home wave,” Mason said. “I train down here all the time.” There were eight kayakers in his category and three were ...

4/17/2017 7:12:00 PM
After retiring in 2013 from 22 years as a human resources manager with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, she has starred in the “Rollin with Kristine” wheelchair travel show on YouTube, including whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee River, ...

4/17/2017 9:57:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
334-201-5510, Not all of the waterways are calm and serene. The white water along the Chattahoochee River near Phenix City features several difficult and and 10 smaller rapids that are part of one of the longest urban, white-water ...

4/13/2017 9:56:00 AM
Americus Times-Recorder
DAWSON — The Lower Chattahoochee River Soil & Water Conservation District announces the 2017 Soil Stewardship theme: “Healthy Soils are Full of Life”. Soil Stewardship Week will be officially celebrated April 30- May 7, and is a fun and educational ...

4/12/2017 7:51:00 PM
Students from St. Pius X Catholic High School, assisted by members of the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited, recently released trout fingerlings into the Chattahoochee River. The project started approximately three months ago when the school ...

4/12/2017 12:18:00 AM
11 Alive
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities confirm that they've recovered the body of a jet skier who went missing after a Monday crash on Lake Lanier. Sgt. Lee Brown with the Department of Natural Resources said a jet ski and bass boat collided around 8:30 p.m. in ...

4/11/2017 9:37:00 PM
The state Department of Natural Resources has recovered the body of a Forsyth County man who went missing in Lake Lanier after a collision on the water Monday night. Yakov D. Shteyman, 34, was found near the original accident scene in water that was 65 ...

4/11/2017 4:16:00 PM
The tornadoes are as follows. The first tornado of the day started in Barbour County moved into extreme northern Henry County then crossed the Chattahoochee River moving into Quitman County. This tornado had maximum winds of 115 mph and a rating on the ...

4/11/2017 9:02:00 AM
The kayakers are competing for prizes in different classes in the competition, which begins Friday on the Chattahoochee River at Whitewater’s Good Wave in front of RiverWalk Island. It will start again Saturday at 1 p.m. and go until 5 p.m. It is free to ...

4/10/2017 9:00:00 PM
Broadway World
The Gainesville Garden, located at 1911 Sweetbay Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501, is open from November through March from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from April through October from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $8 adults ...

4/10/2017 4:51:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Residents are being asked to help officials in North Fulton and Gwinnett counties choose one of four alternatives for a pedestrian bridge over the Chattahoochee River. The Rogers Bridge project is in the concept design and environmental studies phase ...

4/8/2017 4:56:00 PM
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Several reptiles were stolen from a pet store in Gainesville, and the store’s owner has a message for whoever is responsible. Ken Neidenback said the thieves were able to unlock the front door of the Village Pets store Friday night ...

4/8/2017 8:18:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Unsafe levels of E. coli have made it a bad idea to hop into the Chattahoochee River for probably the whole weekend, according to the latest water readings. The United States Geological Survey’s BacteriAlert system has a health advisory in place after a ...

4/7/2017 8:40:00 PM
Forsyth News
NORTH FORSTYH - Forsyth County firefighters have been instructed not to respond to an island fire on the Forsyth County portion of Lake Lanier, per the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The fire, which is burning on an unoccupied island closest to Merritt ...

4/7/2017 7:26:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Unsafe levels of E. coli have made it a bad idea to hop into the Chattahoochee River for probably the whole weekend, according to the latest water readings. The United States Geological Survey’s BacteriAlert system has a health advisory in place after a ...

4/6/2017 4:08:00 PM
Forsyth News
EAST FORSYTH – A small shed holding the main sewage pump for the Habersham Wastewater Treatment Facility, a private facility near Lake Lanier in east Forsyth, caught fire Thursday afternoon, rendering the plant temporarily out of service. Around 3 p.m ...

4/6/2017 1:24:00 PM
Drought operations will reduce the flow of water from Lake Lanier into the Chattahoochee River, which ultimately feeds the Apalachicola River. “By entering drought operations, the minimum flow into the Apalachicola River to protect threatened and ...

4/6/2017 7:45:00 AM
La Grange Daily News
Last year, 582 volunteers pulled 15.5 tons of trash from the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries, and the Riverkeeper organization is seeing the effect of the cleanup in the rivers and lakes. “We’ve been doing that clean up since we started in 1994 ...

4/5/2017 8:59:00 PM
“Sweep the Hooch brings together a whole lot of volunteers to clean the Chattahoochee River,” said Parks and Recreation Department director Ben Skipper. “From the Girl Scouts to businesses, we had people who came out last year and got about two ...

4/3/2017 3:51:00 PM
La Grange Daily News
The Chattahoochee Keeper is a nonprofit organization started in 1994 that’s dedicated to protecting and preserving the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and tributaries for the people, fish and wildlife that depend upon them. One of the main reasons of the ...

4/3/2017 7:55:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
In 1973, in response to growing concerns about the Chattahoochee River, the Georgia General Assembly enacted the Metropolitan River Protection Act (MRPA). It established a 2000-foot corridor along both banks of the Chattahoochee for the 48 miles between ...

4/2/2017 8:47:00 AM
Forsyth News
Almost a decade after initial plans began to widen a major thoroughfare connecting Forsyth and Gwinnett counties over the Chattahoochee River, motorists will begin to reap the benefits of longtime construction. At midnight on Tuesday, traffic on Buford ...

4/1/2017 7:23:00 PM
Officials say charges are pending in the case of a boat that capsized Saturday afternoon on Lake Lanier in Hall County. Mark McKinnon with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that a personal watercraft apparently ran into the boat, causing it ...

4/1/2017 5:53:00 PM
“But when I was a kid, Columbus was way different. This was never a possibility,” he said of his work on and along the Chattahoochee River. “Maybe six or seven years ago, I would have never dreamed that I would have this job. But now that I ...

4/1/2017 4:14:00 PM
11 Alive
HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Hall County officials have confirmed a capsized boat on Lake Lanier but whether it was previously occupied is still unknown. Officials with Hall County Fire Services said a 20 foot boat was found partially submerged in Sunset Cove ...

3/30/2017 5:03:00 PM
The last time the documents for the management of the river basin that includes Lake Lanier were fully updated was in 1958. Thursday, a top to bottom update of those documents was signed off on by a federal official. Douglas W. Lamont, Senior Official ...

3/30/2017 1:57:00 PM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Federal officials approved a water plan Thursday that would give metro Atlanta virtually all the water it needs from Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River, a decision that likely will trigger a wave of new litigation from Georgia’s neighbors.

3/29/2017 10:13:00 AM
Aria Salons in downtown Alpharetta and the Collection at Forsyth have joined forces to raise money to support Chattahoochee River Keeper! Aria Salons in downtown Alpharetta and The Collection at Forsyth have been working hard raising money and awareness ...

3/28/2017 11:44:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
No need to pack the family up for a day at the lake if you live in this Buford home. For $3.2 million, you can be steps from Lake Lanier’s shores, with your own private beach, dock and boat slip. Spend a day watching the water or get out on the lake ...

3/26/2017 1:25:00 AM
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 ...

3/24/2017 11:38:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Just one month after each John Hunter Regatta, those in charge of the yearly event at the Lake Lanier Olympic Rowing Center meet to review how it went. It’s a sort of “post-mortem,” as event director Jeff Kish calls it, that helps them improve future ...

3/24/2017 1:38:00 PM
Forsyth News
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 ...

3/23/2017 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 ...

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