Lake Lanier News

2/17/2019 5:08:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Former B.A.S.S. Nation champion Paul Mueller won a spotted bass shootout on Georgia’s Lake Lanier, earning $100,000 by winning the Toyota Bassmaster Elite at Lake Lanier on Sunday. Desperate to fill o...

2/14/2019 7:41:00 PM
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga.— Jeff Gustafson, the 36-year-old first-year Elite Series pro from Keewatin, Canada, caught five bass that weighed 19 pounds, 2 ounces and took the lead in the Bassmaster Elite tou...

2/14/2019 2:19:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier remains slightly above normal pool at 1,071.55 feet or .55 feet above full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are around 50 degrees. The lake below Browns Bridge re...

2/13/2019 5:37:00 PM
The vast majority of the difference-making fish will come from much deeper water at Georgia's Lake Lanier and most of them will likely be a different species. Lanier and the rivers that feed it (the C...

2/13/2019 2:04:00 PM
Gainesville Times
The Bassmaster Elite Series is hosting its second event of the season, starting Thursday on Lake Lanier. The top anglers will be competing in the four-day event for a $100,000 top prize and spot in th...

2/13/2019 9:07:00 AM
Lake Lanier
The good news is the Toyota Bassmaster Elite Series makes its second stop of the 2019 season on Lake Lanier. The bad news is the entrants will catch fish that once broke our lines, stole our favorite ...

2/12/2019 2:00:00 PM
North Fulton
But while the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area fared better than most, it did not go unscathed. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is a national park system spanning 48 miles ...

2/11/2019 3:45:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, brings the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Lanier to the area this week. The event, the second of nine regular-season Elite Series bass tournaments, begins ...

2/7/2019 3:10:00 PM
Gainesville Times
High school basketball: North Hall's comeback bid falls just short in season-ending loss to Lumpkin County High school basketball: Cherokee Bluff girls team outlasts Lumpkin County to take overtime vi...

Todd Hamill
Water Resources Outlook (February 2019)

2/6/2019 2:28:00 PM
Lake Lanier
Opinions vary when it comes to drones. Self-proclaimed artists believe it’s just honky-dory to capture anyone’s image when they’re out in public. Folks being taped often feel their rights are being vi...

1/30/2019 8:29:00 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Hikers on the Laurel Ridge Trail at the south end of Lake Lanier are advised that the trail section between Lower Overlook and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Office has been closed due to fa...

1/24/2019 1:07:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier is still above normal at 1,072.89 feet, or 1.89 feet above the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the upper-40s. The main lake is clearer, and lo...

1/24/2019 12:27:00 PM
The trails in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area have stayed open during the partial government shutdown, but most of the 35 people who work at the metro Atlanta park are furloughed. Tha...

1/22/2019 11:13:00 AM
Gainesville Times
The Polar Bear Plunge is coming to Lake Lanier in early February after flooding in late December postponed the event traditionally held Jan. 1. A new plunge is coming Feb. 9 from the Lake Lanier Canoe ...

1/21/2019 1:55:00 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A 14-foot aluminum boat flipped over on the Chattahoochee River on Monday afternoon, authorities confirmed. A man and woman were fishing while inside the boat along with their dog, and all three ended ...

1/17/2019 1:45:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier is still above normal at 1,073.6 feet, or 2.6 feet above the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are hovering at around 49 degrees. The main lake and low...

1/16/2019 9:23:00 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
New water testing conducted at a controversial former golf course site near Lake Lanier found no trace of pollutants like pesticides and arsenic. Former irrigation ponds at the site of the old Lanier ...

1/15/2019 4:51:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Grier Todd, vice president of Lake Lanier Islands, announced during a South Hall Business Coalition meeting on Jan. 15 that this past year has proved successful through the recent partnership with Mar...

1/14/2019 8:42:00 AM
Athens Banner-Herald
GAINESVILLE, Ga. | One of Georgia's wettest years on record has made for a challenging time for marinas and other businesses on Lake Lanier. Gainesville, on the lake's east side, received nearly 70 in...

1/10/2019 12:53:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier is still well above normal at 1,073.71 feet or 2.71 feet above the normal full pool of 1,071 feet. Lake surface temperatures are right at 50 degrees, but expect them to f...

1/9/2019 8:52:00 PM
WSB Radio
There's not yet a serious problem of trash over-flowing containers along and inside the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. But that could soon change says Sally Bethea, board president of t...

Patsy Mercer
Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be increased by…

1/6/2019 5:36:00 AM
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. View of the Chattahoochee River in downtown Columbus, near the River Club on Bay Avenue. (Photo courtesy John Pyle Photograp...

1/5/2019 1:35:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Last year was the wettest year Gainesville has seen since 2013. In 2018 the city received a total of 69.86 inches of rain, just over 13 inches more than it did in 2017, according to the National Weath...

1/4/2019 7:51:00 PM
The Baxter Bulletin
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — It’s a reflection of temperament, perhaps, but I’ve never believed that getting there is half the fun. It’s not even a percentage point of the fun. Per tradition, our children, who ...

1/4/2019 5:00:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
A sewage spill into the Chattahoochee River from a pump failure at a water treatment plant in an Atlanta suburb will not cause any problems for West Point Lake. Kevin Chambers, Georgia Environmental P...

1/3/2019 4:16:00 PM
Houston Chronicle
MABLETON, Ga. (AP) — Officials in an Atlanta suburb say sewage has been flowing into one of the Chattahoochee River's main tributaries after a pump failed at a water treatment plant. Cobb County spoke...

1/3/2019 1:12:00 PM
Gainesville Times
The upper lake creeks and rivers are very stained to muddy due to the rains. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam will probably be generating water all day long, so check generation schedules befo...

1/2/2019 9:13:00 PM
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Event planners and representatives at Whitewater Express say they’ve had to cancel, reschedule and postpone activities this week and for the weekend. “There’s some safety hazards ...

1/2/2019 4:36:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
As the Chattahoochee River and the many tributaries flowing into the river get out of their banks, a lot of debris gets washed into the main river channel and flows into the lake. Some of this unsight...

1/1/2019 2:22:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, the Chattahoochee River in downtown West Point was just below action stage at 12.36 feet as of Monday afternoon. The river at West Point Lake w...

12/31/2018 4:45:00 PM
(WTVY) — Emergency officials have closed the Gordon and Columbia boat landings as a safety pre-caution. The water level on the Chattahoochee River is above average for this time of year. Hugh Peacock ...

12/31/2018 1:11:00 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The 21st annual Polar Bear Plunge into Lake Lanier has been postponed because of debris and muddy water, the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club said Monday. The plunge occurs annually on New Year’s Day or Ne...

12/27/2018 3:59:00 PM
Gainesville Times
North Hall boys move on to Lanierland semifinal following 55-46 win over Flowery Branch Lakeview Academy boys book ticket to semifinals with 60-42 win against West Hall at Lanierland North Hall girls ...

12/26/2018 4:29:00 PM
A piece of land that was once the Lake Lanier Golf Club is being developed, but the people living nearby say the construction is problematic. Even the county commissioner for that area has gotten invo...

12/21/2018 8:06:00 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
There may be a resolution in sight in the fight over a controversial — and potentially contaminated — property near Lake Lanier. The most contentious part of the site, which includes large irrigation ...

12/19/2018 2:40:00 PM
Forsyth County News
Since the announcement of a new water treatment facility near Lake Lanier, neighbors have raised concerns, even creating a website and posting signs in the area. After a heated meeting last week betwe...

12/18/2018 3:16:00 PM
North Fulton
Yes, trout fans, Georgia Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Hunter Roop has put the word out that there will be another Bucket Brigade volunteer-assisted stocking of the Chattahoochee ...

12/14/2018 5:12:00 PM
Friday featured relentless rain in the Chattahoochee valley. The unwelcome rain made for a soggy drive home from work and school today, December 14th 2018. No reports of flash flooding to pass along. ...

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