Lake Lanier News

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...

1/8/2019
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
WRBL
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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
WTVM
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
(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
11Alive
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
WLTZ
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. ...

12/13/2018 1:55:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier came up to over full pool with the past week’s rains and has come down slightly to 1,070.95 or .05 below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in t...

12/12/2018 8:34:00 AM
North Fulton
Roswell has assets few cities can claim, including its historic charms, avid biking community, award-winning park systems, the much-loved Canton Street and the iconic Chattahoochee River. But it’s the ...

12/7/2018 7:08:00 AM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Wrapped in colorful lights, the palm trees on the edge of Lake Lanier glow bright, colorful balls that represented coconuts strung up to the treetops. Further down the island, children and adults zoom ...

12/7/2018 3:46:00 AM
Realtor.com
2303 Bancroft Way, Buford, GA 30519 is a single family home for sale. Browse realtor.com® for nearby schools and neighborhood information. Find homes similar to 2303 Bancroft Way within your price ran...

12/6/2018 12:35:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier continues to hover less than a foot below full pool at 1,070.57 or .43 below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures have registered from as low as 49 de...

12/5/2018 11:46:00 AM
Gainesville Times
The weather is literally raining on Lake Lanier’s parade this weekend and forcing organizers to abbreviate their annual Parade of Boats on Saturday. Wind, rain and sleet in the forecast for Saturday, ...

12/3/2018 6:00:00 PM
North Fulton
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Lake Lanier Association removed more than 50 tons of debris from the water during its annual Clean Lake Sweep this year. Over the last 30 years, the group has removed over 1, ...

12/3/2018 3:46:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
"I got the word and was obviously shocked." Bo Slaughter's house sits on a stream that feeds into nearby Lake Lanier. He and his neighbors are understandably upset. Nobody ever wants sewage nearby. "I...

11/27/2018 12:52:00 PM
Lake Lanier
What is more fun than jumping into cold water at the 2019 Polar Bear Plunge into Lake Lanier? Well, just about everything, if you ask me. Unless you enjoy diving into semi-icy cold water on New Year’s ...

11/27/2018 12:52:00 PM
Lake Lanier
What is more fun than jumping into cold water at the 2019 Polar Bear Plunge into Lake Lanier? Well, just about everything, if you ask me. Unless you enjoy diving into semi-icy cold water on New Year’s ...

11/26/2018 10:05:00 AM
North Fulton
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area held its annual Autumn Owl Prowl Nov. 17, an opportunity to learn about local wildlife, see live birds of prey and visit the park at ...

11/24/2018 11:46:00 AM
The Republic
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Bow hunters are taking aim at the deer living on islands in Lake Lanier. The lake’s annual deer hunt, regulated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is set for this weekend. The dee...

11/20/2018 4:00:00 PM
local.aarp.org
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11/20/2018 2:33:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Bow hunters are descending on the islands of Lake Lanier this November for the lake’s annual deer hunt. The hunt is regulated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which drew a lottery for bow hunters ...

11/17/2018 12:00:00 PM
local.aarp.org
AARP offers tools to answer your health care questions, to help manage your health information and to help you learn about medical conditions, symptoms and procedures. Start now by selecting a tool be...

11/15/2018 10:01:00 AM
WLTZ
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flood Warning for the Chattahoochee River near Columbus until Saturday evening. * At 12 PM Thursday the stage was 27.7 feet…and rising. * Mi...

11/6/2018 6:54:00 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Laurel Ridge Trail at Lake Lanier and parks that connect to it will be closed for the Buford Dam Deer Hunt, to take place Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 13-15, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announc...

10/25/2018 11:18:00 AM
USA Patch
FORSYTH, GA — Are you in the market for a new home? Looking for more space to accommodate your growing family? Are you seeking to downsize, now that the kids have left the nest? Or, do you want ...

10/24/2018 2:26:00 PM
Lake Lanier
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Lanier says the release of its updated Master Plan will be delayed well past the fall of 2019. USACE officials issued a statement that “the planned sec...

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