Lake Lanier News

3/11/2019 3:21:00 PM
Lake Lanier
As the father of two adult daughters and two perfect granddaughters, I want to add my surprise-free personal congratulations to Brooke Wheeler of Snellville for the trophy rainbow trout she landed fro...

3/11/2019 11:29:00 AM
Lake Lanier
Water levels have approached near-record levels (1076 mean sea level) twice in the past 14 days, with continued rainfall in the regional forecast. While non-damaging water releases from the Lanier Res...

3/8/2019 6:45:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
at 3 p.m. EST Sunday. After it roared through Beauregard, it hit Smiths Station as an EF-3, with a peak wind of 140 mph, around 3:30 p.m., then crossed the Chattahoochee River into Georgia and cut a s...

3/7/2019 12:47:00 PM
Lake Lanier
Peachtree Pointe at Lanier Islands on Lake Lanier is about a million times nicer than this time last year. You’ll find the best spot on the lake for your event at Peachtree Pointe. Choose from outside ...

3/7/2019 10:23:00 AM
npca.org
Join Chattahoochee Riverkeeper for their 9th annual service event along the Chattahoochee River. Sweep the Hooch provides the opportunity for individuals and communities to come together to remove tra...

3/7/2019 9:48:00 AM
Gainesville Times
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier remains well above full pool at 1,075.6 feet or 4.6 feet above full pool of 1,071 feet at the time of this writing. Lake surface temperatures are in the low 50s. The lake ...

3/6/2019 4:44:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Food Truck Fridays are coming back to Lake Lanier Olympic Park next week. The park is starting up its 2019 season of Food Truck Fridays on the Lake at 5 p.m. Friday, March 15. The event will run once ...

3/5/2019 4:54:00 PM
Gainesville Times
The city of Gainesville is asking Hall County’s legislative delegation to approve annexing Lake Lanier Olympic Park in to the city so the city can take over the park’s operations. Currently, the city ...

3/4/2019 10:30:00 AM
USA Patch
Metro Atlanta Resort Endeavors to Accommodate Large Groups with the Enclosure of this Lakeside Venue and Addition of Two Commercial Kitchens Buford, Ga. – March 4, 2019 – Lanier Islands is ...

3/4/2019 10:04:00 AM
Insurance Journal
One of the rainiest winters in recent years has brought the highest water levels in 42 years to Lake Lanier, northeast of Atlanta. The high waters are sloshing into the yards of homes and overtaking d...

3/2/2019 8:02:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Lake Lanier is full — more than full actually. As storms have moved through the area, with a fresh round of rain expected to come through today, Lanier is close to 5 feet above its full pool level of ...

2/28/2019 4:15:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier is well above full pool at 1,075.7 feet, or 4.7 feet above full pool of 1,071 at the time of this writing. Lake surface temperatures are right above or just below 50 degr...

2/27/2019 3:42:00 PM
Lake Lanier
The Twisted Oar on Lake Lanier isn’t the mythical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but it’s almost as hard to find. My adventure to the Twisted Oar began on the first sunny Sunday afternoon sinc...

2/26/2019 8:38:00 PM
11Alive
CUMMING, Ga. — Lake Lanier is at it’s highest point since 1977 according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, The lake received 13.53 inches of rain in the last seven days, according to the U.S. Geolo...

2/25/2019 4:29:00 PM
Gainesville Times
On a typical day, Jim O’Dell walks down the stairs to the bottom floor of the Lake Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club and weaves his way through the boats and equipment stacked on racks throughout the boatho...

2/22/2019 1:39:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Marinas, lake trails and boat ramps are feeling the full effects of this year’s winter precipitation, and some have had to temporarily close down until Lake Lanier’s water level decreases. In Gainesvi...

2/22/2019 12:28:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
Following days of rain seemingly endless rain, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily closed West Bank Park at Lake Lanier due to “safety hazards.” In a news release, the Corps said the park ...

2/21/2019 7:32:00 PM
Fishing
(Feb 15, 2019 - GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga.) With each day that passes, Tennessee angler David Mullins sounds more and more confident about his current situation. He’s learning Lake Lanier’s spotted bass, an...

2/21/2019 2:19:00 PM
Gainesville Times
Water Conditions: Lake Lanier is rising rapidly from recent rains. It is 1,074.28 feet and rising, or 3.28 feet above full pool of 1,071 at the time of this writing. Lake surface temperatures are in t...

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
BassResource.com
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
BassFan
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...

2/7/2019
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
WABE
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...

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