published Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Lake Lanier in Georgia remains full after high summer level

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Authorities say it's the first time in 10 years that northeast Georgians have enjoyed an entire summer with a full Lake Lanier.

Records show that the last time the lake consistently stayed above summer full pool of 1,071 feet above sea level was between May and August was in 2003.

This year, the lake has been at summer full pool since late April. The lake reached its peak this year on May 7 at 1,073.67 feet.

The Times of Gainesville reports that the lake was still above full pool at 1,0714.69 feet as of early Monday. On Oct. 1 last year, the lake was at 1,060.89 feet.

The data comes from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the lake northeast of Atlanta.

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