Area Lakes Still Dangerously Low

Some rain could be on the way for your Thanksgiving holiday, but it won't be enough to get us out of our extreme drought. This morning, the water level at Lake Thurmond is about 12 feet below normal for the winter, and we're still in the fall. North of Atlanta, Lake Lanier is at its lowest level ever at 18 feet below normal. That lake is Atlanta's main water supply, and rain there is 20 inches below normal this year.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Millen Ga on Jan 22, 2008 at 07:19 AM
    Hi Bob: I was interested to know what the water levels are now in the Atlanta area. Ihave not heard you mention it lately or I could have missed it. I do not get to watch everyday, but most. The Ogeechee River which runs thru Jenkins Co. seems to be full. Please e-mail me a reply.
  • by ron Location: augusta on Nov 21, 2007 at 06:37 AM
    Is Lake Lanier also controlled by the Corp of Engineers like Clarks Hill?? It makes you wonder why Lake Russell above Clarks Hill is at near pool stage, couldn't some of that water be released into Clarks Hill?
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