Army: Lanier dock permits may stop if water dips

GAINESVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may stop issuing boat dock permits on Lake Lanier if water levels drop by 2 feet.

That reservoir on the Chattahoochee River is the main water supply for millions of people in metro Atlanta.

Lake Lanier's water level currently stands at just over 1,065 feet, or nearly 6 feet below the full mark. Reports show that water levels have dropped a half-foot this week alone.

Ernest Noe, the chief ranger for the Corps, says that some decisions on docks may need to be postponed until water levels rise.