Army Corps reduces water releases at Lake Lanier

ATLANTA — The Army Corps of Engineers will until April 30 to reduce the amount of water that flows out of Lake Lanier at Burford Dam, a move that allows increased water storage amid continuing drought conditions.

Federal authorities published their decision Friday, more than two months after a request by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The corps on Saturday dialed back the water release on Saturday from 750 cubic feet per second to 650 cubic feet per second.

Corps officials said they did not act sooner because of concerns about water quality and environmental conditions downstream. The corps said the latest observations and measurement put those concerns to rest.

A corps spokesman said the lower pressure won't be noticeable to onlookers at the dam.


R 2 years, 9 months ago

Gotta have it before you can release it ...

(Unless the FED Reserve can now print water too, for a small fee of course)


Don_Coyote 2 years, 9 months ago

How did the endangered mussels in Florida make it through droughts before there was a dam? How was the water quality for Alabama improved before there was a dam? Why did the Corp of Engineers drain down the lake all those many times to enable navigable channels for barge traffic that we now find didn't exist?

If Congress has any Georgia representation left that gives a care about their constituents that are not lobbyists they would recognize that the Corp has some 'splainin' to do.


TOWG 2 years, 9 months ago

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