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Corps to release more water amid drought

MOBILE, Ala. — The Army Corps of Engineers says it will release more water from Lake Lanier and West Point Lake because of drought conditions in Georgia, eastern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

Weather forecasts aren't predicting rain in the region over the next two weeks, and more water is needed at Lake Seminole and Walter F. George.

So the corps will release additional water from the northern reservoirs to make up the water flow lost due to the lack of rain.

The announcement Friday means more water will be flowing through the basin that drains the Chattahoochee, Apalachicola and Flint rivers toward the Gulf of Mexico.

Much of eastern Alabama and central Georgia is either abnormally dry or in a drought.

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kevin 1 year, 6 months ago

Just when the Gwinnett BOC decides to spend hundreds of millions on processing more Lake water. Commissioner Heard says we have no choice. What about wells? It might be time to stop development in Gwinnett country until the water levels stay high. All the current residents will be suffering by being forced to use less water for the sake of new development. Maybe Gwinnett's quality of life has taken a permanent turn for the worse because according to our BOC, we have no choices left!

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toby 1 year, 6 months ago

Go ahead and drain Lanier. Then I can find all my tackle I lost over the years.

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dudley4141 1 year, 6 months ago

Yep! Go ahead and drain the lake and then give the land back to the families you took it from when you installed the damn to make the lake. You then might be able to solve a lot of crimes from all the bodies you will discover that have been missing all these years.

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