Please an old man and his thinker......sometimes it doesn't grip the right numbers.....I live a and dock my boat off Tallassee Slough...for the past years I have taken my boat out when levels reach 487.0 because our slough goes down at that point where I have to pole my boat out if much lower. NOW...is the new 487.0 the same level as the prior level of many years??? Icontend that the new level of 488.0 is the old 487.0...confused yet ??
In 1923 they made a mistake by one foot msl. Therfore full pool is now accurately referred to correctly as 491msl. So naturally all other references change by one foot. Conclusion is 488 is most definitely the old 487. That being said, the lake is NOT 3ft down yet. The recently granted license requires the change in how levels are reported from what I understand. Does this help clear things up for you?