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Name:   geo - Email Member
Subject:   water level
Date:   1/22/2009 3:20:01 PM

I have not read all the posts bt am trying to find out if the water level is expected to be back near normal for the spring boating season.

Name:   John Galt - Email Member
Subject:   water level
Date:   2/18/2009 8:14:04 AM

The key will be the frequency of rainfall. Large amounts are nice, but keeping the ground saturated gives us the benefit of the runoff. All the big gains lately have been after periods of soaking rains. We gained a whole foot or more in the period of 4 days a few months ago.

Name:   architect - Email Member
Subject:   water level
Date:   3/1/2009 2:12:17 PM

It is March 1, 2009. It is snowing hard. Yesterday and the day before we had 4" of rain and Lanier is up 5". Several weeks ago we had a similar amount of rain and the lake rose 9 times as much. All downstream lakes on the Hooch and Flint are full! Southwest Ga. and the Fl. panhandle have had near to above normal rain for the fall and winter. 92% of the basins water enters south of Buford dam. Can anyone tell me what in the name of all that is fair what the h... is going on?

Name:   John Galt - Email Member
Subject:   water level
Date:   3/16/2009 12:17:15 PM

This all seemed to start a long while back with a water release with someone asleep at the switch. Before they realized what was going on, a normal release had turned into huge drawdown. Sonny Perdue was doing backflips about that. Back to back hot summers with below than average rainfall put a big hurtin' on the levels. We're on track this year to almost reach full pool should the rains continue weekly. We've got till the middle of May till we traditionally start declining. Looking real good so far!!

Name:   Hunter34 - Email Member
Subject:   water level
Date:   3/19/2009 1:42:11 PM

I think that the lake may have risen to the point that it's not just rising straight up, but it's spreading out now into areas that have been dry. If that's the case, then the same volume of water will not cause as rapid a rise in depth as previous.

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