"Drought-stricken Lake Lanier, which stands near the head of a water table that serves Atlanta and parts of Georgia, Alabama and Florida, rose 3 feet (1 metre) in the recent rain.
Two years ago the lake was at record low levels but now it stands just 3-4 feet (1-1.2 metres) below the 1,071 feet (326 metres) above sea level considered its full level during the summer, said Lisa Coghlan of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Mobile, Alabama.
At the height of a drought in November 2007 the lake's level fell to 1,052 feet (320 metres), Coghlan said."
For pictures of the lake after the rains visit
For great pictures of the flood in Atlanta and all around us visit: