Thursday, October 15, 2009
It's Official...Lake Lanier Reaches Full Pool!
Ring a bell and cue drum roll, please. As of Wednesday morning, Lake Lanier is officially full. Make that "Full" with a capital "F."
The lake, hard hit by the drought, reached "full pool" of 1071 feet above sea level at 8:15 a.m. for the first time since September, 2005. The level actually surpassed full pool and was recorded at 1071.01 feet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
At it's low point on Dec. 28, 2007, the level of Lanier, metro Atlanta's largest source of drinking water, dropped to 1,050.79 feet, more than 20 feet below full pool.
Experts at the National Weather Service had predicted that Lanier would reach full pool by November, but recent heavy rain has boosted the lake's level by more than a foot in the past two days alone.