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 Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, Seed Lake, Georgia Power Co. News

  • Last Whitewater Releases of 2017 at Tallulah Gorge December 6, 2017
    For those of you who have missed the adventure of participating in or just watching the Whitewater Release events  at Tallulah Gorge you have one more opportunity.  This weekend December 9...
  • Whitewater Releases Scheduled for Tallulah Gorge This Weekend November 16, 2017
    Once again waters will return to Tallulah Gorge.  On Saturday November 18th, 500 cfs will be release and on Sunday, November 19th, 700 cfs.  Over 520 boaters participated in last...
  • High Water Flows Scheduled for Tallulah Gorge November 10, 2017
  • Whitewater Releases Scheduled for Tallulah Gorge October 31, 2017
    Beginning this Saturday, November 4th whitewater will again return to Tallulah Gorge.  The releases are scheduled for: Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November...
  • Aesthetic Flows Canceled at Tallulah Gorge October 3, 2017
    The aesthetic flows scheduled at Tallulah Gorge  on Wednesday, October 4, and Friday, October 6 have been canceled.  Insufficient inflow contribute to this cancellation.  Next week’s schedule will be evaluated...
  • North Georgia Lakes Announce 2017/2018 drawdown Schedules September 22, 2017
      Lake Burton November 1, 2017 – starts down to 7 feet below normal pool February 1, 2018 – starts up… March 1, 2018 – within 5 feet of Normal...
  • SPLASH Program Emphasizes Simple Water Safety Tips for Children and Adults July 3, 2017
    Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to remind Georgians of the importance of water safety. Last year, more than 200 Georgians drowned while swimming, boating, playing near water...
  • TIMPSON BEACH OPENS May 26, 2017
    Timpson Beach on Lake Burton opens today for the season.  The beach is open day light hours and is located off Charlie Mountain Road.  Bring your family and friends to...
  • Electrical Safety on the Shoreline May 16, 2017
    If you own a dock, boathouse or other shoreline structures, please take the time to inspect their electrical wiring and equipment. This is especially important for shoreline structures since water...
  • Prescribed Burning March 29, 2017
      Where there’s smoke… there’s fire! Have you ever wondered why foresters consider fire as one of their best “tools” for forest management?  Check out this short article by one...

Lake Lanier News

  • Lake Lanier Association revisits raising water levels January 19, 2018
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  • Atlanta Boat Show 2018! January 17, 2018
    Come see us at the Atlanta Boat Show this week! We are Booth #236. Members that join or renew at the show get a free prize at the show AND get automatically entered to win the grand prize of a large Paradise Pad foam water mat. Fun, fun, fun!
  • Atlanta Boat Show 2018! January 10, 2018
    Looking forward to the Atlanta Boat Show next week! Come see us at Booth #236. Member that join or renew at the show get a free gift and will be entered into a drawing for a special prize. For details on the show, see their website at http://www.atlantaboatshow.com/  
  • Shore Sweep 2017 September 14, 2017
    Shore Sweep 2017 is coming up on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017! The advance drop off locations are NOW OPEN! For the actual day of the event Saturday 9/23, we have twelve different participating locations that you can choose to report to volunteer — Bald Ridge, Aqualand, Gainesville, and Port Royale Marinas, Lanier Islands, Balus Creek […]
  • Rainfall and Lake Levels September 7, 2017
    There has been a great deal of discussion this summer about rainfall and lake levels. In response to those discussions, the LLA did some research and found the daily rainfall numbers for a 24 year span of 1994-2017 at the Gainesville, GA gauge. (1994 was the year that gauge was installed by the weather analysis […]
  • Advance drop locations for Shore Sweep – delayed opening due to weather September 7, 2017
    With the threat of severe weather in the next several days, we are going to hold off on opening the Shore Sweep advance drop locations until sometime next week. We will monitor weather conditions and will post an update as soon as we get the advance drop locations open.
  • Shore Sweep 2017 Photo Contest! September 5, 2017
    Lake Lanier Association has a fun photo contest happening this year during Shore Sweep – submit photos of trash pick up efforts and win prizes – plus, we get a more beautiful shoreline to enjoy! Click the link below for details on the photo contest! http://wshe.es/w9aUP5k5
  • Lake Lanier Olympic Park clean-up August 29, 2017
    Nice article in Gainesville Times regarding the clean-up at Lake Lanier Olympic Park as a warm up exercise for Shore Sweep 2017! https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/shore-sweep-expected-clean-tens-thousands-pounds-trash/
  • Call for Volunteers — Shore Sweep 2017 Advance Shoreline Scouting! August 25, 2017
    The Lake Lanier Association needs help with advance scouting of lake shoreline prior to our Shore Sweep event which will be held on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. Advance scouting reports help us to more effectively dispatch volunteers on the day of the event. We are asking for volunteers to scout by boat different sections of […]
  • CALL TO ACTION: EPD Drought Response Needs to Consider Lake Lanier Water Level August 6, 2017
    Member call to action! Please contact our state Environmental Protection Division and urge them to keep the Level 2 Drought Response in place until Lake Lanier gets closer to its full pool! The EPD is considering lifting the Level 2 Drought Response currently in place since Metro Atlanta is no longer officially in a drought. […]