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

  • 2020 – 2021 NGA LAKES DRAWDOWN SCHEDULE July 9, 2020
    LAKE BURTON Starts down from normal pool (1865.0 feet MSL) November 1, 2020 Down 7’ feet (1858.0 feet MSL) by December 31, 2020 Begin refill February 1, 2021 Within 5’...
  • Georgia Power Recreation Areas Update May 27, 2020
    At Georgia Power, we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and the response of our state and local officials. Our top priority is still the safety and well-being of our...
  • Georgia Power’s Recreation Areas May 26, 2020
    Georgia Power’s Timpson Beach, on Lake Burton located on Charlie Mountain Road, and Seed Campground, on Lake Seed located on Crow Creek Road will remain closed until further notice.  Check...
    The recreational Whitewater Releases scheduled for April 4th,5th,11th, and 12th 2020 in Tallulah Falls, Georgia at Tallulah Gorge have been canceled. To take proactive measures to prevent the spread of...
    In response to taking proactive measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and by way of SC Governor’s order 2020-16 to close all public boat ramps in the...
  • Georgia Power Day Use Facilities March 25, 2020
    As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread, Georgia Power wants to assure you that the company has comprehensive plans and procedures to ensure a continuation of operations and service as...
  • Georgia Power Lake Resources Offices Temporarily Closing March 20, 2020
    As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread, Georgia Power wants to assure you that the company has comprehensive plans and procedures to ensure a continuation of operations and service as...
  • Drawdown for Tallulah Falls Lake November 12, 2019
    An unscheduled drawdown will occur on Tallulah Falls Lake starting Tuesday, December 10th.  This is a maintenance drawdown for work on the Tallulah Falls Dam.  The lake will start down...
  • Aesthetic Flows Announced for Tullulah Gorge October 23, 2019
    Aesthetic flows will be released through Tallulah Gorge as planned on Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, from 8 AM to 8 PM. Additionally, Georgia Power and the Tallulah...
  • North Georgia Lakes Announce 2019/2020 Drawdown Schedule September 11, 2019
    Lake Burton November 1, 2019 – starts down to 7’ feet below normal summer pool February 1, 2020 – starts up March 1, 2020 – within 5’ feet of normal...

Lake Lanier News

  • The Lake Lanier Association Announces New Executive Director July 15, 2019
    Monday, July 15, 2019 The Lake Lanier Association has concluded its 2-month search for a new Executive Director! “Today we are announcing Jennifer Flowers as the new Executive Director for the Lake Lanier Association. Jennifer is a local Hall County resident with the education, work experience and competence to become a great asset for our […]
  • Lake Lanier Association seeking applications for Executive Director position April 22, 2019
    As much as we hate to see Joanna leave, we want to thank her for the positive impact she has made and we wish her the best. The Lake Lanier Association is well positioned for future success due, in large part, to Joanna’s contributions. The Lake Lanier Association is seeking applications for the Executive Director […]
  • Annual Meeting 2019 March 24, 2019
    The Lake Lanier Association Annual Membership Meeting is coming up on Saturday, April 13 2019. We will be at Aqualand Marina this year. Below are more details about the meeting. If you arrive by boat, please park at the courtesy slips by the gas dock and walk up to the parking lot. We will be […]
  • ALERT – Dock Missing From Its Permitted Location, Please Review Photo March 22, 2019
    The below photo is of a dock that is missing from its permitted location which is in the north Chattahoochee River area. Notice the light fixtures distinctive feature on the top of the dock. If you have seen this dock recently, if you could let us know, we would greatly appreciate the information. Our email […]
  • ALERT – Quickly Rising Water Levels – February 22, 2019 February 22, 2019
    This morning, the Chattachoochee and Chestatee Rivers are flowing at a combined 8,440 cubic feet per second, and the discharge at Buford Dam is 583 cfs, for a net inflow into Lake Lanier of 7,857 cfs, not counting rain falling onto the surface of the lake, inflow from minor tributaries, and direct inflow from the […]
  • ALERT – Two More Abandoned Docks – Please Look At The Photos February 20, 2019
    We have two more docks that have been abandoned along the shoreline of Lake Lanier and we are trying to identify the owners of these docks in order to determine the removal and disposition plan for these eyesores and safety hazards from Lake Lanier.One is close to Duckett Mill Park and the other is just above […]
  • Water Wars Update – February 2019 February 2, 2019
    WATER WARS: FLORIDA v. GEORGIA By: Clyde Morris, Legal Counsel to Lake Lanier Association Both States filed their supplemental briefs January 31 with Special Master Paul J. Kelly, Jr., and the arguments are entirely predictable. Florida says Georgia’s overuse of water is destroying Apalachicola oyster fisheries. Georgia says its use of water is reasonable an […]
  • ALERT – Dumped Dock In Four Mile – Please Look At The Photos January 28, 2019
    ALERT, we have a platform dock that was dumped in a cove in Four Mile last night. Below are a couple photos of the dock. It is a swim platform style dock with lots of wood debris piled on top and a swim ladder installed on the side. If anyone is familiar with a dock […]
  • ALERT – quickly rising lake levels December 28, 2018
    Courtesy alert to Lake Lanier Association members: with the high rainfall around Lake Lanier and especially in the watershed above the lake, dock owners should make sure their docks, including anchor poles, can handle the expected surge in the lake level. Current inflows into the lake are running at a rate of about 12 times […]
  • Lake Lanier Association Supports Concept of Forsyth Water Treatment Facility December 19, 2018
    In response to the announcement that Forsyth County is planning to site a new water treatment facility in North Forsyth County, the Lake Lanier Association has been responding individually to citizens that express concerns about the facility. In an effort to create more education and awareness about the association’s stance on the proposed treatment facility […]