Lake Water Level Fully Recovered

Date : July 28, 2013 | Author : admin | Category : Uncategorized
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Lake Lanier is fuller than it ever has been in summer according to measures taken by the U.S. Corps of Engineers at Buford Dam. As of July 17, lake elevation averaged 1072.57 feet above sea level, the highest average recorded for July. This tops the former high elevation average for that month set in 1974 when the midsummer level averaged 1071.92.

Lake level has exceeded its full pool of 1071 every day since April 13. April’s average of 1070.97 was followed by an all time high May average of 1072.77. June’s average elevation of 1072.09 tied with 1976 for the second highest June on record, falling slightly off the 1983 June average peak of 1072.18.

The highest level recorded on Lanier was 1077.14 on April 10, 1964 during a two month period of heavy rain over the Southeast. Lake Lanier usually reaches its higher elevation levels in the spring. This year is an exception.

This year most of Georgia had already been pounded with more rain by mid July than normally falls during an entire year. The National Weather Service reported that by July 17, 57.17 inches had been recorded at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, drenching the 30-year annual average of 49.71.

Forecasters believe the drenching is likely to continue with predictions of higher than normal hurricane activity over the Atlantic Ocean through November. The outlook from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls for a 70 percent above normal hurricane season.


One Response to Lake Water Level Fully Recovered

  1. admin says:
    December 12, 2013 at 7:07 am


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