GAINESVILLE: Lake Lanier within 9 feet of historic low | News
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Authorities say Lake Lanier has dropped below 1,060 feet above sea level and is now just nine feet above the historic low it reached during Georgia's devastating drought of 2007-2009.
The lake has been on a downward trend for months now, away from the full pool of 1,071 feet and stirring memories of the drought.
The lake's historic low water level of 1,051 feet was set on Dec. 26, 2007.
Local business owners say that the low water level has drained some tourism.
Bob Benson, a lake guide, reportedly told The Times of Gainesville there are stumps everywhere sticking out of the water, and many people aren't going out on the lake.