The Lake Lanier Association (LLA) announced on October 20, 2016, news of a program to reduce shoreline erosion on Lake Lanier. Executive Director Joanna Cloud says LLA has raised enough funds to purchase $275,000 worth of riprap. That will provide 3,100 lineal feet of protection from erosion “occurring on the island shoreline in the lake south of Browns Bridge.”
The money has come from partnering with local governments, private businesses and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. We extend our gratitude to one and all.
Riprap is defined by Merriam-Webster as ” a foundation or sustaining wall of stones” … or “similar material on an embankment slope to prevent erosion.”
Hall County voters approved a SPLOST Referendum in 2015 and shoreline protection was an identified project designated to receive funding.