Buford Dam Water Release Schedule
Trying to find the water release schedule for Lake Lanier’s Buford Dam is similar to trying to a missing Bluetooth headset.
We know that we saw it recently. We know we didn’t lose it. We know that we’ll probably never find it because it’s easier to buy a new one or move into another house where somebody else previously lost a Bluetooth.
Folks who want to fish, hike or kayak on the Chattahoochee River down below Buford Dam need to know when excess water will be flushed from Lake Lanier.
They know there is a way to determine when water will be released from the dang dam, but locating that information can be frustrating.
There are times when it can be a life or death situation. When you hear the warning sirens sounded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Lanier, it can be too late to react.
We urge you to print out this list of water release resources and put it in a safe place that you will always remember. Who knows? If you do, you might even find your lost Bluetooth, cell phone, car keys, glasses, wallet, tax records, jewelry or TV clickers.
Sources for Information on Buford Dam Water Releases
- Select: “Buford Dam/Lake Sidney Lanier” from the drop-down menu.
- Then, select the date you want from the second drop-down menu that will appear.
- Toll-free phone number: 855-326-3569
- Local number: 770-945-1466
Low-Power AM Radio Station
A low-power radio station continuously broadcasts water release information in the immediate vicinity of Buford Dam. Tune to 1610 AM to hear the latest information.