The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officially determines the Lake Lanier water level. They use two different measurements to determine when it’s full, one for winter months and one for summer months.
The USACE calls it “full pool.”
- Summer Full Pool (May 1 – November 30) is 1071′.
- Winter Full Pool (December 1 – April 30) is 1070′.
We arbitrarily chose to compare the official water levels on June 26th over the past decade.
The 10-year average water level for Lake Lanier on June 26th is 1067.07 feet above sea level, about four feet below full pool.
On June 26, 2016, the official Lake Lanier water level was 1067.63 feet. That’s about seven inches above the 10-year average.
Are we in a bit of a drought? Yes. Is there rain in our local forecast? Yes. Is Lake Lanier where it “normally” is for June 26th? Yes.
Relax and enjoy the nice weather, while it lasts. Winter is fewer than 180 days away.