Lake Lanier’s Water Level Has Risen by 4.87 Feet in 2017
As of July 1, 2017, Lake Lanier’s water level has risen by 4.87-feet since January 1st. As of July 1st, the lake stood at 1065.13 feet above sea level. Back on New Year’s Day the level was 1060.26.
We are still down 5.87-feet of water from what’s known as “full pool” for summertime. We’re making progress, thanks to the rain we’ve received in what felt like incessant storms in June.
My guess is 2017 hasn’t been a great year to sell speedboats, motorcycles or sunscreen with all the rain we’ve had. Not that we don’t need all we can get. Better to have a few soggy weekends than to stay in a drought — unless you sell outdoor stuff or you want to play in the sun.
Historic Lake Lanier Levels on July 1st
- 2012: 1063.92
- 2013: 1071.62
- 2014: 1070.91
- 2015: 1069.08
- 2016: 1067.46
The Weather Channel forecast for July 4th through Wednesday July 12th says we can expect high temperatures daily in the mid- to upper-80s with about a 20% chance of rain daily.
Don’t worry. A little bit of rain can’t hurt you. Just watch out for lightning. That can hurt you.