High Water Closes Lake Lanier Boat Ramps

If my calculations are correct, it might stop raining someday. Until that day, we’ll hear from the US Army Corps of Engineers about how high water closes Lake Lanier boat ramps.

Winter Pool begins on December 1st and ends on April 30th annually.  During this time, Lake Lanier is at “full pool” when levels reach 1070 feet above sea level. At midnight this morning/last night, Lanier hit 1073.34 feet, more than three feet above full winter pool.

When the lake is three feet above what’s considered full, boat ramps controlled by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) begin to close because ramps become too short to use safely.

These boat ramps have been temporarily closed, as of February 21, 2019:

Little River Park
Thompson Bridge Park
Simpson Park
Little Hall Park
Nix Bridge Park
Thompson BridgePark

High water has also forced the closure of parks and trails at West Bank Park and Laurel Ridge Trail.

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Robert J. Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA.
Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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